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"Random Access Three" obverse side view in CPM154CM powder metal technology high molybdenum stainless steel blade, vertical and horizontal sheaths in hand-stamped brown basketweave leather shoulder
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"Chama" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved low carbon steel bolsters, black matrix sodalite gemstone handle, ostrich skin inlaid in hand-carved leather sheath
"Chama" Hunting, Utility, Collector's Knife

The Chama is one of my early patterns, designed with the help and input of a professional hunting guide whose specialty is the great American Elk. The Chama was named for a mountain town in New Mexico that is near elk habitat, and home for many professional outfitting companies and lodges. He wanted a knife that could be used to field dress several of these huge animals without needing sharpened, and could get inside the animal to work. So the Chama is designed as a three-fingered knife, with a handle that is only large enough for three fingers so the handle butt does not protrude from the palm. The blade is a wide, stout dropped point, for skinning and dressing with a deeply hollow ground blade that provides plenty of belly and a razor-keen cutting edge with great serviceability and longevity in the design.

I made this Chama with a mirror polished 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved low carbon steel bolsters, and rich, dark black matrix Sodalite gemstone handle scales. To match the knife, the sheath is made of black Ostrich skin inlays in hand-carved leather shoulder, dyed deep blue, hand-stitched, lacquered, and sealed.

A beautiful older design that is still a pleasure to make and to see.

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"Chama" reverse side view. Note inlays of ostrich skin on sheath back. Knife is three-fingered design, comfortable and useful for field dressing large game "Chama" spine edgework, filework detail. Tang is fully tapered, fully fileworked, with dovetailed bolsters and gemstone handle scales "Chama" sheathed view. Sheath is solid and protective, and matches the gemstone well in black ostrich skin and blue leather shoulder

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