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Home Products Art Fighter

Art Fighter

by Mason, Peter

SKU 1026384

Date Added 04/13/2021

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $4,500.00


This Fighter Art Knife by Peter Mason features an Ettore Twist Damascus blade with sharpened top edge and carved ricasso and fullers, .311" blade stock and 1.848" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle has a carved bronze guard and butt, carved spalted maple grip. Comes with a zippered case and COA dated 8/28/18. Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 10

Overall Length 16

Weight (oz) 24.6

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Hidden Tang

Blade Material Damascus

Blade Details Spear Point, Drop Point

Handle Material Metallic, Wood

Other Details Engraved

About the Maker

Mason, Peter

I was born in 1961 in Durban, and moved to Johannesburg during my childhood. As a child I have always had a fascination with steel, and as a young boy I was always trying to make some kind of knife out of anything I could lay my hands on. I am a fitter and turner by trade, having served a 5-year apprenticeship, and have been in the engineering field for 27 years. I started making knives during my apprenticeship and joined the South African Knifemakers Guild for the first time in 1983. I was active for approximately four years, and then started my own engineering business, which I ran for 18 years, during which time I was not as active in the Guild, and made fewer knives in this period ? mainly for friends and business acquaintances. Seven years ago, I decided to revive the hobby and re-joined the Guild. I only make fixed blade knives ? I find making fixed blades more appealing for the styles that I make and my talents are best suited to this. The fixed blade styles that I make include daggers, hunters, fighters, boot knives, utility knives and art knives. In the past two years I have pursued the carving of blades, bolsters and handles in order to offer something different, another characteristic which allows me to apply my skills effectively. I also often make use of engraving in order enhance the overall theme of the knife, although I don?t do the engraving myself. My knives are all unique ? no two knives are the same. My designs are hand drawn and refined until I am satisfied with the specific theme and objective for the knife. Handle materials that are frequently used include stainless steel, bronze, titanium and damascus steel bolsters. I also often use a colouring process for the stainless steel and titanium to enhance the overall look of the knife. I also prefer to use our unique South African hard woods, such as ? black ivory, red ivory, wild olive. Blade materials that I frequently use include mainly Bertie Rietveld, Heather Harvey and Ettore Gianferrari Damascus steel, as well as Schneider Damascus and 440 stainless steel. I have a fully equipped engineering workshop, and also do my own heat treatment and colouring. I am currently a part-time knife-maker residing in Johannesburg, South Africa, and an active member of the Knifemakers Guild of Southern Africa.

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