C. GRAY TAYLOR CUSTOM ART KNIFE very rare art dagger circa'74 one of a kind
An absolutely beautiful early art dagger w/ original walnut display case by c. Features a 440c beautifully mirror polished 4.25 inch double edged dagger blade 7.75 overall with nickel silver engraved guard and butt cap. The African blackwood handle is inlaid with a piece of either silver or nickel silver bearing C. Gray's cleverly designed early maker's mark combining his initials C G T... Gray was kind enough to recently write the C. Pictured to go along with this early work of his. This is an extremely rare, very early and masterfully made piece that is a precursor for what would be his long and illustrious career in knifemaking. If you are a collector of c. Gray's work this is probably the one piece that would make your collection complete! It's a stunning piece of c. He is a member of the Art Knife Invitational, a prestigious group of 25 of the most collectible knifemakers in the world.
The AKI Show is held for one day every two years in San Diego, CA and is attended by invitation only by both makers and collectors. At this show you will only see the best work featured from each maker. In 2017, he won'The Buster' which is awarded for the best overall display of workmanship, named for the late Buster Warenski the undisputed master of the craft.
This was the fifth time Gray has won the award, having previously won in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2015. GRAY TAYLOR CUSTOM ART KNIFE very rare art dagger circa'74 one of a kind" is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "sjd01010" and is located in Hightstown, New Jersey.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Authenticity: Original
- Brand: c.