|Blade Length:||3 3/4 inches||Overall Length:||8 3/8 inches|
|Closed Length:||Fixed Blade inches||Sheath/Case:||Leather Sheath|
|Handle Material:||Presentation Grade Water Buffalo|
While in France on a business trip with his son in 1992, Angelo had the opportunity to meet and observe French Cutler Baraldini in all stages of producing forged hand-made knives. And although taken by the work, Angelo was looking for something even more perfect and more precise.
That is when he discovered the knives of Dietmar Kressler. These knives were clean, elegant and flawlessly made, and that gave Angelo the direction he needed. In fact he was so taken with Kressler knives that he went to Germany and spent some time with the man himself - the maker of the world's finest Integral knives.
When asked about his personal take on custom knife making Angelo says "My approach is entirely based on precision, elegance, passion and the desire to make each knife perfectly functional. In other words, each knife comes with a precise destination. My creativity also leads me to participate in ongoing research into new materials so that I can continue improve my knives, while maintaining the elegance, functionality and accuracy I desire"
Angelo's favorite steels are RWL-34 and N690, and he prefers to use natural handle materials whenever possible. He is a part-time make who makes 15-20 knives a year and delivery time is about 12 months. He is currently a member of the Italian Knife Making Guild and does not travel to America at this time for shows.
This particular model is an original design with a stock removal blade and pinned stainless bolsters. It also has very attractive back filing on the spine of the blade and presentation grade Water Buffalo scales attached by decorative rivets.
You will not be disappointed by the level of craftsmanship and artistry in these knives!