Photos SharpByCoop's Gallery of Handmade Knives


Enjoying the discussions
Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
Oct 8, 2001
NOTE: as of 03/05/2021 my longtime PAID photo hosting provider FOTOTIME.COM has dropped service. I have almost 20 years worth of image posts rendered unviewable.

It is with GREAT disappointment that 90% of this thread has been affected. I wish it weren't so. This is why I relied on a paid service.

Images ARE showing from
pages 71 and onward.

Color me disappointed at best and [email protected]#$% at worst.


Hi Folks,

I am privileged to be able to do the work I do, and the opportunity to share and display stunning works is a service and responsibility that I take seriously.

We all know makers can use a healthy dose of good promotion, in any venue that works.

To this end, I wish to run a thread in which I will post a continuum of work that I have finished in my studio from Jan - 2009 and beyond. Some may be duplicates of work posted elsewhere. Feel free to comment, but with the mindset that it is a Gallery thread. Use your best judgment, but speak.

I have a similar thread combining ALL previous years in the Gallery. You may catch up to it by clicking here.

To keep this manageable, I will list a Table of Contents on this first page with links to the page/thread of a maker or specific knife. I expect (wish) the dialog to run many pages. I have spoken to Randy and Darby (the mods) about this creation, and they gave me the go ahead. :)

Table of Contents - Posts with Images:

Post #3 - DAlton Holder, Terry Betts, Mike Zscherny, Jeffrey Cornwell (2)

Post #4 - Keith Ouye (4)

Post #5 - Bob Crowder, Gary Root, Jody Muller, Charles Vestal

Post #15 - Hill Pearce

Post #23 - Allred, Lerch, Hale

Post #27 - Andrews, Bump

Post #28 - Gus Cecchini

Post #33 - Don Hanson III

Post #47 - Bose, Hoel, Kressler, Loveless(2)

Post #48 - Lake, Puddu, Rapp, Richter, Ruple

Post #55 - Roger Bergh, Fred Carter, Josef Rusnak

Post #56 - Hill Knives - Albert & Frans van den Huevel / Alain Lovenberg

Post #59 - John White, MS (Legacy #1)

Post #69 - Brend(s), Khalsa, Schuette

Post #75 - Stan Fujisaka

Post #88 - Jeremy Marsh

Post #93 - Buster Warenski

Post #94 - Oleg Alexander

Post #97 - Magnus Axelson

Post #106 - Jens Ansø, David Broadwell/Burt Foster, Curt Erickson

Post #107 - Charles Vestal, Jot Singh Khalsa

Post #108 - Don Hanson III, MS, Jay Hendrickson, MS

Post #121 - Bertie Reitveld, Buster Warenski, Jack Levin

Post #122 - Kevin Casey, Curt Erickson

Post #131 - Jeffrey Cornwell, Loerchner/Loerchner/Lyttle, Jot Singh Khalsa

Post #132 - Jeff Diotte, Eric Elson, John Bartlow

Post #133 - David Broadwell, Don Hanson, Charlie & Harry Mathews

Post #139 - Matt Lerch, Twin Blades (Charlie & Harry Mathews)

Post #143 - Fred Carter, Bill Ankrom, Jess Horn, Joe Kious (Showing difficult shots...)

Post #148 - Panak (Burn Knives), Vestal, Drouillard, Taylor

Post #158 - The 2009 BLADE SHOW!

Post #163 - Warenski, Paul Jarvis, David Broadwell, Ray Cover Jr., Ron Best, Jim Minnick, Charles Bennica

Post #164 - Jay Hendrickson, Emmanuel Esposito, Hirumi Hirayama, Tim Herman, Steve Jernigan, Rusty Preston, Don Hanson III

Post #175 - Tim Britton, Bob Crowder, Don Hanson, Mike Spangler, Charles Vestal, King Warenski

Post #179 - Jeffrey Cornwell, Virgil England

Post #183 - Bob Garbe

Post #192 - Crotts, Busfield/Cai Kious/Cai, Warenski

Post #197 - Hill Pearce small walnut folder

Post #200 - Kevin Casey, Michael Burch

Post #203 - SharpByCoop Knife Ads

Post #205 - Curt Erickson, Steve Hoel, Jess Horn, Frank Potter (3), Owen Wood, Ron Lake (3)

Post #210 - Frank Potter (2), Michael Walker, Charlie & Harry Mathews, Don Hanson III

Post #211 - Al Dippold, John Etzler, Tom Ferry (2), Johnny Stout, Steve Schwarzer, Jason Tiensvold, Don Hanson

