Bill Buxton, Master Smith Custom Fighter. A Work of Art! #L42.
This outstanding knife was made by ABS Mastersmith Bill Buxton. It was made between June 2007, and June 2010, as it carries his older "JS" stamp. It has a 9 1/4" blade and measures just over 14" overall. Blade steel is W2 that was clay coated during heat treating to produce the georgous "Hamon" line. The guard, spacer and escutcheon plates (one on eath side of the handle) are all of matching mosaic damascus. The handle is a nice dark piece of desert ironwood. Comes with a nicely tooled brown leather sheath. Although never used or carried, this knife came out a collection I recently acquired and has been handled some. There are a couple of small spots near the tip of the blade, so I'm going to call this knife very near mint. When I spoke to Bill about this knife he said that his price to make a similar piece today would be $1450.00