*** Decorated SS Rookie for my GF ***

Jackal

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I recently had a SS Spyde Rookie plain edge decorated by a great guy at the last show here in K.C. He does great...you should see what he does for a pearl Boker Top Lock...he actualy inlays a pearl in the button and a lot of file work and engraving. I wish I had a pic...you can see some of his work at http://www.angelfire.com/wi/brooksburt Sorry if I step on anyone's feet here...I don't know anyone else here that does this sorta thing (Corduroy???) Besides...we had him do 5 of our polished pearl Boker autos that we had 50 made of and he did my Rookie for a GREAT price. Not a shamless plug...just thought it was a cool idea to dress up a boring knife. If you email him...tell him about Bladeforums.com and mention Layton Knives. -AR

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BTW, you outta see what he can do with a Microtech. I have seen his SOCOM D/A's, HALO's, and even a claw Nemesis...AWESOME!!!
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Wow! Gorgeous. That is some really nice work, I'm drooling.

I don't know the first thing about engraving (though I know what I like!) - I do filework and replace scales and stuff, but I can't do anything like those pieces.

-Drew
 
I don't know the guy really well, but I've seen a lot of his work and I've even seen him in action. He does a great job. It all done by hand with several hand tools. Very cool. -AR

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Email for more...

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Help me out here, gang, I'm brainfarting. There's another gentleman doing custom work on production knives, such as adding cocobolo scales and filework to AFCK's and such, and I can't remember his name now. I'd first seen him referenced via the rec.knives newsgroup, and have seen a website with some of his work, and it's awesome as well. Obviously, without his name, any search terms I've used are incredibly vague. It's really cool to see more people starting to use production blades as a starting point to showcase their artistry.

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Don LeHue

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I encourage you all to email him at:
engraver@tznet.com
He has never been to BladeForums and I think he'd fit right in. He can answer all questions and his email reply time is excellent. He's getting ready for some webpage work too. -AR

Again, please email him and get him to come "home" here at BladeForums...hahaha...-AR

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Wow, I usually go for the more functional side of cutlery, but those pieces really do tickle my fancy. If there is one way to make a knife look less deadly when at a formal event, engraving the likes of those slick examples is certainly at the top of the list.

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Time for another pic...(I hope). Dealers and makers get special pricing too. I better quit, before someone thinks I am plugging away for this guy. Though it shouldn't really matter since I am just the average "Joe" (Sorry Mr. Talmadge
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I meet Mr. Burt at the 1998 Blade Show. Thats when I picked up my "Church" knife. Its the engraved Spyderco Pegasus seen in the first set of pic's.(Actually I don't know if mine is the exact same pattern, but its pretty close.) He had some other nice pieces at his table back then. I didn't see him at the Blade Show this year, but maybe he'll be there next year. The engaving does make it a very nice looking knife. He also can engrave your initials in there somewhere. All I need now is an engraved clip to top it off.
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Don,

Could you be thinking of Frank Recupero? To me, he's the first name in after-market customizing of factory pieces like Spydies and Benchmades. I'm afraid I don't have a link for any of his work, but he adds scales, does filework, and does all sorts of nifty mods. Since this is how I got started before making my own knives and it is still how some of my little shop time is spent, folks have mentioned us in the same context several times. Frankly, I'm flattered by any comparison.

-Drew
 
Drew, yes, yes, yes, that's the guy! Thank you. Geez, I hate when I forget something like that.

Being reminded of things sometimes makes me feel like and empty delivery van with one box in the back, and the brakes get slammed on, and the box comes sailing forward. Bonk.

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