They might not look real, but the knife photos don’t lie. These fantasy knives, each made by a wizard of custom knifemaking, bring to mind sword-and-sandal TV shows and movies.
Some dyed zebra bone and Alabama damascus, and a tree came to life in the blue woods, horns protruding from its skull as it wreaked havoc on the land. (PointSeven image)
You don’t see much antelope bone on knives, nor too many 440C blades shaped like the “Dragon Claw,” which, in turn, wears the skin of a stingray with pride.
The Valkyrie, with filed O1 wings and blue mammoth ivory body, chooses those in battle who may live and those who die. (Ward image)
The main tusks of the “Trandoshan Mount” are hollow-ground 440C bent at 30 degrees, the horns ground using 1- and 3-inch wheels and the body of white Corian. (PointSeven image)
Glenn Paul Smit
The integral “knuckle duster” guard of the “Myrlande Machete” would dust ’em off if the 18-inch tool steel blade didn’t take care of them first. Silver skulls embellish the purple swirled acrylic grip, and the skull pommel is carved bone with purple glass eyes.
Like “Weird” Knives? Come to BLADE Show West 2018
BLADE Show West is taking place Oct. 5-7, 2018, in the home of weird, Portland, Oregon. Expect high strangeness and masterful custom knife presentations. Details here.
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