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 ~
Here is another Sole Authorship piece from Herb, it is a Long Hunter that he has 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. A very unique material that was thousands of years in the making!
The rich colored handle is flanked by Nickel Silver Spacers and a Stabilized Maple Burl forward spacer for color.
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 3,000 layers thick.
The Heavy Leather sheath has the Australian Cane Toad Skin as the inlay.
The Cane Toad is a prolific poisonous Pest ravaging the Australian Continent – read the history HERE
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.