Once in a while I get lucky. I met James Sponaugle from Tennessee at the BLADE show a few years ago and his work just blew me away. I am very glad to now feature his work on my website, it was worth the wait.
James Sponaugle is a Retired Tool and Die Maker. The Tool and Die profession involves critical tolerances and quality work is paramount with each project. James applies the same attention to detail in his new career that was required in his previous one.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for James Sponaugle
~ Just Received – Direct from the Maker ~
This is a very special knife from James ~ a Direct Copy of the Original Loveless Dixon Fighter with beautiful Green Canvas Micarta.
Due to the Mirror Polished Surfaces of this fine blade, it was very difficult for me to photograph – please excuse any Shading or Reflections in the pictures, the knife is impeccable in person.
- Crafted from 5/32″ – CPM154 Stainless Steel
- Very comfortable Full Grip handle
- Fully Tapered Tang, Red Liners and a Lined Thong Hole
- Near Perfect Mirror Polished Finish
- Stainless Guard with High Polished Finish
- Impeccable Soldering job ~ appears to be one solid piece
- Custom Leather Sheath
No detail is out of place on this knife, even the Silver Soldering of the Tang to the Blade (which most Makers do not even attempt any more) is flawless.
The Tang is Steeply Tapered to reduce weight. The thin Red Liners are a subtle touch and help to accent the Green Micarta.
The handles are perfectly matched and have a wonderfully rich color.
The entire knife has an Extremely High Fit and Finish. This is a fitting tribute to one of the Great Masters of Custom Knife Making.
Don’t miss out!
James Hand Stitches every Leather Sheath that he makes for his knives.
I cannot say enough good things about James and and his work.