Herb Derr – Rare Personal Bullnose Skinner


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker 
Handle Material: Walrus Jaw/Maple Burl  
Blade Steel: Damascus
Blade Length: 3  1/4″
OAL: 8  3/4″
Guard: Nickel Silver
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 

  ~ Direct from the Maker from the Blade Show 2019 ~

  Here is rare Sole Authorship piece from Herb, it has a thick, Straight Spine with a big Bullnose tip. Herb forged this with some of his best Bird’s Eye Damascus.  

  Herb explained that his high contrast Carbon Damascus blades have over 2,500 layers. The blade on this big Skinner is 1  1/4″ Wide!

Herb has only made a few Bullnose Skinners, most were large and hefty.  This example though is the perfect EDC sizecomfortable Full Grip handle of Fossilized Walrus Jaw and a colorful Maple Burl Forward Spacer.

Tapering from Front to back, this handle Fills the Palm and is best suited for a Medium to Large Grip.  The Fossilized Walrus Jaw has beautiful Natural Color and plenty of unique Mineral Grain.

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. 

This is a knife with artistic attributes, but I guarantee it will perform as good as it looks.  

 The Heavy Leather sheath has Exotic Lizard Skin as the inlay.  Herb also added some 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. 

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in


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