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 Knife Shows and Gun Shows, 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.
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~ Direct from the Maker from the Blade Show 2021 ~
I was Herb’s First Customer at the Show and I was able to Hand Pick the very best from his Table
Here is a Model that you won’t find anywhere else ~ a Hand Forged Derr Bullnose Skinner from Herb’s own High Contrast Sole Authorship Birds Eye Damascus. This is a great looking knife with artistic attributes, but I guarantee it will perform as good as it looks.
Herb explained to me that his High Carbon Steel Damascus Blades are Forged to have over 2,500 Layers. Herb has expertly Hand Forged this bold Bird’s Eye Pattern, and it is repeated throughout the steel so it is similar on both sides.
This handle material was Thousands of Years in the making. This is a Single Piece of Fossilized Walrus Jaw that has rich color and beautiful natural grain. The Handle material is flanked by Nickel Silver Spacers and a Stabilized Buckeye Burl spacer for color.
To add even more character to this knife, you can still see where the Walrus’s Molars resided in the Jaw Bone! This Size Handle would best be suited for a Medium to Large Grip.
This Derr Bullnose Skinner also has Custom Filework on the Spine, this would do double duty as Thumb Ridges if you choke up on the blade.
This is a truly wonderful Hand Made piece from Herb and it could easily claim it’s place among the best of any Derr or Damascus Knife Collection.
The Heavy Leather RH Belt sheath has a Ostrich Leg Skin inlay along with Custom Tooling around the mouth of the Sheath. Nice snug fit and a wonderful compliment to the knife.
Don’t miss out on this one.
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