McBurnette, Harvey Otis
The late Harvey McBurnette is considered to be one of the legendary knife makers. His knives are hard to find and valuable. Harvey McBurnette, Dick Dorough and WT Fuller all worked together at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Gadsden, AL. WT lost one of his hands in a treadmill accident and was retired from work. They were all friends and machinists, WT needed a front locking knife so he could open and close one handed. The three makers worked together and developed a front locking folder. Harvey had to move to NM for health and continued making knives there. Harvey went on to greater fame than either WT or Dick, but they all made locking folders as their style. Harvey was a craftsman of craftsman. He has passed, but not forgotten.