Warren Osborne Interframe Two-Blade Stockman, Mother of Pearl Inlays
Sadly, the knife community lost legendary knifemaker Warren Osborne in January 2016. Warren was known for his quality, tight tolerances and fine hand finishes. His specialty was high-end pocket knives, many of which were Interframes. Holding an Osborne knife gives you the immediate sense of the quality of the materials he used, his high standard of workmanship, his unique elegance, and the care and effort that went into each and every one of his knives. A native of Australia, Osborne moved to Texas, where he resided in Waxahachie for many years. He was a full-time knifemaker and sold his first custom knife in 1980. He joined the Knifemakers’ Guild as a probationary member in 1985. He later became a voting member and served on the Guild’s board of directors for a number of years.
This slip-joint two-blade Stockman of Interframe construction, is a classic example of the quality of Warren's work. It features both a clip point and a spey blade, each marked serial number "004". Neither blade has a half-stop. The blade steel is CPM-154. The frame is 416 stainless steel, and there are four (4) fiery, premium Mother of Pearl inlays - two (2) on either side - and certainly much better looking in-hand than in the photos. Warren's tolerances are so tight, that it is nearly impossible to see or feel seams and transition points. There are nail nicks for both blades, which open smooth and effortlessly. They lock up tight with no blade play, and the blades are properly seated in the frame when closed. There is no center liner. The knife is in pristine, mint condition. Warren's knives are becoming increasingly more difficult to find, particularly since his passing. Collectors are holding on to his work. This is a gorgeous piece for any collector. It will come in a case or protective sleeve.
Condition: Previously owned. Mint condition.
Never used, carried or sharpened
- Clip Point Blade length: 3 1/8"
- Spey Blade length: 2 7/8"
- Closed length: 4"