Here is a truly remarkable knife by the deceased Master Smith Jim Schmidt. Besides making wonderful knives, Jim was best known as one of the early Damascus masters and a mentor to many fine current bladesmiths - including Barry Davis and Dellana to name a few.
The knife is called "Cinnamon" and was made in 1997 during Jim's final ten years, ofther reffered to as "The Golden Period". Schmidts from this era are generally the best made, most collectible and most desirable.
Generally Jim's knives were large and beefy, like the man, but this is one of very few pocket-sized Gentleman's Folders we've ever seen. In fact, we can only think of a few others crossing our paths in the last 17 years - now that's rarity!
Here are all of the classic Schmidt details - the famous shape, the bold damascus, the great back-filing and the wonderful bail. The liners are artfully filed in just the right proportion and the Presentation-grade Fossil Mammoth scales are superb. The knife is topped off with a forged bail and gold pins to hold the scales.
Pass up this masterpiece and you may never see another!
In his entire 30 years career Jim made only 225 folders, so calling this little Masterpiece rare is a bit of an understatement. World-class and absolutely irreplaceable!