Herb Derr – Hand Forged Long Hunter – Croc Skin Insert


Item Condition: New
Source:  From Maker
Handle Material: Walrus Jaw Bone
Blade Steel: Damascus
Guard: Nickel Silver
Blade Length: 5  1/4″
OAL: 9  7/8
Sheath: Leather

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  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 

 ~ Just Received – Direct from the Maker ~ 

Herb No Longer takes Custom Orders so this is your chance to get this special piece 

  Here is beautiful Sole Authorship piece from Herb, it is a Custom Long Hunter that he Hand Forged with his Birds Eye Pattern Damascus.  This is a knife with artistic attributes, but I guarantee it will perform as good as it looks.  

 The knife has a generous Full Grip handle of Fossilized Walrus Jaw Bone. Ancient Fossil Walrus Jawbones are sourced from native digs on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska ~ a very unique material that was thousands of years in the making! This Fossilized Material has Rich color and Beautiful Natural Grain. 

The Handle material is flanked by Nickel Silver Spacers and a Stabilized Maple Burl Spacer for color. Even though there appears to be a Crack / Inclusion in the material, it is in fact – Solid and you cannot even feel any ridge in the material. 

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. 

Herb explained that this particular high contrast Carbon Damascus blade is over 2,500 layers thick. This example has a very Robust .180 Thick Blade! 

This is a Large Rugged blade that could easily crossover to a Camp Knife should he need arise. Hand Made by an Ol Time Master of The Forge. 

 The Heavy Leather sheath has an African Crocodile Leg 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. 

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in
Blade Steel

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