Engraved Hidden Button Auto Art Knife

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Price: $17,995.00
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This Hidden Button Auto by Joe Kious features a Damascus blade with fileworked spine. The handle has a stainless steel frame with antique tortoise shell inlays over gold leaf, fileworked Damascus backspacer with a fluted gold lock release, has been beautifully engraved and has a lot of gold inlays. One side is a family of elephants in front of a golden sky, the other is a pride of lions in gold, fully framed with scrolls and gold inlays, all done by R. Cover. Excellent condition. Comes with Bill's velcro case. This knife is spectacular. Strong spring action, nice lockup and blade seating. 3.875" blade 9.25" overall 5.375" closed.
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Kious, Joe
Veteran knifemaker Joe Kious, popularizer of the “Pocket Locket” style of high-end art folder and long-time Knifemakers’ Guild member, passed away in 2014. A resident of Kerrville, Texas, Kious was a full-time knifemaker who sold his first knife in 1969. He specialized in investment-quality interframes and bolstered folders, some bringing up to as high as $10,000 or more. However, it is his Pocket-Locket models for which he may be best remembered. Featuring elaborate engraving, the folding knives include a small compartment in the handle with a sliding panel that slides back to reveal another engraved scene inside. “Joe was a staunch supporter of the Knifemakers’ Guild and believed in handmade knives,” said knifemaker and fellow Guild member Edmund Davidson. “Joe had a wonderful personality, was very easy to speak with and would tell you anything you wanted to know. He held nothing back and had no secrets. His knives reflected a great deal of thought, craftsmanship and artistry. He was a true master and genuine person. He will be sorely missed. When we lose a man of his caliber, we are all diminished.”
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Engraved Hidden Button Auto Art Knife