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Home Products Engraved Ivory Lockback

Engraved Ivory Lockback

by McBurnette, Harvey Otis

SKU 1041614

Date Added 04/15/2022

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $1,395.00


This is a bicentennial celebration lockback by Harvey McBurnette (sole authorship). Blade is high polished and engraved on both sides. Bolsters are stainless in high polish. Interior mammoth scales are scrimshawed with a bicentennial eagle on one side. A nickel silver oval escutcheon is on the other ivory scale. Fine filework on the blade spine, backspacer, bolster, and liners. Beautiful piece. Unfortunately six of the pins have ivory cracks around them (see pictures below) and there are table scratches on bolsters and escutcheon. Nice lockup and seating; strong detent.

Product Details

Blade Length 3.375

Overall Length 8.375

Closed Length 5

Weight (oz) 5.14

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Blade Material Unknown

Blade Details Clip Point

About the Maker

McBurnette, Harvey Otis

The late Harvey McBurnette is considered to be one of the legendary knife makers. His knives are hard to find and valuable. Harvey McBurnette, Dick Dorough and W.T. Fuller all worked together at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Gadsden, AL. W.T. lost one of his hands in a treadmill accident and was retired from work. They were all friends and machinists, W.T. needed a front locking knife so he could open and close one handed. The three makers worked together and developed a front locking folder. Harvey had to move to New Mexico for health reasons, and continued making knives there. Harvey went on to greater fame than either W.T. or Dick, but they all made locking folders as their style. Harvey was a craftsman of craftsman. Harvey passed away in 1997.

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