With his son Jack expressing an interest in joining the military once he graduates high school, Peter Pruyn figured a reproduction of the Bob Horrigan Fighter by one of his mentors, ABS master smith John Horrigan, would be just the ticket as a gift form his military son in waiting.
“ABS master smith Red St. Cyr, another one of my mentors, said when you feel you’re good enough to make a knife in the style of one or more of your mentors, do it,” said Pruyn (Pruyn rhymes with pine).
Horrigan, a U.S. Army Ranger veteran, law enforcement officer and firefighter, is one of Peter’s mentors, ergo Pruyn’s version of the Bob Horrigan Fighter. Peter’s version has a few differences—among them a 5.5-inch blade, 154CM stainless steel, flat grind, embellished red skulls and a Cerakote® finish by Jesse Ruiz of Legendary Coatings instead of John’s 6.5-inch blade, 440C stainless steel, hollow grind and sand-blast finish.
Peter’s daughter Sophia fashioned the lanyard and attached the Emerson skull bead.
For more information contact Brothersville Custom Knives, c/o Peter Pruyn, Dept. BL3, 110 Reel Ln., Grants Pass, OR 97527 631-793-9052 firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook/Instagram: Peter Pruyn.
- KNIFE: Reproduction of John Horrigan’s Bob Horrigan Fighter
- MAKER: Peter Pruyn
- BLADE LENGTH: 5.5”
- BLADE STEEL: 154CM stainless
- BLADE GRIND: Flat
- BLADE COAT: Emerson skull embellishment w/Cerakote® finish by Jesse Ruiz of Legendary Coatings
- HANDLE: Micarta SHEATH: Kydex under leather w/red skull embellishment, felt inside Kydex, snaps, MOLLE compatible, multiple carry options, by Will Elmore
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