In-Frame Linerlock Tanto

SKU
2316
Date Added:
12/28/05
# Available:
0
Price: $250.00
Overview
The frame has a cut-out in which the liner is positioned. Upon opening, this liner section springs out to lockup the blade and closes the same as a full linerlock. File cuts across the tang spine provide a firm thumbrest. This is an older piece and has some scratches on the bolsters, pocket clip and a couple of faint marks on the blade. It must be noted that upon opening, the liner locks up to the far right of the tang, but still locks up tight. Still makes a good carrying knife. Blade has Howard's trademark 3-hole pattern and his Japanese "god of war" symbol is on the handle. Blade Steel: S30V Bead Blast
Product Details
  • Closed Length
    4.625
  • Weight (oz)
    4.8
ABOUT THE MAKER
Viele, Howard
Howard Viele is at the pinnacle of the list of knifemakers hand making high-tech modern liner-locks from his Westwood, New Jersey Shop. He became a knifemaker through an unusual quest. After attaining the rank of "Sandan" (3rd degree black belt) in Karate in 1973, he became interested in the weaponry associated with the martial arts. When Howard began making knives, there was no one in the area to teach him any secrets and shortcuts, so he learned to make knives through trial and error, thus no particular knifemaker's designs have influenced his work. He has been a member of the Knifemakers' Guild since 1976 and is also a member of the German Knifemakers' Guild. In giving Howard the Wooden Sword Award, Ken Warner, editor of Knives '85 said, "The man cuts a clean line, often a new line, every time he goes for it. Viele knives are handsome knives that look so good, and so often different as well, you can't help noticing. That's practically a definition of style."
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