My friend mastersmith & custom knife maker Ray Kirk has hit another home run with his “Trail of Tears” fixed blade knife. Ray is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Ray used steel for his knife that was obtained from a ball bearing factory in Dahlonega, Georgia, the point of departure of one of the 3 groups of Cherokees on the infamous Trail of Tears. The trail ended in near Ray’s home town of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Ray made the knife to commemorate this historical event. More information about the knife at Lee’s Cutlery.