Slip-Joint Folders

 

Four-Bladed Elephants Toenail

This style folder is one of my favorites and is very different because it is made with four blades.  In my over thirty years of knifemaking I had not seen or heard of a custom one made like this before I made this one in 2011.  You may be looking at the first custom one ever made.  The main blades are designed like knives sold by Sears and Roebuck in 1905.  All blades are ladder-patterned Damascus forged by the maker from 1075 and 15N20 steels.  The main blades are 3 inches long.  The knife in the closed position has a length of 4 3/8 inches. The springs are made from CPM 154 and are decoratively textured.  The mammoth ivory handle scales are secured by 14K gold pins and one 14K gold escutcheon is featured on the handle.  Engraving is by Steve Dunn of Smiths Grove, Kentucky.

Francesco Pachi Photography

 

Coke Bottle Folder

This upscale Coke Bottle Folder features a 3 inch feather-patterned Damascus blade forged from 1075 and 15N20 steels.  The folder has 416 stainless integral liners and holsters.  They feature engraving and 24K gold inlay set off by nice mother of pearl handle scales.  The folder is 4 inches long in the closed position.  Sole authorship.

 

Francesco Pachi Photography

 

Elephants Toenail


The "Elephants Toenail" has always been one of my favorite multi-bladed folder patterns.  This version is made as a three-bladed whittler.  The main blade is three and one-eighth inches long.  Each of the small blades is two inches long.  All blades are made from 1075 and 15N20 steels in a ladder pattern forged by maker.  The knife features stainless steel bolsters which are engraved and gold inlayed by Steve Dunn.  The mammoth ivory handle is secured by 14-karat gold pins and has one 14-karat gold escutcheon.  This folder was first exhibited at the 2007 Art Knife Invitational in San Diego, California. 

Eric Eggly, PointSeven Studios Photo

 

Three-Bladed
Sow Belly


The three blades in this Sow Belly folder are made from CPM154 stainless steel.  The back spring is made from ATS34 stainless steel and the file-worked liners are made from 410 stainless.  Both the front and rear bolsters are fashioned from 416 stainless steel.
 

Chuck Ward Photo

 

Large Coke Bottle


This folder was first exhibited at the 2009 Art Knife Invitational.  It is five and three-eighths inches long closed.  The feather patterned Damascus blade is forged from 1075 and 15N20 steels.  Texturing sets off the back spring which is made from  ATS34 stainless steel.  The 416 stainless front and rear bolsters are engraved and gold inlayed by Steve Dunn.  The handle features fossilized mammoth ivory scales secured by 14-karat gold pins and a 14-karat gold escutcheon. 

Eric Eggly, PointSeven Studios Photo

 

 

Coke Bottle Folder

It is five and three-eighths inches long closed.  The feather patterned Damascus blade is forged from 1075 and 15N20 steels.  Texturing sets off the back spring which is made from  ATS34 stainless steel.  The 416 stainless front and rear bolsters are engraved and gold inlayed by Steve Dunn.  The handle features fossilized mammoth ivory scales secured by 14-karat gold pins and a 14-karat gold escutcheon. 

Eric Eggly, PointSeven Studios Photo

 

Saddle Horn Trapper


The  W-West Texas Wind patterned Damascus blade on this slip-joint folder is forged from 1075 and 15N20.  The 416 stainless bolsters are engraved by the maker.  The handle features mammoth ivory scales and 416 stainless pins.

Sharp by Coop Photo

 

Two-Bladed 
Saddle Horn Trapper

Both blades on this Damascus trapper are forged from 1075 and 15N20 steels in a feathered pattern.  The bolsters and pins are produced from 416 stainless.  The handle scales are India stag.  

Chuck Ward Photo

 

 

Single-Bladed Trapper

Goblin-patterned Damascus forged from 1075 and 15N20 steels is featured on the blade.  The back spring is made from Damascus steel.  The 416 stainless steel bolsters are engraved in a cross-hatched and punch-dotted pattern by the maker.  The handle features mammoth ivory and is set off by 416 pins and escutcheon 

Eric Eggly, PointSeven Studios Photo

 

 

 

California Jack

This slip-joint folder's two and three-quarter inch Damascus blade is forged from 1075 and 15N20 steels in a feathered pattern.   The 416 stainless bolsters are engraved by the maker.  The shield is 18K gold and the pins are 14K gold.  The handle features antique shell scales.

Johnny Stout Photo 

 

 

California Jack


The three-inch blade had goblin-patterned Damascus forged from 1075 and 15N20 steels.  The 416 stainless steel bolsters feature cross-hatched and punch-dotted engraving by the maker.  The India stag handle is set off by 416 stainless steel pins and shield.

Buddy Thomason Photo

 

 

 

Shadow Pattern Warncliff 

This slip-joint folder has a 2 7/8" blade crafted from CPM154  stainless steel.  It has stainless steel spring, pins, and shield and a jig-bone handle.  Overall length is 6 9/16".  Close length is 3 3/4".  This folder is a very nice, light pocketknife that would be as much at home in your pocket as in your collection. 

 

 

 

Information
Home
About the Maker
Available Pieces
Awards
Contact Information
Upscale Pieces
Antique Reproductions
Dress Bowies
Upscale Pieces
Folders
Slip-Joints

*Straight Razors*

Fixed Blades
Chef Knives
Hunters
Field Grade
Additional Information
Upcoming Shows
Training Opportunities
Other Knife Related Sites