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"Sanchez" chef's knife in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Lapis Lazuli gemstone handle, courbaril (Jatoba) exotic hardwood, Poplar hardwood, black galaxy granite base
"Sanchez" Chef's Knife with Lapis Lazuli Handle

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"Dragonslayer- The taste of steel" knife sculpture dedicated to curing pediatric cancers

Not many knife makers and artists are lucky enough to have the support of patrons that allows extravagant, even outrageous pieces to come to fruition. It is not the artist alone that creates the sculpture, it is his patron who supports him and believes in his efforts to create and the value of the creative spirit. I believe that this page honors them, the patrons who support me in what I do. I'm lucky to have met these people in my life, blessed that they have supported my vision.

Knives are not just blades, handles and sheaths, though that is mostly what you will see produced by any modern knife maker. There is more than the materials and the typical accepted definition of a knife in the finest pieces. When knives, swords, daggers, and edged works become independent sculptural works, I call them knife sculpture.

You won't see the term knife sculpture used in any reference, and it has always been my belief that this is the developmental cusp of my art and tradecraft. I won't go into great detail about the pieces on this page, and just let the photographs speak for themselves. I'll include links where more information and pictures may be found.

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"The Chase" knife sculpture in multiple media, carved and polished stone, metals, with engraving. "The Chase" knife sculpture knife has a clear rutilated quartz handle that is engraved on the inside with the skeleton of a fish
The Chase

The Altar of Atlantis: ode to the falling continent, with complex curves and multiple inlays. Stair steps, moon crescents, green sea malachite with living ivory tones depict a sinking land and rising bubble motif
Altar of Atlantis

"Amethystine" fine handmade dagger with amethyst and silver handle, stainless steel blade. Stand is carved pine burl, red oak

The Bowie knife has been well represented over time as a large, clip point knife. This one has French line engraving an and exotic hardwood handle with graduated spacers. A simple stand offers nice presentation
Bowie Classic

The Warrior's Quill is a modern representaion of a rapier and matching parrying dagger, in modern materials and techniqes. The Warrior's Qull has a 45" bladed rapier, and a 14" bladed dagger. Scabbards are Arririba, with chape in hand-engraved blued steel with piercework in all metal components, including blades "The Warrior's Quill" has functioning Pas d' ane, which is a device that helps control torsion and flexion at the ricasso of the sword. The blades have nice piercework and cannelures, and are hollow ground. Handle material is Labradorite gemstone
The Warrior's Quill

The United States of America Partizan
The United States of America Partizan in the Tower of London is over 8' tall. The USA Partizan has a hollow ground stainless steel mirror polilshed blade, with blued steel and gold electroform The USA Partizan with early engraving of our great seal, in gold over nitrate blued steel
Resides in the Tower of London

"Dragonslayer" represents a cure for cancer, slaying the black dragon of cancer. Sword is modified caduceus The Dragon is my own sculptural work, one of a kind, and the mold was destroyed after it was created The dragon was cast at Mesa Bronze foundry in Center Point, Texas, by Dick Tuma and his team. Dragonslayer's sword is over 56" long, and is hollow ground mirror finished 440C high chromium stainless steel. I sculpted the dragon in papier mache with wax detail over, and it was professionally cast. "Dragonslayer - The Taste of Steel" with the artist. Over four hundred pounds of bronze in the sculpture. This photo was taken in the early 1990s. This is a very large, detailed thumb nailed photo of dragonslayer.
Dragonslayer - The Taste of Steel

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