Eugene Shadley Jigged Bone 5-Blade Sowbelly
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 5-blade Sowbelly was the second of this pattern when it was completed in 1995. It is in the same new, mint condition as when it was first made. It features blades made from ATS-34 stainless steel. The frame is covered with two (2) beautiful red jigged bone scales, that are perfectly matched. This is the good "old" stuff that we all look for today. The bolsters are integral to the liners, and the frame is made from 416 stainless steel. The pins and shield are also 416 stainless. 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. Each of the 5 blades has a half stop. Each blade has an ample nail nick with a comfortable and smooth pull. Nice "walk-and-talk" all the way around. The knife is previously owned and in mint condition. The knife will include a signed COA. Eugene has clearly written that it is the "2nd of this pattern". This is knife number 519, completed 11/26/95. Comes in a felt pouch.
- Main Clip Point Blade length: 2 3/4"
- Pen Blade length: 1 3/4"
- Spey Blade length: 1 3/4"
- Sheepsfoot Blade length: 1 3/4"
- Wharncliffe Blade length: 1 3/4"
- Closed length: 3 3/4"