Eugene Shadley Black Pearl 3-Blade Congress Whittler
Eugene Shadley has been making collector grade folding knives since 1988. Along with Terry Davis, they literally wrote the book on making multi-blade folding knives. Published in 1997, they co-authored "How To Make Multi-Blade Folding Knives" in 1997. Eugene's work is as collectible today, as when he first started making knives. You will often find him at knife shows, where he frequently sells out. You have to hold one of Eugene's knives to truly appreciate his fit and finish, and his attention to detail. The quality of his knives has been consistent throughout his entire career.
This 3-blade Congress Whittler was the first of this model when it was completed in 1992. It is in the same new, mint condition as when it was first made. It features blades made from ATS-34 stainless steel. The main blade is a Sheepsfoot and the secondary blades are a Pen blade and a Wharncliffe blade. The frame is covered with two (2) fiery and colorful, and beautifully matched, Black Pearl scales. The bolsters are integral to the liners, and the frame is made from 416 stainless steel. Eugene's tolerances are tight, and the knife is perfectly executed. All the blades lock up tight with no play, and the seating of each blade is spot-on center where they should be. There are no half stops on any of the blades. Each blade has an ample nail nick with a comfortable and smooth pull. The knife is previously owned and in mint condition. The knife will include a signed COA. Eugene has clearly written that it is the "1st of this model". This is knife number 323, completed 3/20/92. Comes in a silk pouch.
- Sheepsfoot Blade length: 1 7/8"
- Pen Blade length: 1 1/2"
- Wharncliffe Blade length: 1 1/2"
- Closed length: 3 1/4"