Gary Blanchard Knife
1-Off Custom Art Dagger
5" Double Edged Blade
9-5/8" Overall Length
Exquisite Hilt and Butt Cap Engraving
Signed by Maker
Carved Bone Handle
High Relief Carved Zebra Head
Ostrich Carry Case
Summary: Gary Blanchard is well known in the engraving world and has been making knives since the 1970's. He's been on the cover of numerous magazines time and time again (BLADE, for example), his work on both guns and knives is amazing and the end product always exquisite. Think of the time he invested in this piece and then consider the price. Long story short: it's a steal.
This 1-Off art dagger has never been used and is in mint condition. Signed on both sides by the maker: "G.R. Blanchard" on one side & "Maker Engr." on the other. There is a number on it (6 or 9 depending on how you view it), I do know know what it relates to. I could go on and on about this knife (boring!), simply refer to the photos and come to your own conclusion.
11 photos for review -- there has never been a sheath with the knife, so I've photographed the knife with and am including a custom Ostrich hide (skin?) sheath. It's been a long, long time since I've seen such an intricately engraved knife with high relief carving, this one's most amazing and one of the most beautiful knives I've had for sale in a long, long time. Thanks and good luck.