D.E. Henry Model 1 Spearpoint Commando Fighting Knife, Leather Sheath (SOLD)
Say what you want about D.E. Henry, but the fact remains that he was one of the best Bowie makers of all time. He ground his blades from 440C and D2, and didn't have much good to say about forging or pattern welded steel. He was the first to start using a hand rubbed finish on his blades, and his Sheffield pattern Bowie is still the best out there. When he got popular, back in the day, his prices skyrocketed. He would not honor the prices for the many backorders. This made many folks mad, yet demand for his knives continued to grow. All things considered, Henry was definitely ahead of his time, and a highly skilled knifemaker. To this day, his knives continue to be in high demand, and most remain in collections. You don't find his knives for sale very often. They are still highly coveted by collectors.
This is D.E. Henry's Model 1 Commando Fighting Knife. It features a hand rubbed satin finished 0.165" thick spearpoint blade. The top edge is not sharpened. The handle is a solid piece of black aluminum, with an integral skull crusher at the base. This knife was previously owned, and came from a high-end collection. The knife is in excellent, unused condition. Included with the knife is the pictured black leather sheath, with what appears to be coper rivets. Also comes in a padded, zippered case. This one is extremely rare.
Condition: Previously owned. Excellent.
Never used, carried or sharpened
- Overall length: 12 1/8"
- Blade length: 6 1/2"
- Handle length: 5 5/8"