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Lot Number 38
Bidding Starts at 09/06/2019 10:50
Time Left Closed
(09/24/2019 23:22)
Quantity 1
High Bid 1,911.01
Durvyn Howard lever lock folder THE KNIFE: , pearl handles, fancy sculpted pearl inset into the bolsters. This is the same mechanism that Durvyn used on his autos, but this version does not have a spring t to flip open the blade and thus is a lockback only. Extended spacer forms a lanyard hole, 3 5/8 closed, 6 1/2 open. Mint. Durvyn has retired from knifemaking but was a meticulous craftsman who did everything by hand in a day when no knifemaker used water jets. THE MAKER: Durvyn Howard was one of a group of Alabama knifemakers (Harvey McBurnette, W.T. Fuller, among others) who took exceptional folders to an all new level. Always with low output, during the heyday of Barrett-Smythe engraved masterpieces, Durvyn's entire output was taken by them, leaving his knives for other collectors always in high demand. His engraved Barrett-Smythe knives are in the $7000 and up range, his plainer knives less so.