I'M "WOODY" AND I HAVE LOVED FINE KNIVES ALL MY LIFE BE IT A $2 JACK OR A $20,000 MORAN. I MET MARV PALMER 20 YEARS AGO AND ADMIRED HIS HANDMADE " COLONIAL TRADE KNIVES ". MARV WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL AT PRODUCING A QUALITY HAND MADE KNIFE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. HIS KNIVES HAD CHARACTER AND HE SINGLEHANDEDLY PRODUCED THEM BY THE THOUSANDS. OVER THE YEARS I HAD THE PLEASURE TO GET TO KNOW HEMLOCK MICHIGAN'S MARV PALMER VERY WELL AND HAD THE CHANCE TO HELP HIM MARKET THOUSANDS OF HIS KNIVES AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH NEVER A DISSATISFIED CUSTOMER. SIX OR SEVEN YEARS AGO MARV BEGAN TO TALK ABOUT RETIRING. HE WAS ANXIOUS TO HELP WHEN I ASKED HIM TO HELP ME SET UP A SHOP AND GET PAST THE LEARNING CURVE IN MY HOME STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. WITH MARV'S HELP AND A GUY NAMED TOMMY LEE I MADE A RUN OF "FB" (FRANK BRIDWELL) KNIVES SIX OR SEVEN YEARS AGO. THE EFFORT WAS SUCCESSFUL BUT I WAS SOON DISTRACTED BY OTHER BUSINESS INTERESTS AND PUT THE SHOP ON THE BACK BURNER. SADLY, MARV PASSED AWAY A WHILE BACK AND HE IS MUCH MISSED. HE HAD MADE OVER 16,000 OF THE TRADE KNIVES WHEN HE QUITE. WELL, TIME HAS PASSED AND MY ONCE FAST PACED REAL ESTATE BUSINESS IS NOW VERY SLOW. MY SHOP, WITH THE ABLE HELP OF THE GREAT S.C. CUSTOM KNIFEMAKER RALPH SMITH, IS BACK UP AND RUNNING UNDER THE "WOODY" MARK. THIS OFFERING IS THE FIRST GENUINE "WOODY" EVER OFFERED ON E BAY. I'M REAL PLEASED WITH HOW THIS LITTLE "SHARP FINGER" SKINNER TURNED OUT. THE CURLY MAPLE ON THIS ONE IS EXCEPTIONAL AND THE MAPLE WELL ACCENTS THE 3/32" GAUGE 1095 HIGH CARBON CRUCIBLE STEEL BLADE. IT IS 7" OVERALL AND HAS A REAL NICE HEFT. I DID SOME FILE WORK ON THE BLADE THAT I THINK YOU WILL LIKE. I USE EXACTLY THE SAME PROCESS THAT MARV USED. EACH BLADE IS INDIVIDUALLY COAL FIRED, OIL QUENCHED AND TEMPERED IN AN OVEN . THE RESULT IS A GREAT BLADE - EASY TO SHARPEN AND HOLDS A GREAT EDGE AT 56 -58 ROCKWELL. I WILL SHIP THE KNIFE WITH A FINE BUCK SKIN POUCH THAT SUITS THE CHARACTER OF THE KNIFE. I CALL THIS MY "HOLLERING BOY" SKINNER. IT IS PINNED IN BRASS AND SHOULD HOLD UP TO A LIFE TIME OF HARD USE. THE BLADE IS 4" AND STAMPED "FB". HELP ME DEFINE THE MARKET. I PERSONALLY WARRANT THAT YOU'LL BE HAPPY AS THE HIGH BIDDER OR I'LL GIVE YOU BACK EVERY BIT OF YOUR MONEY. MY POLICY WILL BE THE SAME ON ALL "WOODY'S". LOW, LOW MINIMUM AND NO RESERVE. THE HIGH BIDDER WILL OWN IT!! THIS WILL THRILL SOMEONE ON CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!Knivesusa warrants your satisfaction with each purchase with a very simple policy of full refund without questions. If you buy multiple items we will treat you right on shipping. We are currently offering a number of fine cutlery pieces for your bidding pleasure. We hope you will take time to study each issue carefully and give us your feedback and bids. We will work hard to answer any questions promptly and completely. Thanks to all of our customers past and future. We really appreciate the business and the opportunity to perpetuate the American free enterprise system. THIS IS A FIVE DAY AUCTION WITH NO RESERVE!!!!!!!