Unique Monte Zavatta Custom Railroad Spike Knife!

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 13, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

Offered for your consideration is a very unique hand forged custom hunting knife from Arizona maker Monte Zavatta. Zavatta has been making knives professionally for over twenty years and is a full-time maker. His knives and sheaths always have a very distinctive look. He free-hand designs all of his knives and doesn't use templates or CAD programs. You may see the occassional hammer mark and/or forging mark on Zavatta's blades, which add a touch of character to his unique creations. This piece was forged from a railroad spike. I've owned numerous knives that were made from these spikes, including several from very well-known makers. However, this one is definitely the most unique and unusual.

Since we've entered the internet age, hundreds of knifemakers and would-be knifemakers have entered the industry. Some are very talented and produce exceptional knives. A few even produce work comparable to many of the makers in the Knifemaker's Guild. However, a large number simply buy blade blanks and off-the-shelf mounts, put the knife together, add a bit of finish work or filework to the spine, etch their name on the knife and sell the knife as a "handmade custom" knife. Zavatta is a true craftsman and artisan who hand forges his blades and adds his artistic touch to each piece. he has sole authorship of his knives.

The knife has never been used, carried, or sharpened and
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