While reading a Txhillbilly thread titled "My Knives-So Far", I saw a custom from knife maker Randy Porter. I liked the knife and as I usually do, researched the artisan.
Randy Porter lives in Wahoo, Nebraska. He has a real day job but makes knives in his spare time. He took some of that spare time to custom make me a flint knapped lace obsidian piece of art!
Randy asked me a few questions about my preferences and went from there. Based on my input he obtained a blade knapped by Ron Saunders of Nampa, Idaho, a Native American of Cherokee decent. He selected the blade because it has an imbedded hurricane streak in the obsidian. The handle is made of antler and fitted with a wooden end cap.
I have seen many obsidian knives but this is the first one I have owned. I could not be more pleased with this new member of the canebrake knife collection!
Randy is a member here at FTF and I have asked him to become a vendor and maybe offer some “special” FTF discounts for our members. If you are interested in his work, PM him at http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/members/rp50817/
and ask away.
Oh, and for you skeptical types, NO, I DID NOT
get the knife for free! I paid full ride, and was happy to do so! I found Randy’s work to be worth every bit of the price of admission.
The knife is large for an obsidian at 10 3/8” OAL with a full 5” cutting edge.
Here it is with Elsie Ahrrrr for size reference.
A better look at the hurricane design.
Look how straight the blade is from the working side (bottom), and the cant of the antler provides a great right handed wielder’s purchase.
My next custom from Randy is going to be one of his Monster Bowies with a few canebrake twists. I just need to fatten the knife fund before makin’ the jump!
Thanks Randy for the outstanding service, fast shipping and this work of art!