I made these knife scales utilizing the roots of the teeth and sections of large vertebrae from 50-million year-old marine fossils that were found by a friend on the Sulphur River in northeast Texas.
The rare jaw fragments are from a 25 foot fossil fish, (Xiphactinus.) I used a diamond saw to cut just below the gum line of the jaw to expose the beautiful roots of its teeth.
Cactus scales w/ elk tooth in black palm black palm
Manzanillo root & antler.
5 1/2 in. carbon steel damascus blade. The handle was made from the customer's block of Italian walnut. He was making a matching gun stock.
The knife features a nickel silver guard and butt plate topped with a sterling silver buffalo cap.
Lock back folder with caribou antler & abalone. Hand carved whales tail bolster.
Blue Mesa Blades
1095 high carbon steel blade w/ iron wood , elk antler, brass guards sterling horse
Copper frame damascus folder w/ fossil fish teeth
Mesquite & turquoise
Damascus Folder made with a 20,000 year old Dire Wolf fang inlaid into black palm wood. I used a diamond saw to slice the fang through its length so that both sides would be matched.
The emblem of the wolf howling at the moon and the wire rope are made of sterling silver. The bolster and liners are made of antiqued nickel silver. The blade is high carbon damascus steel.
The wolf fang was discovered by an acquaintance of mine in Alaska.
Customized Case folder w/ file work, cactus & turquoise
Carbon steel damascus blade, cactus & iron wood , sterling & brass guard & bolster
Mastodon ivory -w/sterling stars in bolsters & locking bar
Boxed custom damascus folder with corporate logo.