ARNO BERNARD Jr.
Direct from the Maker at BLADE 2011
Arno Bernard has been making knives in his Native land of South Africa for over decade and has steadily gained popularity in the U.S. for his unqiue designs, great craftsmanship and his very affordable pricing. He has taught his Son, Arno Jr to make knives and now these knives are as sought after as his Fathers.
This is the Hippo model from the African Big Game series. A Large knife with a gently Tapered Tang and dual blade finish. The Flats on the blade are Mirror Polished while the Hollow Grind bevel is Satin.
Beautiful, well matched Stabilized Giraffe Bone handles. It is no surprise that Giraffe bone is one of the densest bones on earth. The natural colors of these handle scales are so unique, this one has lots of grain and varying colors.
This knife has a nice Full Grip but the Tapered Tang keeps the weight toward the blade.
This knife comes with an exotic Cape Buffalo Leather pouch sheath built for Right Hand belt carry.
I hand picked many knives from Arno and his Son at the BLADE show this year and they are all great designs with unique handle materials.