Bruce Barnett Custom Knife Damascus Blade 24K Gold Plated Damascus Bolsters
A Fully Handmade Custom Knife With Exceptional Materials. Winner Of Perth Knife Show 2022
Bruce Barnett is a Western Australian knifemaker living in the hills of Perth. He moved to Western Australia from King Island in 1981, where knives were an everyday part of life. However, it was not until he had a custom hand crafted bowie knife and sheath donated to his drag racing fund raising efforts by Perth-based knifemaker Max Harvey that he became interested in custom knifemaking.
Ten years after this knife donation, Bruce found himself no longer able to race due to the side effects of two broken vertebrae in his neck from a racing crash. It was at this point that he decided to try his hand at knifemaking, beginning by spending a day with Albany-based kniefmaker David Brodziak. Dave was very generous with sharing his knowledge, and Bruce credits Dave with getting him started in the industry. Bruce also spent some time learning with NSW based Keith Fludder. Bruce has travelled to the US every year to further his knifemaking education and has taken classes with Mastersmiths Ed Caffrey and Bruce Bump. He forges carbon steel and creates his own damascus. He enjoys forging and time spent with the US knifemaking community. He has spent a considerable time working with Mastersmith Bill Burke. He attends the Blade Show in Atlanta and the Rocky Mountain Knife Show in Boise, as well as three Australian knife shows – the Australian Knifemakers Guild Show in Melbourne, Victoria, the Adelaide Custom Knife show in Adelaide, South Australia, and the WAAAS Military Fair in Cannington, Western Australia.
Bruce Barnett Knives are well known in Australia & worldwide. His folders are regularly awarded the best in show for his exceptional hand forged materials and attention to details. This offering was the winner of best Damascus knife at Perth Knife Show 2022 and it's easy to see why. The blade is a sole authorship "Rivers of Fire" damascsus forged by Bruce. The pattern, uniformity and contrast is simply breathtaking. The bolsters are made of Chevron Damascus steel and are finished in 24 carat gold plating. Nothing is left without utmost attention to details, including the jewelled thumb stud. Even the hardware screws that secure the marbled carbon fiber scales feature Bruce's custom touches. The backspacer is elegantly hand carved and is set between nitre blued liners. Inside of the backspacer is engraved "Barnett".
This elegant, gentlemanly folder is a prime example of artisanal knifemaking by one of Australia's best folder makers. A fully handmade knife using hand-forged materials with this level of details is unheard of!
- New condition
- No marks or blemishes
- Comes with a original zippered case
Overall Length: 200 mm
Blade Length: 89 mm
Closed Length: 110 mm
Blade Material: Sole authorship "Rivers of Fire"Damascus Steel
Weight 114 g
Handle Material: Chevron Damascus Steel, Marbled Carbon Fiber, Titanium