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Lot Number 2
Bidding Starts at 09/06/2019 10:50
Time Left Closed
(09/24/2019 22:31)
Quantity 1
High Bid 8,000.00
Jim Schmidt goblin face folder.THE KNIFE: Damascus blade, bolsters, and everywhere else, crown stag carved into a face, Zendow marked on the inside liner, fileworked in a rope pattern on the locking bar, and also fileworked inside, fileworked liners, grooved bolsters, 4 long closed, 7 open, , by one of the most desired knifemaker names in the world. Schmidt was the recent subject of a deluxe color book, and a multi-page feature in Blade Magazine. He made only a few knives in his entire lifetime, and this is one of those rare opportunities to obtain the unobtainable. THE MAKER: Jim Schmidt was one of the leaders in handforged Damascus knives, and a maker represented in the top handmade knife collections. It has been said of him that he set a new standard for Damascus, and had a rare gift of artistry. He is ranked No. 7 on the Blade Magazine list of the top knifemakers in the first 40 years of knifemaking. His knives are Tier One in desirabilty, and is often reflected in their price. When you see one come up for sale (a rare event) they will start at $11,000 and will often be seen priced as high as $22,000 to $27,000.