Travis Payne’s knife has all the right curves in all the right places.
It’s hard to find anything more beautiful than a shapely woman’s leg, and Travis Payne revisits the concept in knife terms with his Gal Leg fixed blade.
Study the leg handle and you can see how it would be eminently ergonomic. “That was the whole point of the knife—to get a handle shape that both looked like a leg and was pleasing to grip,” the maker from Telephone, Texas, noted.
Leg handles long were favored among manufacturers of antique pocketknives back in the day, but there’s something about Payne’s version with the boot for a bolster, swaybacked handle with the indentation about where the back of the knee would be and the—ahem—handle butt that all comes together.
You might say the knife has a leg up on the competition.
Gal Leg Specs
Maker: Travis Payne
Knife type: Fixed blade
Blade length: 3”
Blade material: Pattern-welded steel forged by Alabama Damascus
Handle material: Mammoth ivory
Bolsters: Copper engraved by Matt Litz
Overall length: 7”
Maker’s approximate list price for a similar knife: $1,200