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Lot Number 3
Bidding Starts at 09/06/2019 10:50
Time Left Closed
(09/24/2019 22:32)
Quantity 1
High Bid 6,999.00
H. H. Frank pearl handled engraved gold and pearl masterpiece. THE KNIFE: Every part of this knife that can be engraved is: bolsters, blade, top and bottom of the tang, inside the backspring, pin heads, even the end of the removeable gold toothpick, and the gold shield. Dovetailed gold bolsters, 3 3/8 long closed, 6 open, dated April 3, 2001, and is one of the most spectacular lockbacks I have ever held in my hand. If you are lucky enough to win the bid on this cutlery masterpiece, you can hold it in your hands and will understand what I mean. You can see even more pictures of this knife in high resolution by going to our primary site, and following the links to the high res catalog. THE MAKER: Henry Frank started making knives in 1961, and in 1970 thanks to attention by John Ember he left his engineering job to become a full time knifemaker. He is a legend for the awesome design and full engraving on all of his knives. He has been a longtime member of the Knifemakers' Guild from its earliest days, and a mainstay at the Art Knife Invitational, which is considered the top 25 art knife makers in th e world. The Blade Magazine ranked him No. 10 on their list of the top knifemakers in the first 40 years of knifemaking. His knives are among the most valued and highest demand, and can be seen in the aftermarket regularly being offered from $13,000 and up. There is a reason his knives command that price. It is often said it is not when one of his knives are sold, but when another collector allows you to buy one.