As part of a grandfather’s continuing tradition to his grandson, Jeremiah David Browning - this is the eighth handmade knife made by friends for his birthday. This year’s outstanding knife is by noted knife maker, Steve Auvenshine, from Paris, Kentucky. “Jake” received this knife for his 17th birthday, November 7, 2017.
Steve created a stunning clip point Bowie style knife which is accented with a silver panel inlaid in the figured walnut handle, engraved by Frank House with; “HDW * JDB Nov. 7, 2017”. Two hearts are stamped in the nickel silver guard which has become an artistic tradition among the artists making Jake’s knives. The blade, of 1095 carbon steel is stamped with Steve’s touch mark.
This is the eighth knife made in the continuing tradition from a grandfather to a fine grandson. Last year’s 2016 knife was made by Frank House, 2015 by Doug Delsemme, 2014 by Todd Daggett, the 2013 knife was made by Daniel Casey, the 2012 knife - Joe Seabolt, 2011 by Glen Mock, and the 2010 knife was made by Ian Pratt.
Thanks to all eight artists for making my grandson’s gifts extra special.
H. David Wright
November 10, 2017
Copy and photos supplied by David Wright.