Gorgeous Jim Craig Custom Hunting Knife! Jigged Bone!!
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Sold Date: 08/22/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Offered for your consideration is an absolutely gorgeous custom hunting knife from custom maker Jim Craig. I know almost nothing about this maker. T was a Knifemaker's Guild member named Jim Craig out of Missouri listed several years ago, but the 2008 directory does not list him. The directory indicated he had been making knives professionally since 1975 and this knife was certainly made by someone with vast experiance.The knife is beautifully made and the craftsmanship, fit, and finish are outstanding. The jigged bone handles are perhaps the finest and most beautiful I've seen. The knife was exceptionally well designed and made. The thick blade is nicely ground and the symmetry is perfect, although I'm not sure what kind of steel was used. The blade looks to have been hand polished to a mirror finish. The bolsters were also polished to a mirror finish and serve as an excellent visual transition from blade to handle. The handles are really the highlight of this knife. They have a rich, deep honey and molasses color and the bone was just beautifully jigged. The jigging has a burnished look, while the surfaces were polished to a glass-like finish. It's really a stunning look. The handles are secured with two brass pins as well as a mosaic pin at the butt. The bone rides on deep red liners which really light up the handle. The balance is outstanding with the balance point being to the rear of the finger groove. The grip feels excellent in the hand and also allows for great control. The blade is 3-3/4" and the knife measures just under 7-3/4" in overall length. The sheath was no doubt custom made for this knife. It's a high-quality pouch-style that is very well made and in perfect condition. The knife is snuggly secured and the sheath offers extended protection to that beautiful handle. The knife has never been used, carried, or sharpened and is in perfect condition. A gorgeous knife that embodies what owning a high-quality custom is all about!!
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