William Bill Gordon Defreest


Item Condition: New
Handle Material: Sambar Stag
Blade Steel:

Blade Length: 7 1/2"
OAL: 3 1/2"


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William Gordon Defreest made some of the cleanest and most beautiful Hunters and Skinners that I have ever come across.  If you are not familiar with his work you owe it to yourself to seek out a couple of his knives for your collection.

A Barber by trade in the 1970’s Bill had a desire to make a knife of his own so he sought out the closest person that he could find that could teach him, a man who at that time had already begun making a name for himself in the small community of Knife Makers – George Herron.  

Bill studied with George and by all accounts was a quick student.  Most of Bill’s knives will exhibit the Herron influences – clean design, a fine Mirror Polish, Tapered Tang and superb ergonomics. 

This is an early knife and as such has NO SERIAL number.   An impeccable Herron type Hunter / Skinner.  Sambar Stag handles that are well matched.  Satin finish, No Tapered Tang and No Liners on this one which all indicate a very early knife from Bill.

A simple yet elegant knife by a Master. Complete with Bill’s original Leather Sheath.  Great Package.




Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions9 × 6 × 3 in


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