- Dec 2, 2017
Bittersweet to find a master's work under those conditions!! Nice Navette!!I just received this today; I will try to get some better pictures soon (when I get some decent light)! It is a Renaud Aubry navette in Sambar.
A little background: I have been contemplating one of these for a long time, but another priority always popped up. About seven or eight months ago, I finally figured out exactly what I wanted and I put the knife in my basket. When I went to check out, I got a message that, for health reasons, orders were not being finalized. I checked every few days, but continued to get the same message. At some point, @Jolipapa (who had earlier informed me that the illness was severe) posted that Mr. Aubry had passed away. I figured I had missed my opportunity.
Just a few days ago, however, I found a German website that had some Aubry knives in stock. This time, I didn't dither! Nice thick, even stag, good file work on the liners/spring, black edgings, and a Max Capdebarthes slip. A beautiful knife that I am thrilled to own.
Rest in peace, Mr. Aubry.
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