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For your consideration is this custom Eldon Courtney very small custom hand made fixed knife. Eldon was a popular knife maker from Wichita, Kansas. His knives are still popular and highly sought after. Selling as used but you can see from photos the knife has not been used and doesn’t even appear to have ever been carried. Made in U.S.A.
I did visit Eldon at his home in Wichita< Kansas back in the 1970’s. I remember him as a very nice fellow. His knives at the time were very much desired. He was one of the few knife makers back then.
A mid-size all-purpose style fixed blade knife.
Nicely done crown fairly large around stag handle. Eldon was great at dying horn and he did a beautiful job on this one. Brass &nickel silver thin spacers. Brass guard. Hiden Tang
Eldon used some SHEP damascus for this blade. Shep was a Nebraska knife maker that specialized in making damascus bar stock for knife makers. He was way ahead of his time. Drop point style blade made from a piece of Sheps damascus steel. He marked ” Eldon Courtney Custom Built on one tang. SHEP 44-89 on the other tang.
8 1/4” OAL, 3 7/8″ blade, 3 1/4″ cutting edge
He wrote on the back of his horizontal wear hand stitched brown leather belt sheath: Eldon Courtney
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Wichita, Kansas U.S.A. 44-89
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