Post #233 - Chicago Custom Knife Show

Post #234 - Don Hanson III (3), Tai Goo, Stephan Fowler (2), Tim Britton, John Howser

Post #237 - Steve Johnson, Jay Hendrickson, Bill Ruple, Frank Centofante

Post #254 - AKI knives: Warenski/Erickson (2), Appleton, Dean, Fuegen

Post #266 - NYCKS Show - Manaro, Vitale, Lake, Johnson, Carson, Crist, Loveless

Post #267 - Hanson, Knapp(6), Muller, Shahan, Vanderkolff

Post #272 - Smith, Lovestrand, Ball, Ferry

Post 276 - Engraved Knives - Bennica, Busfield, Carter, Hoel(3), Kious, Wood, Warenski, Eaton

Post 282 - Emmanuel, Fogarizzu, Kressler(2), Puddu, Appleton, Horn, Lake,

Post #292 - Hill Pearce, Kevin Evans

End of 2009 Studio work. 2010 continued below.

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Oct 8, 2001
Post #302 - Mathews/Twinblades, Schwarzer, Hanson, White

Post #303 - Jim Harrison / Seamus knives

Post #307 - Hochstrat/Osborne, Cai/Kious, Hansen/Hansen

Post #208 - 2010 website improvements announcement

Post #318 - Fisk, Moran, White, Patton, Knapp

Post #319 - Muller (2), Best, Cronk, Pachi, Gemstones

Post #322 - Sfreddo, Erickson/Warenski, Kressler

Post #327 - Kevin Casey (8 knives)

Post #333 - Bennica (2), Dailey, Hoel, Kious, Pachi, Wood, Walker

Post #334 - Loerchner, Tschager(3), Pachi, Cronk(2), Rigney, Loerchner

Post #347 - R. Base, Davis, Overeynder(3), Taylor

Post #348 - Esposito(3), A. Fogarizzu(2), T. Fogarizzu, Lake, Wood

Post #349 - (Engraved Pieces) Davidson, Hoel, Johnson, Lake(2), Loerchner, Sawby, Fogarizzu, Kious

Post #362 - Best(2), Minnick, Dozier, Hogstrom(3)

Post #363 - Schaller, Lerch, Overeynder, Sexstone, White, Royer, March of Dimes Collaboration

Post #370 - Cohea, Hanson(2), Ferry, Sfreddo

Post #378 - Loerchner (2)

Post #385 - (Engraved) Bletcher, Bradshaw, Dean, Frank, McConnell, Steigerwalt

Post #386 - Schaller, Loveless, Martin, Schmidt, Loerchner, Cecchini

Post #401 - Chamblin, Hale, Hanson, Overeynder, Warenski, Friedly, Moran

Post #403 - Blade Show, Cecchini/GTC (2)

Post #415 - Doug Campbell

Post #421 - Andrews, Casey, Ferry, ACE, Hanson, E. Loerchner, Loveless, RJ Martin, Warenski

Post #422 - Dellana, Kious, Kious-Cai, Lovestrand, Muller, Banaitis, Rigney, JW Smith, CG Taylor, Waters

Post #430 - Barnett, Bennica(3), Bose, Fogarizzu-Torcoli, Fuegen(2), Hitchmough-George, Lake

Post #431 - Loveless, Rigney, Sawby, JWS, Taylor, Wood, Zscherny

Post #440 - Lin(2), Loerchner(s), Hanson, Wheeler, Bump(2)

Post #441 - Casey(5), Cornwell(3), Muller, Best

Post #445 - Ouye(3), Obrien

Post #449 - Bennica, Buchanan, Dailey, Kious, Loerchner(2), Olson, Osborne, Rapp

Post #450 - Wood, Walker(2), Steinau, Steigerwalt, Schmidt(2), Banaitis, Kious-Cai

Post #451 - Harumi Hirayama(4)

Post #460 - Bump, Loveless, Mathews, White, Suhrbier, Lin, KNapp(3)

Post #461 - Andrews, Fredeen, Hogstrom, Stout-Small, Vestal, Wheeler

Post #462 - NYCKS 2010

Post #464 - SBC Tutorial - DSLR vs. Pocket Digicam comparison

Post #465 - SBC Digital Wallpapers available

Post #467 - Kious-Cai, Stout-Small, Fogarizzu-Torcoli, Pease-Small, William Henry Studio

Post #471 - Rapp, Brend, Meers, Kious (3), Ruple, Walker, Hanson, Warenski

Post #472 - Bose(s), Burke, Desaulniers, Loveless, Lovestrand, Fogarizzu/Torcoli, Kious, Morotti, Pena, Warenski

