Thank you for your interest in Dunkerley Handmade Knives. With over 25 years of knifemaking experience I can provide you with a knife that will be passed down as a cherished family heirloom. Every Dunkerley knife is born in the fire of my forge. Even after 20 years the forging process still fascinates me. Making damascus steel is my favorite step of the bladesmithing process. After the forging each knife receives hours of hard work with attention given to every detail. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. This warranty excludes abuse and natural handle materials.
As you have seen in the photos of my knives they are one of a kind. Except for the simplest hunting knives I do not reproduce any of my knives. My production has averaged around 40 knives a year for the last 10 years. This limited production assures you of a highly collectible and unique knife. My knives have earned more than 20 awards including “best hunter”, “best bowie”, “best folder”, “best art knife”, “best damascus” and “best of show”. In 1997 I became the first knifemaker in Montana to attain the American Bladesmith Societies, Mastersmith rating. In 2002 I was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Bladesmith Society. At the 2007 Italian Knifemakers Guild Show in Milan Italy I was awarded the rating of “Maestro”.
This knife features mosaic Damascus blade and handles with basketweave and fighting Irishman patterns. There is also a raised gold Celtic cross inlay.
Rick was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and graduated from high school in Hermitage, PA in 1977. Rick then spent four years in the U. S. Air Force, stationed mostly at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where he trained guard, drug, and bomb-sniffing dogs. Rick first started making knives in 1984, and after […]