All 13 pre-orders for the 2012 Custom Knife Collectors Association (CKCA) Club Knife, a Loveless-style boot knife by CKCA knifemaker/member Charles Vestal, have been sold. The picture above is an example of one of the boot knives Vestal has done in the past. The pattern for the club knife will be somewhat different but close.
The CPM-154 stainless steel blades will be 4 3/4 inches long. The price of $500 for each order will include a Vestal-made leather sheath.
Handle material will be black, green or burgundy Micarta®, with wood handle options as provided by the collector, and approved for use by Vestal, with no guarantees as to suitability (i.e., shrinkage, etc.).
The guard and furniture will be stainless steel. Thad Buchanan provided Vestal with a pattern from the Loveless Shop from which the club knife will be modeled.
First deliveries should be at the CKCA Banquet on Thursday, June 7, the night before the beginning of the 2012 BLADE Show (www.bladeshow.com).
For more information regarding the knives click on www.customknifecollectorsassociation.com/
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