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May 29, 2012 18:43:52 PDT
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A MASSIVE custom camp/bowie knife from Eddyville, Kentucky maker Gary Tucker. 

Tucker is a talented craftsman and highly skilled knifemaker who's known for his fine handle work. He's known for using exotic natural handle materials including quite a bit of giraffe bone. Tucker had a limited production and marked each knife with the year made and sequential serial number. This was the 18th knife he made in 2003. Tucker builds a very clean and highly functional knife. His work is well-known on the show circuit and I had heard a few years ago that Blade Magazine had done a feature on him, but I've never been able to locate it. I'm not sure about Tucker's current status. At a show over the winter I was told that he was either no longer making knives or had semi-retired, producing just a couple knives here and there. If anyone knows for sure please let me know.

Since we've entered the internet age, hundreds of knifemakers and would-be knifemakers have entered the industry. Some are very talented and produce exceptional knives. A few even produce work comparable to many of the makers in the Knifemaker's Guild. However, a large number simply buy blade blanks and off-the-shelf mounts, put the knife together, add a bit of finish work or filework to the spine, etch their name on the knife and sell the knife as a "handmade custom" knife. Tucker is a talented craftsman who made his knives by hand.
The knife has not been used, carried, or sharpened and remains in near perfect condition with just a bit of very light storage wear and light handling marks.
The knife was solidly and cleanly built and is absolutely huge! The design is well-suited for camp knife duties. The blade was ground with a recurved edge and deep fullers on either side. It was polished to a bright finish and the spine features scalloped filework on both sides. The blade also features an aggressively ground top edge to facilitate sharpening if desired. The guard is of thick brass and was also deeply polished. It was shaped to match the contours of the stag and is concave on the handle side to serve as an index finger rest. The guard was tightly set with the blade perfectly centered. Although not an exotic handle material, the handle was crafted from an enormous section of crown stag. It's set behind an unusual spacers of some sort. It appears to be some type of marbled phenolic resin, but I'm really not sure. The spacer is a deep burgundy color and really set off the natural beauty of the stag. The stag is rich in both color and texture and has an excellent feel. It really fills the hand and measures 7" around just above the crown. The entire knife is rock-solid and completely tight.
Despite it's massive proportions, the knife has an excellent feel and offers nice control. It's slightly handle-heavy due to the size of the stag, but you know you have something in your hand when your holding this beast!
The knife has a 10-1/4" blade and measures 17" in overall length.
The sheath is of leather and is in near perfect condition with no problems at all.
If you appreciate unique, one-of-a-kind knives, this is an heirloom-quality piece that will be treasured through the generations.
A beautiful and unique custom bowie from this highly skilled maker!!

Listed as used only because of storage & handling marks, otherwise as new unused.

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