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 recent NYCKS 2014
Here is a great Big Game Drop Point Hunter from Herb that has high contrast Sole Authorship Ladder Back 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 – High Carbon Damascus blades have over 2,500 layers. The knife has a comfortable Full Grip handle molded from a Large Single piece of of Fossilized Stellar Sea Cow Rib Bone. This knife is Sized for a Med to Large Grip, or would work well if you wear gloves.
This material is very dense and has beautiful Natural deposits of color ~ HERE is a link to some information on the extinct Stellar Sea Cow.
The handle is flanked by Nickel Silver Spacers and a Stabilized Spalted Maple forward spacer which adds a dash of contrast to the handle.
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 Heavy Leather RH Leather Belt sheath has the Skin of an African Ostrich Skin as the inlay.
Don’t miss out on this one.