Monday, August 8, 2022

CLF 2022 Auction: Dagger and Sheath by Daniel and Chelsey Casey

 

Custom knives always garner a good bit of interest at the CLF Fundraising Auction, and for this year’s event, artist Daniel Casey has donated a simply spectacular dagger. 


This hand forged dagger was made from braided steel cable and 1084 spring steel, which Casey put through the laborious process of melding into multi-layered Damascus steel. Measuring in with a 5 ½” long blade, this knife sports the contrasting color and texture only achieved with Damascus. The spiral carved handle, 4 ¾” long, was made from premium curly maple and given a rich patina with a traditional aqua fortis finish. Both the hand guard and the end cap are crafted from coin silver, and the hand guard has the additional decoration of four stamped hearts. 


This stellar blade is accompanied with a custom sheath created by Chelsey Casey. This heavy-duty, hand-sewn sheath, made from heavy weight vegetable tanned bull hide, will last for decades. 










For more information on the work of Daniel Casey, contact the artist directly: daniel@caseyarms.com

See the artist’s website: www.caseyarms.com


Text by Joshua Shepherd

Photography by David Wright


To see all the artists’ postings for the 2022 CLF Fundraising Auction go to:

http://www.contemporarylongriflefoundation.org/2022-fundraising-auction/

Thursday, August 4, 2022

2022 The Gunmakers Fair at Kempton: Photos

 
Billy Griner Horns with Awards













Photos supplied by Billy Griner, Art Decamp and The Honourable Company of Horners' Facebook.

Henk Neervoort Bowie

 

Ebony, silver embellishments, similar to Arkansas Bowie. 













Photography by Jan Riser.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022