The Toad D/A

SKU
135640
Date Added:
04/02/14
# Available:
0
Price: $3,500.00
Overview
This linerlocking auto features a beautifully colored Mike Norris Damascus recurve blade  with notched thumbrest and single thumbstud with orange stone inlay.  The handle has colored Mike Norris Damascus dovetailed bolster, hidden 24 k gold plated srews, amazing mammoth molar scales, jeweled anodized and file-worked titanium liners, and colored and file-worked Mike Norris Damascus backspacer. The blade has a strong blade release like a cannon when fired or glides when opened manually. Comes with a leather zippered case.  Lockup, blade seating, and detent are perfect. New from maker at the 2013 Blade Show. If you are interested in this piece, don't hesitate to call and make an offer. Blade Steel: Damascus
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    2.5
  • Overall Length
    5.75
  • Closed Length
    3.375
  • Weight (oz)
    3.4
  • Source
    From Maker
Additional Specs
  • Blade Material
    Damascus
  • Blade Details
    Drop Point, Recurve
  • Handle Material
    Metallic, Tusk & Tooth
ABOUT THE MAKER
Wilson, Stan
Visit this maker's website: Stan Wilson Custom Knives. "Ever since I was a small boy I have always carried a knife, to me it was an Indispensable tool, never to be without. Later on in years, it was a good friend & hunting partner who finally got me started in knife making, though he was unaware of it. Every time we went hunting he would tell anyone who would listen about his knife, an old Rudy Ruana. The knife I carried at that time was nothing special, so one day after hearing one of his stories for umpteenth time I decided to make one of my own. I was going to apply all my crafting skills to this task. Little did I know that what I was plunging in to was first going to evolve from a hobby, to an obsession, to something that I hope to make into my livelihood. It took months of trial and error to finish that knife, but when it was completed I felt great pride in a work of art,that of course today remains very functional. Upon completion of the first,I felt challenged to make another, but better. This is and always will be my creed. I promise to deliver each knife better than the last. That is the true challenge of what drives me today, to deliver the best I can. So I will go any length to ensure satisfaction and deliver what is truly a hand crafted knife.My choices of materials for my knives are natural and exotic handlematerials such as pearl, bone, ivory or fine burlwood combined with a Damascus blade. All my knives are made by stock-removal, free hand ground and hand finished.I do not work off of set patterns, but from a simple drawing. This takes a little more time but it also allows me to be more creative and have full control to make slight changes to each custom knife, obviously as result no two knives are ever identical.I maintain sole authorship on all my knives withthe exception of the Damascus I use and heat-treating of stainless steels.I make knives the old way, just one at a time."Stan's work was featured in the December 2006 issue of Knives Illustrated.
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