Warren Osborne Custom Knife

Waxahatchie, TX

Warren Osborne Custom Knife

Warren Osborne Custom Knife

Waxahatchie, TX

Blade Length: 4 inches Overall Length: 9 1/2 inches
Closed Length: 5 1/2 inches Sheath/Case: Velcro Pouch
Blade Steel: Mike Norris Stainless Damascus
Bolster/Guard: 416 Stainless
Handle Material: Presentation Grade Black Lip Pearl

Comments: This classic folding dagger, brand new from the 2013 Knife Guild Show in Louisville, KY, is in one of our favorite Warren Osborne patterns, and it is drop-dead gorgeous from every angle. The overall attention to detail and fine machine work on the releases are so precise it’s almost scary, but that’s a large part of what makes an Osborne knife so desirable. Folders do not come any cleaner or more refined than this.

But what really makes this particular folder truly special is the world-class engraving by Master Barry Lee Hands. And there is so much going on in this engraving we thought we would let Barry tell you all about it himself.

This outstanding piece features exceptional presentation-grade black lip pearl inlays and a Damascus bale with a diamond-set rose gold pin.The engraving is my Renaissance leaf pattern executed in 24k yellow, 18k green and 22k pink gold.

This is one of the last of the Renaissance leaf series which will be discontinued after 2013, and it is the only Osborne ever engraved in this pattern.The ornament on the 416 stainless frame is fully sculpted and shaded, and set with White diamonds, green diamonds and pink sapphires.

The design originates in seven multi-colored gold leaves on the rear bolsters, set with sapphires and diamonds, swirling forward onto the black lip pearl, continuing in a swirling pattern executed in thirteen 24k gold leaves moving through the pearl; my exclusive “Gilded Pearl” technique, rarely seen with black pearl.

The design continues onto the front bolsters in a glorious spray of eleven multi-colored gold leaves also set with diamonds and sapphires.The fully developed pattern is encompassed by generous, wide, raised 24k gold borders.

The design reaches its peak in three 24k gold leaves inlaid on the Norris Damascus blade, this unusual treatment is the only example seen of a hardened Damascus blade gold inlaid after the blade has been etched and heat treated. The spine and belly feature rare 24k gold twist borders and the butt is signed on both sides of the bale with Barry’s signature “Two Hands” logo.



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Sku: WO4794PSPrice: n/aStatus: Sold
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