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Craig Camerer Stag hunter

Craig Camerer Stag hunter

img_2927 img_2929 img_2930 img_2931 img_2932 Craig Camerer custom knife with a very nice harmon (The visible line on the blade) This is an extensive process using clay in the heat treatment to produce this effect. Putting a hamon on a knife is also a very time consuming process resulting in a very aesthetic blade. Knives with a harmon also command a higher price. The handle is designed so you grip  the  coarse  part of the stag  for a very secure grip. Estimated value $550

Crowell knife pre-star 1980s knife

Crowell knife pre-star 1980s knife

Crowell Knife
Crowell Knife

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img_2563 img_2562 img_2561James crowell is a master blade smith and began selling knives in 1980. This is one of his first knives. A really nice guy and one of the best custom knife makes out there.The scroll work around the handle is superb. I contacted jim and this is his response “Dear Dave,

Thanks for writing. Wow that one has been around a while and is in excellent shape. I am delighted you like it.

It is certainly pre-1986 and appears to have been made by the stock removal process. I still make stock removal knives now and again but have a specific mark to differentiate them from forged blades which have been marked with a shooting star since 1986. Stock removal knives are marked with “J Crowell” in script and a small shooting star right after on the same line.

I think you have a little piece of history as I have not seen one like that in a long time. My name was engraved by a jeweler on that one.

Best regards, Jim

This is one of my favorite knives. Estimated value  priceless

Little Knife

Little Knife

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Ron  little knife.

“Ron Little was a wildlife biologist with the Georgia Game and Fish Commission back in the 70s. He specialized in whitetail deer management and consequently did a lot of work at check stations. From field & stream 1975 “one of the outstanding folder specialist is Ron Little of ring gold Georgia. Little got into the business because he wasn’t happy with store bought knives and decided to make his own.Ron crafts proper pocket size knife of 0-1 or a-2 steels with a rockwell hardness of 58 and 60 respectively.Few sportsmen have had as much experience using a knife on game than Ron Little. Part of his job is working game check stations during anterless deer hunt and removing the reproductive organs for laboratory analysis. On average Ron handles 100 deer a day. Ron says “I work pretty fast ,used  two folders and had to stop and resharpen a couple of times, but I got the job done.” Sadly  Ron  died at a young age  in 1977.  His  knives  are  highly collectable and hard to find. This knife is mint , fits the hand like a glove, great back spring.  estimated value $400

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Bob ogg

Bob ogg

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1970s Ogg Knife
1970s Ogg Knife

BOB  OGG. One of the first custom knife makers in the  united states during the 20th century. He made original  custom folders and  fixed blade knives  for more than 60 years, He enjoyed using wood and stag for his handles Bob made his first knives while working on the wood oil rigs, forging his knives from spike. He began selling knives in 1964.  estimated value $ 500 . Very hard to find, a great custom knife for any collection.