Modified Kallara Interframe Dagger - Julie Warenski Engraving

SKU
400084
Date Added:
10/08/19
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Price: $5,300.00
Overview
This knife by Warren Osborne features a Mike Norris Stainless Damascus dagger blade with false top edge and nail nick. The handle has a stainless steel frame with buffalo horn and mother of pearl inlays that have 18kt gold pins inlaid, the frame was immaculately engraved by Julie Warenski and has 24kt gold inlays, like... ALOT of them, 14kt gold lanyard bail. Comes with a velcro case. Excellent+ condition. Truly stunning.
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    3.5
  • Overall Length
    8.75
  • Closed Length
    5.25
  • Weight (oz)
    5.4
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Blade Material
    Damascus
  • Blade Details
    Dagger, Spear Point
  • Handle Material
    Horn & Antler, Metallic, Pearl
  • Other Details
    Engraved
ABOUT THE MAKER
Osborne, Warren
"From early childhood, knives or anything with a blade, were of great interest to me. Consequently, knives of all shapes and sizes were made from crosscut saws, chainsaw bars, galvanized steel stays from telephone poles and any other piece of steel found laying around. Bladed weapons were a family thing, so between three brothers an myself, we had quite a collection. Later on during my work as a ranch hand in Australia and as a horse trainer in the U.S., sharpening and making knives was a spare-time thing. At this point my knives were made exclusively, using a file and an electric drill. Time was cheap and so were the files. After a year of full-time knifemaking, I finally joined the Guild as a probationary member in 1985. Becoming a full time maker was a big transition requiring more production and yet higher standards and quality. Quality has always been the motivation for me, bringing tight tolerances and fine hand finishes into one complete package. Back then it was 600 grit satin finish. Right now I am achieving between 2,000 and 3,000 grit hand rubbed finishes. I hand worked my knives then and still do!" Warren passed away 2016.
Warenski, Julie
My career in custom knifemaking began in 1986 when I met Buster Warenski who taught me the art of engraving. I was taking an engraving class, which he taught, and later that year we were married. Within one year I was engraving every knife we made and also engraved for many other knifemakers and customers all over the world. Over the years I worked in many areas of knifemaking helping with knife designs and also making many parts of our knives, as well as doing all the embellishment on them. We had a great marriage and awesome relationship until he was so unexpectedly taken away forever. He used to joke that he was going to teach me how to grind the blades so he could just retire, but I quickly let him know that there was no way this was going to happen. I often wish now that he had taught me his techniques to grind the knife blades. After Buster’s passing, I had a strong desire to make knives and continue to make the great art knives that I had worked on and had a unique partnership with for the past 20 years. A past student of Buster’s, Curt Erickson, had offered to help teach me to grind the way Buster had taught him. He was the only person Buster had really tutored in knifemaking and I graciously accepted his offer. After working with Curt and with his help I won the Buster Warenski award for the best Art Knife at the New York knife show in February 2006. We were married in 2006, and now work together in a new and exciting partnership in knifemaking. There will be many fabulous knives in our future together as we are dedicated to making some of the best art knives possible.
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