Burchtree/Krein Impetus Collaboration

SKU
137432
Date Added:
09/27/13
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0
Price: $3,475.00
Overview
This linerlock flipper features a drop point blade with hamon line, notched thumbrest and flipper. The handle has hammered copper bolsters, stag scales, and titanium liners with copper backspacer. Very smooth flipper that opens effortlessly with no wrist action. Perfect blade seating, detent, and lockup. Excellent work. Includes a nylon zippered case. Has one light scuff on blade and a small ding on the rear bolster.
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    3
  • Overall Length
    7.25
  • Closed Length
    4.25
  • Weight (oz)
    7.5
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Blade Details
    Drop Point
  • Handle Material
    Horn & Antler, Metallic
ABOUT THE MAKER
Burch (Burchtree Bladeworks), Michael
I was born in 1978 and grew up on a (mostly) un-farmed chunk of land in Southern Missouri. The land was wild, expansive, and full of adventures for a young boy. I spent a lot of my youth exploring every inch of that land with a Buck Special strapped to one side and a black lab walking close on the other. I’m not sure where my love for knives came from – but it’s always been there. I started collecting knives from flea markets or garage sales. I even built a few blades in my father’s workshop when I was about 12. I had no idea what I was doing, but it was fun nonetheless. As I grew, so did my collection. After high school, I joined the United States Marine Corps as a reservist and went on to play soccer and attend college. After sowing my proverbial “wild oats,” I settled down in Springfield, Missouri and started working as an editor and writer for the internet department of a large outdoor retail company. Around 2002, the bug to build knives hit me hard. I spent hours upon hours reading the internet asking questions, and talking to as many knifemakers as I could. My first “adult knife” turned out about as well as the knives I built when I was a kid, but I kept at it and have been a full-time maker since 2007.
Krein, Tom
I have been fascinated with knives for as long as I can remember. I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have a knife… Growing up I usually had a slip joint of some kind in my pocket. As I got older I realized how useful a good knife was while playing in the woods, or fishing on the creek. After seeing a copy of Blade magazine my sophomore year in high school I decided that I wanted to be a custom knife maker. After reading everything I could find on the subject I started making some fixed blades around 1993. A little later I got a chance to work for knife making legends Bob Dozier, and A.G. Russell. I currently work for myself and my three boys help in the shop. Knives are some of man’s oldest tools. I feel the beauty of a knife is that it can be tool and weapon in one package. In my knives I feel that form should follow function. This doesn’t mean that a knife can’t be beautiful, just that its functionality shouldn’t be affected by aesthetics. I continually strive to improve my knives and the methods I use to build them.
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