I have been a Dealer for Herb Derr Custom knives for over a decade, long before I had a website I sold Herb’s knives at Gun & Knife Shows, most often to repeat Customers. Herb’s pieces are sole authorship ~ he forges his own Damascus, grinds his own blades, makes his own Leather Sheaths and still finds time to Teach courses at a Community College on how to make Damascus.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Herb Derr
~ Direct from the Maker from the Blade Show 2017 ~
Here is a Perfect EDC sized Clip Point Hunter from Herb that has his high contrast Sole Authorship Birds Eye Damascus. Herb makes VERY FEW Clip Points ~ I have only had 5 in the past 6 years!
This is a great looking knife with artistic attributes, but I guarantee it will perform as good as it looks.
Herb explained that his high contrast Birds Eye Carbon Damascus blades have over 2,500 layers. The knife has a comfortable Full Grip handle of Fossilized Sea Cow Rib Bone ~ HERE is a link to some information on the extinct Stellar Sea Cow.
In this particular example you can still see the Natural deposits and gnarly character of the Bone as the Fossilization took place.
On this knife Herb has also added some Vine Filework on almost the entire length of the Spine which looks great but serves a dual purpose of also replacing Thumb Ridges for grip enhancement.
The handle is flanked by Nickel Silver Spacers and a Stabilized Spalted Maple forward spacer which adds a dash of contrast to the handle.
The Heavy Leather RH Leather Belt sheath has the Skin of an Ostrich Skin as the inlay.
Herb also added some Custom Tooling around the mouth of the Sheath. Deep, snug fit and a wonderful compliment to the knife.
Don’t miss out on this one.