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Home Products Engraved Fighter

Engraved Fighter

by Kious, Joe

SKU 401782

Date Added 10/09/2019

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $795.00

Price $525.00

Overview

This fighter from the Late Joe Kious features a satin finished double edged blade with notched thumbrest, .201” blade stock and 1.296” blade depth, full tapered tang construction. The handle is comprised of a stainless steel guard, walnut scales. Comes with a brown leather sheath and a zippered case. The blade and guard have been engarved. Has a couple light scratches and the tang is proud of the scales, has some dings on the scales, otherwise good condition.

Product Details

Blade Length 4.25

Overall Length 9.25

Weight (oz) 8.3

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath, Tapered Tang

Blade Material Unknown

Blade Details Dagger, Spear Point

Handle Material Metallic, Wood

Other Details Engraved

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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