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Solvang knives --- Emmanuel, Hoel, Boguszewski

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by martinr, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. martinr


    Mar 28, 2008
    These are the three I brought home, first a C-Lock Dolphin folder prototype from Emmanuel Esposito, he won the Best in Show award. Not an auto, the C-lock unlocks the blade so it can be pulled open and also releases it so it can be closed and locked in place. Next, a Steve Hoel model P folder with Amayak Stepanyan engraving, I think this is my favorite Hoel of all time, the engraving and the knife are one. Last but not least, a Phil Boguszewski Mini Cobra prototype with a sabre grind and Timascus scales. An awesome tactical flipper in a small package.









    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012
  2. Win Heger

    Win Heger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Looks like you had a great show! That Esposito is beautiful, thanks for the pictures.
  3. betzner

    betzner Home ToMorro Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Martin, great knives for you, all the way around. Glad you got so many good ones. Always great to see you at the show.

  4. Ellis

    Ellis Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 16, 1998
    nice to see you Martin, great grabs!
  5. Marcel54


    Jul 30, 2005
    Very nice Esposito.

  6. peterinct


    Dec 13, 1999
    EXQUISITE knives Martin, each in its own way.

    That Hoel looks incredible. Amayak is undoubtedly one of the best.

    That timascus is just plain COOL material.

    CONGRATS on the acquisitions!

  7. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Excellent, Martin. Wow!

    Is the Emmanuel an ambidextrous lock? It looks so.

    I love Amayak's work. Your superb lighting shows it off well. Props.

    That's a flavorful Cobra. :)

  8. Jakester

    Jakester Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Great pics Martin! You and I snagged the mini-cobras. Great to see you at the show!

    -Adam J.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2013
  9. rbslaughter1


    Feb 15, 2006
    What a trio Martin! :thumbup: Beautiful examples from three top makers. Thanks for showing us. Luck was with you Saturday... Best Regards, Rich
  10. Joss

    Joss Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 20, 2001
    Love the top one.
  11. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    I love that Bogi!!!! Congrats on the sweet knives!
  12. J.Manuel


    Feb 24, 2012
    All very nice , cool cobra -
  13. Fogarizzu


    Jan 2, 2010
    Congratulations Martin, you bring home a wonderful piece, I really like it!! Congrats to Emmanuel to have won with this wonderful knife. Tore
  14. ddd

    ddd KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 6, 2003
    Definitely Amayak's signature carving in steel. Beautiful folder
    by two of the best!!

    All the best,
    David Darom (ddd)
  15. martinr


    Mar 28, 2008
    Thanks for the kind words everyone. Coop, the lock is NOT ambidextrous, & Adam J., I'd love to see pictures of your Mini Cobra.
  16. The Virginian

    The Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    What a great show for you. That C-Lock Dolphin folder is really special. Congrats!

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