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 2018 ~
I simply cannot keep Herb’s knives In Stock for long, they are renowned for their performance and the price for the artistic quality of the knife just cannot be beat!
Here is a Rare Model from Herb, I have only had one or two knives over the years that feature such a Comfortable, Natural Shaped – South African Warthog Tusk Ivory Handle. This is Herb’s Personal Pistolero model ~ aptly named for its resemblance and the comfortable grip akin to a fine old Six Shooter!
The knife was made Herb’s Hand Forged, Bird’s Eye Damascus. This is a great looking knife knife with artistic attributes, but I guarantee it will perform as good as it looks.
Herb explained that his high contrast Carbon Damascus blades have over 2,500 layers. Herb enhanced the natural contouring of the handle to help improve the fit.
The Incredible Warthog Boar Tusk handle is flanked by Nickel Silver Spacers and a Stabilized Spalted Maple forward spacer which adds a splash of color to the knife. Also, the handles have a Linear Groove which helps make the grip more secure.
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.
One of the things that sets this knife apart is the generous Full Grip handle of South African Trophy Warthog Tusk that has beautiful natural color variation.
The Heavy Leather RH Belt sheath has an Exotic Lizard Skin inlay along with Custom Tooling around the mouth of the Sheath. Nice full secure fit and a wonderful compliment to the knife.
Don’t miss out on this one.