Wednesday, July 8, 2020

2020 CLA Live Auction: 2020 CLA Live Auction

Length: 13 1/2”   Blade: 8 3/4”

The CLF is proud to present this classically styled long hunters knife by Chad Matthews.  The carbon steel blade is combined with a classic s shaped cross guard and bolster. Both are also of carbon steel. The blade length is 8 3/4”  and overall is 13 1/2”.

This is a fine looking traditional knife with a striking curly maple grip.  The blade is made from an old file in keeping with its traditional look.  In early America no file ever died, it was made into something else. It has the look and feel of a user, great for butchering, camp work, or minor disputes over cards.

Chad Matthews is a newer member of the CLA from Rome, Georgia.  He has been making knives since he was 15 years old and learned of the CLA on Facebook a couple of years ago.  He likes what the CLA does and that prompted this donation.  Support our artists, support the auction and let your friends know we are out there. This great Chad Matthews’ knife is an example of the art and craft you cannot get anywhere else.

Chad can be contacted by email at

Copy by By Heinz Ahlers
Photography by H. David Wright

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