This Button Lock Auto ("9402" stamped on B-side ricasso) has a mirror polished spear point blade with false top edge. Handle is beautiful mother of pearl with engraved stainless steel dovetailed bolsters, and filed auto/ lock button.Stainless steel backspacer is fileworked, including under spine. Perfect blade seating, and very strong action and lockup. Very minor side blade play...almost not worth mentioning, and very light scratches at frame spine. This is a very nice piece, and extremely well crafted. Note: The initials of "BB" and "RN" are etched on the bottom side of both bolsters, indicating that this piece was engraved by Billy Bates, a full-time Registered Nurse with many talents! Comes with brown leather slip sheath.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Charlie Dake was originally an engineer who started making knives in the late 80's. Unfortunately Hurricane Katrina destroyed his shop in 2005. On a limited basis Charlie and Mary Dake returned to knifemaking part-time in 2011, currently produces only 20 to 25 knifes a year.