End 2010 - Begin 2011

Post #482 - William Henry Studio, Ouye, Fuegen, Johnson, Watanabe, Harumi, Loveless

Post #484 - (6) Assorted watches

Post #486 - Casey, Vestal, Hanson, Knapp (2) Muller

Post #487 - Lark, Letourneau

Post #490 - Appleton, Bose, Dailey, Josh, Loveless, Morotti (2), Osborne, Preston

Post #491 - Rapp, Scotti, Sylvestrelli, Towell (2), Warenski, Wood

Post #498 - Martin, Ouye (2), Cornwell (3)

Post #499 - Lloyd Hale

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May 6, 2006
Stunning set of photos there Coop!

Picking a favorite? I have to go for that D' Alton Holder piece. Bruce's engraving and choice of colors is brilliant. The lines on D's sub hilt are as graceful as any I have ever seen to be sure.

A wonderful selection of blades and the makers shine in their craft!



CenCal Coast
Platinum Member
Jan 23, 2007
Just love to view your images, Coop. Thanks for going to this extra trouble for us!


Enjoying the discussions
Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
Oct 8, 2001
Thanks guys,

As time allows, I will post comments on the knives and the makers. In the above series, I just wanted to get them out into the forefront. Each and every one deserves a bit of history or commentary.

And there will be times I can only post and run.... :p

On the Car forums I frequent, the members have lengthy Journal threads which chronicle the improvements and transitions they have made throughout time. This format is how the mods ask the members to keep it organized and relevant. Smart.

Curious how posting the larger web images is going to impact some. It's a balance, between clarity (on my part) and time (on the viewers part). On my end I don't like to 'let the tail wag the dog', so to speak. I like to show images in full clarity.



Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
Dec 5, 2005
those are some wonderful pictures Coop. Amazing clarity and they really show the neat bits, as well as the whole, as a complete package exceedingly well:thumbup:
The Root persian styled fighter is amazing, and I've been watching Ouye's knives for the past couple of years. He really has his own language, and it's cool seeing him discover its depth.
Sheesh, now when I go back and look, all those freakin knives are fantastic.
May 7, 2005
Those are some incredible pix, as usual. You get some incredible knives to photohraph!!

Coop, do you have a place that has YOUR personal collection? I would love see the knives that YOU own and carry.
May 9, 2000
Those photos sure do show the knives at their best. The knives are great, but how they are photographed makes a world of difference in how they are perceived.


Gold Member
Feb 28, 2002
Great idea Coop - 2009 is off to an impressive start. :thumbup:



Enjoying the discussions
Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider
Oct 8, 2001
Thanks, guys. I know you will enjoy this, too. It is not as tedious for me to create a complete new thread for every knife I shoot that ultimately deserves to be seen. And so this method will be convenient for me also.

Coop, do you have a place that has YOUR personal collection? I would love see the knives that YOU own and carry.
Hi Suzanne. Funny you should ask.... ;) :thumbup:

All the long-time forum members know I have a singular penchant for a maker whose work is rare, and he has all but fallen off the planet. Still, I find his work to be completely recognizable and timeless.

Of course I am referring to Hill Pearce, who stopped making knives around 1990. He shared tables with the late Jim Schmidt, and studied forging under Sid Birt. His work creating black-powder rifles in the late seventies made his transition into knifemaking relatively easy.

I have a network of friends and dealers who are on the lookout for HP pieces as they surface. Rare that they do. A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from dealer/maker Dan Piergallini again. He had a gem....


In my conversations with Hill (He's still doing well, retired in Alabama), he once mentioned an ivory folder that was one of his faves. I haven't connected with him yet to verify, but I will.

It has all the typical Hill Pearce amenities: Chisel clip, fluted long bolster, his trademark filework, superfine cuts surrounding the fluting and on the lock tab. And it has a few surprises: Look at the little carving on the head of the bolster and the front of the lockback, as well as that cross.

The elephant ivory is mint and grainy, and the action is like new.

This makes it #12 in my collection. :D

Dec 13, 1999
Thanks for taking the time to post your pictures Coop.

It is a PLEASURE to see them.

Congrats on the recent acquisition. I can easily see why you have a penchant for Hill Pearce knives.

Jul 30, 2005
Coop, congrats that is a great find indeed. Besides the whole knife I especially like the chisel ground clip and the lockback area:thumbup:

Aug 1, 1999
You do very good work and these knives are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.