There is a precision artistry that goes into making each and every one of my knives. I only use the most unique material (also known as “scale material”) which makes these custom knives different from others you may find. If it does not have a high "wow" factor I won't incorporate it into my art.
For example, I use gem quality dinosaur bone (fossilized dinosaur bone over 100 million years old that has agatized cell structure). There is a very limited supply of this material which is highly sought after worldwide. It has gone up dramatically in value in recent years, due to its rarity. Most dinosaur bone that is found is of lower quality and would not meet Feldman Custom Knives standards.
Another example of a coveted materials that we implement in our knife construction is mammoth tusk and Mammoth tooth. There is also a very limited supply of these precious materials and it’s only getting harder to find. Our mammoth tusks and teeth can be anywhere from 8,000 to 50,000 years old and each piece is different in color and texture. No two are identical. We will sometimes dye the tooth to accentuate the amazing patterns and contrasts since the tooth is a cross cut of the original material.
Just a few more of the rare and fine materials that you may find in my knives:
• Fossilized dinosaur dung (known as coprolite)
• Laguna Lace Agate, Plume Agate, Kaleidoscope Agate...
• Several types of unusual Jaspers
• Kingman Arizona Turquoise
While the crafted knives are beautiful on their own, the accents that are added only highlight the material that was used as the base for these works of art.
I have been known to use intricate wooden guitar purling, brass, copper and stainless steel as accent materials on an completed knife.
Below you’ll find a more in-depth description of the rare and unique materials listed above that are used at Feldman Custom Knives.