1) John White – Legacy Series Aptly named for a body of work that will stand as a memorable and enduring contribution to the craft. This is the second knife in what will be a series of 5.
2) Jay Hendrickson What can I tell you – my favourite Hendrickson of all time and one of my favourite knives of all time
3) Lin Rhea Subhilt Fighter Lin is another ABS maker taking an innovative approach to the subhilt concept. In my opinion, it is one of the most comfortable and ergonomic hadles of the genre. Deceptively simple at first glance, but the blend of curves and flats, the seamless blend of metal and wood really set this piece apart. The dramatic lines of the scary-sharp blade definitely add to strong visual impact of this piece.
4) Wolfgang Loerchner A singular talent in the field, his contemporary representation of the best of gentleman’s cutlery from the days of the California gold rush just makes me sit and stare and smile.
5) Don Hanson III Good luck choosing your favourites Hanson. My personal favourite resides in the house of Gill. But since I expect he will post it himself, I’ll contribute this sublime combination of damascus and ivory for your consideration.
6) Larry Fuegen You my have just as hard a time selecting your favourite Fuegen. It’s a nice problem to have. This signature piece is the one that speaks most compellingly to me:
7) Joe Keeslar 2010 TOMB Knife Can Brut-de-forge be beautiful? Oh heck yes!
8) Kyle Royer – This spectacular take of the classic Loveless fighter by the talented Mr. Royer made a lasting impression with me.
9) Mike Williams One of the very first bowies I saw in 2010 and the memory still lingers. Check out that elegant framed butt cap – and the stunning ivory – and the rippling damascus – all in a knife that says “Bowie” without need of explanation.
Okay – that’s it to start – I will have more, but want to let you guys have at it now. Let’s see what set your hearts a-flutter in 2010!