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    Quote Originally Posted by SCMknives View Post
    Wow...these knives are rediculously beautiful. Coop, your pictures make you feel like you can reach into the screen and grab them! Simply put, both the knives and the photo's are top notch!

    Thanks, Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Andrade View Post
    Well done Coop., amazing pictures!
    Hi guys,

    Thanks back! Since Blade I have shot a handful of Portfolio shots, but I have been OVERWHELMED with my website dealer work (No surprise! they all went to Blade, too!)

    I will post a few real soon. It's been a busy June.

    Coop
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    Coop, an other question. Who made the knife in your avatar. It looks like one by C.Gray Taylor, because I know he made a few of these Dirks but I'm just curious.

    Marcel


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    June studio work update

    Hi folks,

    Here's a sampling of work that has been through my studio this past month.

    Marcel, you are astute. Yes, C. Gray Taylor had a knife VERY similar to this, but this one is by Buster Warenski:


    The rarely seen, but longtime appreciated Paul Jarvis's work:


    Since we are on a dirk/dagger theme, let's carry on.

    David Broadwell's visions and executions are reknowned:


    And he often works with Ray Cover Jr. (Who DOES make the occasional knife himself.)


    Ron Best has been mentioned often in this forum:


    And a small folding dagger from the talented Jim Minnick:


    The omnipresent Charles Bennica:


    More to come....
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    Large and small....

    This one is big. I mean BIG! This project was the first time Jay Hendrickson had made a box for one of his legendary Bowies. It deserved to be shown as well.




    Now we can come down to bite-sized portions.

    Emmanuel Esposito is making BIG waves for internationally astute collectors.


    Ahhh, the delicate and lovely Hirumi Hirayama. You'd better be first in line when she's at a show to get her sought-after work. What a pleasure. (I found the included description card to be as tasteful and artistic as the knife.)


    Let's show some classic designs.

    Tim Herman's first Sliver auto #1.


    Steve Jernigan is topping the charts with his method of inserting inlays. I have never held a more precise folder. WOW!


    And another:


    A solid traditional folder from Rusty Preston:


    In closing here's one from the Master of Ivory himself (drumroll.......) Don Hanson III!


    I hope you have enjoyed this display and the knives.

    Coop
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    Coop, I try to keep informed so thanks for the compliment.

    Again there are some real beauties among this bunch of knives. For me there are a few knives that jump out for one reason or other.

    Paul Jarvis dagger: I had the pleasure of handling this at Blade last year.
    Ron Best dagger: really elegant and with a sheath
    Buster Warenski Dirk: what is there to say
    Hirumi Hirayama: elegance personified
    Don Hanson III: what amazing ivory...I never seen a piece like that with the
    "tiger stripes".

    Marcel


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    Thanks Coop. On the Hanson is the most striking piece of ivory I've ever seen.

    This Esposito knife is extraordinary. I don't like the knife itself, but if I could I would buy it just for the inlay.

    The Minnick dagger is very, very elegant.

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    Wow, I actually saw that Hanson auto at the Blade show. It was sitting on an ivory dealers table. I also have never seen walrus like that. I went up to him at the show and told him I saw the strangest ivory on one of his knives, and he knew the knife.

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    That little Hirumi Hirayama piece is just sublime.

    Roger

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    That's some of the craziest fossil walrus ivory I've ever used. Coop that's a great image!

    Thanks,
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    Thanks for the Holiday Week Treat Coop.

    All the knives and photos are outstanding, but the Warenski, the Broadwell and especially the Hendrickson and Hanson are beyond words.

    If by some chance there's a more special piece of ivory handle material on earth, I would sure like to see it.

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    What a display of incredible knives Coop. Thanks for the treat!

    Aside from the compliments already posted, that saddlehorn by Rusty Preston is worth a mention too!

    Amazing....just an amazing display of artistic beauty in knives!

    Peter

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    WOW, that bowie inna box is fantastic!

    Lots of nice knives here, thanks for posting.

    Kind regards,

    Jos

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    Coop,
    I know that you are not getting everyone who see's this thread's feedback, but I am positive that is is very appreciated by all. These are some of the best knife pictures I have seen. I look forward to signing on to the site just for these. Keep up the great thread.

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    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks, and I appreciate your taking the time to say so. I understand and don't need everyone's input. I can see by the increasing views that the attention is getting out there.

    My work comes in lots. I will be posting some new stuff in the next day or so. Thanks for the prompting!

    Coop
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    Britton, Crowder, Hanson, Spangler, Vestal, Warenski

    Some of these were shown in individual threads, but I like to have a reference back to them here.

    Tim Britton's 'Linville Knife and Tool' with a deluxe kit-type knife.


    Bob Crowder sent me a pair of straight knives. Check out the superb handles:




    My guess is we will never tire of DH3...


    The New Kid in Town from Massachusetts, Michael Spangler. Sent to me via Danbo... Tell me you aren't looking closer....


    Charles Vestal's execution of Keith Montgomery's vision:


    It's always appropriate to sign off with a Warenski (from Bob Betzner's collection)
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    Over the years, I have slowly but surely grown to fully appreciate Loveless style knives and, more particularly, several of the makers that produce really fine ones. My collection of such knives seems to continue to slowly grow because the design quality of something like a chute or wilderness style will always remain timeless. At least, in my humble opinion.

    One guy who would be in my top ten pick for Loveless style knives is Charles Vestal!

    Love the way you shot that reflection on the Warenski hunter, Coop!
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    Beautiful knives; Beautiful images.

    The stag on that Bob Crowder is about as good as it gets.

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    Jim, you are the man

    No doubt all these knives look great in person, but your Art elevates every one of them. The Jarvis and the Bennica really turn my crank out of all of em on this page.

    Ps. If Keith were a knife, I bet he'd look just like the one he just had made
    Now that, is a successful Custom knife!

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    Alaska makers: Jeffrey Cornwell, Virgil England

    I submit that to live in Alaska, you need to be a bit wacky.

    Just as Alaska is on the farthest borders of the US, so are the artistic cutlery visions of my friend Jeffrey Cornwell. He knows darn well these aren't for everyone, yet he enjoys the process and the ability to sculpt these profiles.







    Not a native, yet still a firm resident, comes the fantastical dreams of Virgil England. (The 'skate' is a signature knife style of his.)







    And this is a mindblowing LARGE dueling set with carved helmet case, potions, spinning snake wheel (?), and instructions.



    (Virgil's knives courtesy of ArtKnifeGallery.com)

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    That duelling set is just off the hook!

    Hanson's fighter is sublime.

    Roger

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