Jerry Fisk MS, Arkansas Camp Knife, Rowe Rattlesnake Inlay Leather Sheath (SOLD)

Jerry Fisk MS, Arkansas Camp Knife, Rowe Rattlesnake Inlay Leather Sheath (SOLD)

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From Jerry Fisk's website...

"Hi, my name is Jerry Fisk; I have been living and working full-time as a Master Bladesmith since 1989.  I received the honor of being named a National Living Treasure in 1999.  Please see the Awards link for a complete history of where I have been and what I have done.  And, yes, I did wear clean underwear along the way as my mother taught me.  Most of my pieces are created using natural materials for handles.  The blade steels I prefer are traditional carbon steels or I will blend various steels to make my own Damascus.  I continue to push myself to improve what I do know and to learn new skills and techniques so that I can offer you the best work that I can currently do.  I prefer to engrave the pieces that I make as I think it makes the package complete though the piece must stand on its own merits without ornamentation.  All of my blades from field grade to ornate pieces are tested to insure they perform in the manner for which they are designed for and made as strong as the design allows.   In these modern times you have to search for something that a craftsman/artist makes one-at-a-time.  The days of one person working in their shop to create functional works of art are fast going, as it seems we live in a disposable world.  This is your time to own something for you and your family that can be passed down.  Each generation will have its own stories of the piece and the memories it holds for them. That is something to treasure for the ages."

This is Jerry's Arkansas Camp Knife.  I have also seen this knife called the Rojo Camp Knife or the Rojo Bowie.  Whatever you call it, this is a big knife.  Haven't seen many knives this big coming out of Jerry's shop these days.  This knife was acquired directly from Jerry at one of his Micro Invitational Shows (AKA: Scoundrels and Scalawags Symposium), several years ago.  The original owner never used the knife, and kept it stored in a controlled environment, with the blade coated in Ballistol.  The forged carbon steel blade is most likely either 5160 or 1084.  The handle is maple, contoured for a comfortable fit in-hand.  The oval guard and pins are nickel silver.  The guard's edge is carved, with a shadow line that meets on both sides of the knife with file-work.  There is also a spacer or collar just below the guard, that matches the look of the edge of the guard.  On one side of the ricasso, Jerry's marked the knife with "Fisk, M.S.".  There is a visible (although not in the photos) differential heat treatment line that travels along the blade, showing the transition between the soft, supportive spine and the keen, hard edge.  It was difficult to capture in the photos, as it was subtle - but it is there.  This one would be a great addition to any collection or would serve you well out in the field.  The previous owner has a Kenny Rowe leather sheath with rattlesnake skin inlay made for it.  It will come in a FISK-KNIVES.COM padded, zippered case. 

Condition:  Previously owned, Near mint condition
                  Never used, carried, or sharpened

  • Overall length:      16"
  • Blade length:        10 7/8"
  • Handle length:      5 1/8"
  • Blade thickness:   0.375" (thickest portion of the blade spine)
  • Weight:                 1 lb. 2.7 oz (without sheath) 1 lb. 11.2 oz