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A Special Knife for a President

On this Presidents Day, we are honored to show you a knife American Bladesmith Society master smith John Horrigan made for and presented to President George W. Bush on Dec. 4, 2009.

    John’s twin brother Robert, also a knifemaker and a member of the U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group, was killed in action in Iraq on June 17, 2005. John met with President Bush a week after Robert’s death, and it was then he promised the knife to Mr. Bush.

    A spectacular bowie with a mosaic damascus blade forged with images of Old Glory and engraved with the words “To the Fallen,” the knife remains a reminder of Robert Horrigan and others who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

    For more information contact John Horrigan at

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