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Home Products Lockback Folder

Lockback Folder

by Kious, Joe

SKU 395608

Date Added 07/30/2019

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $850.00

Overview

This lockback by the Late Joe Kious features a mirror polished blade with a single nail nick and coin edge filework on the spine. The handle mirror finished and dovetailed stainless steel bolsters, stag scales, stainless steel liners and backspacer. Comes with a zippered case. Excellent condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 3.25

Overall Length 7.75

Closed Length 4.5

Weight (oz) 4.9

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Blade Details Drop Point

Handle Material Horn & Antler, Metallic

About the Maker

Kious, Joe

Veteran knifemaker Joe Kious, popularizer of the “Pocket Locket” style of high-end art folder and long-time Knifemakers’ Guild member, passed away in 2014. A resident of Kerrville, Texas, Kious was a full-time knifemaker who sold his first knife in 1969. He specialized in investment-quality interframes and bolstered folders, some bringing up to as high as $10,000 or more. However, it is his Pocket-Locket models for which he may be best remembered. Featuring elaborate engraving, the folding knives include a small compartment in the handle with a sliding panel that slides back to reveal another engraved scene inside. “Joe was a staunch supporter of the Knifemakers’ Guild and believed in handmade knives,” said knifemaker and fellow Guild member Edmund Davidson. “Joe had a wonderful personality, was very easy to speak with and would tell you anything you wanted to know. He held nothing back and had no secrets. His knives reflected a great deal of thought, craftsmanship and artistry. He was a true master and genuine person. He will be sorely missed. When we lose a man of his caliber, we are all diminished.”

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