Collaboration #4 Flipper

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Price: $6,500.00
Breathtaking  piece from Mike Burch and Jody Muller!  This is their fourth collaboration and it's stunning. The blade is meticulously hand rubbed and is dominated by the characteristic Burch hamon line. It's shaving sharp. Muller's deeply engraved pirate and skull motif handle is a wonder to behold with highlights in copper and gold. The short backspacer is engraved as well. 

While this piece may be destined for display only, you'll be sorely tempted to carry this with you.  Nice solid feel in the hand and glassy smooth opening action with the IKBS system.  Perfect lockup, detent and seating.  Absolutely mint condition.   If you could only have one collectable knife, this might be the one. Extraordinary workmanship by two of the finest makers out there today. Blade Steel: Unknown
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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.
Muller, Jody
I made my first knife in 1983 at the age of 12. In 1994 my Dad and I forged our first Damascus steel and took our knives to our first show in Springfield, MO. In June of of 2004 I received my ABS Journeyman Smith Stamp. I am now a full-time knife maker. All my knives are one of a kind and each is completed with the attention to detail that produces a fine piece of cutlery.
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Collaboration #4 Flipper