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Several recent pieces and a 3 year mystery solved!!

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by John M Cohea, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. John M Cohea

    John M Cohea

    Oct 24, 2007
    I'm a little behind on posting so I will post several recent pieces and for the sake of time I will leave out some of the specs and let you just enjoy the pics.
    First up is this nice little stag and damascus hunter with the photo being by Justin King, a photographer who is just breaking into knife photography under the tutelage of our old friend Chuck Ward!
    Next is this little damascus and ivory patch knife with the photo also by Justin King

    Next is this bear jaw and damascus dagger that was photographed by Coop last month in Little Rock.
    Also shot by Coop in Little rock is this damascus and walrus ivory Bowie with scrimshaw by my friend Linda Karst Stone.
    Next is this big stag and damascus monster shot by Caleb Royer.
    Last but not least is the answer to a 3 year mystery.Many of you may rember that I had a package disappear from the post office when it was sent out to be photographed and it contained a large damascus and ivory bowie, also with scrim by Linda Karst Stone.
    Well, I found out by chance that it was sold on ebay and purchased by a dealer in China, who photographed it and then sold the piece, not knowing of course that it was stolen.So, as it turns out, this dealer is about to publish a book on custom knives and knife makers, and I will be in the book, along with this piece and several more!!Now the world finally gets to see this piece and it is at least some closure knowing what happened to it!!
  2. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Absolutely stunning knives, at least you found out what happened to the stolen knife. Unfortunately you won't be paid for it, but getting photos published will be nice.
  3. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Wow what a wild story. Very nice knives and the pics are all excellent.
  4. Babboonbobo


    May 20, 2017
    Beautiful knives! Too bad that there isn’t really any recourse! Closure is nice but really sucks you can’t trust the postal service and then it makes it through all those steps.
  5. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    great stuff ! sorry about the stolen one :(
  6. Stumpy

    Stumpy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2001
    Fantastic looking knives, so rich with detail. The scrimshaw really sets the Bowies off. Thanks for the look.
  7. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    A lot to like. I especially like the scrimshaw also.
  8. Grouser1741


    Apr 17, 2018
    Those Knives have a flavor all their own,,, and it tastes really good.
  9. i4Marc


    Oct 19, 2011
    Can the trail of sales be traced back to the person that stole it?
    coldsteelburns likes this.
  10. mitch13

    mitch13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    Superb work mate.
    Your attention to detail is fantastic as usual.
    Thanks for sharing.
  11. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    All Beauties.....Thanks for showing !
  12. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Have you contacted the eBay seller to see where they got it from? With the value of the knife, it should be worth pursuing.

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