Gary Mulkey Posted December 26, 2017 Share Posted December 26, 2017 One of my goals for the next year is to try to draw new customers into the custom knife world, people who have never considered buying a custom knife in the past. To do this I decided that it would be best to build multiple copies of a knife that most of the general public would recognize and want to own & display. Since most people aren't knowledgeable about actual historic knives, I went to Hollywood for my inspiration. I believe that there are few Americans who have not seen either Alan Ladd, Richard Widmark or John Wayne handle "The Iron Mistress" in the movies so that's what I will be making. To keep the price as affordable as possible I'll be selling these copies without engraving or sheath. I'm going to offer this first batch for $750 each and see how I come out on it. At that price I'll just be breaking even but hopefully will bring some new customers into the world of the hand forged knife. Each will include nickel silver escutcheons & fittings, a 416 guard, and a brass spine in order to match the original. We'll see if I can continue to do this at this price. I got a start on this project today. I'm going to initially make three; one with walnut, one with blackwood and one with rosewood handles. Each will have a blade of W1. I'll try to keep you updated as I progress with this project. 2 1 Gary ABS,CKCA,ABKA,KGA Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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