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Oregon knifemaker Ford Swauger has been making knives for many years, He is a retired Fire Chief.
Ford designs and crafts knives of all styles:
He does all his own work on each knife, including the Damascus, carving, file-art, anodizing, heat-treating and forging.
Each of Fords knives are hand-crafted, no two knives are exact in the finished product.
Ford Swauger make one incredible double action automatic folding knife.
Mammoth ivory scales held on with unique gold plated screws. There is something very different about the mammoth on one side of the knife. It is not a mistake done by Ford, It is a fracture of the mammoth that healed over. Amazing!!
Fords incredible damascus is used for the bolsters and the persian style blade.
As mentioned the is a double action automatic knife. It can be opened the conventional way or automatic by pushing away on the top bolster.
He has made a unique lock-up design. He has a lever that pushes down to release the locked blade.
His remarkable file work goes all around the knife, bottom, butt, top. SWAUGER is stamped on the inside of the knife on the spring
4.0″ Closed, 3.0″ Blade, 1/8″ thick, 3/4″ wide