Sub-Hilt Fighter with Stag

Product Description for Sub-Hilt Fighter with Stag

Maker: Dietmar (D.F.) Kressler (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $3,500.00
Item num: 93761
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 5.00 in.
Total length: 9.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.90 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.17 in.
Item weight: 7.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.4 oz.
Blade: RWL-34 stainless steel
Bolster: Integral RWL-34 stainless steel
Handle: Sambar stag
Sheath: Leather sheath
Description: Dietmar Kressler is one of Germany's most famous knifemakers -- though unfortunately his work only rarely gets to the US. This is an exquisite Sub-Hilt Fighter. This model has been dubbed "gesamtkunstwerk" which translates to "total work of art". This term has been used in Germany since 1827 to mark pieces of art or any items that are held to such a high standard as to be considered an ideal. A classy and sophisticated piece which is definitely a collector's item! This knife has been in a private collection since it was made and has been meticulously cared for. By all appearances it is in brand new unused condition and Kressler could have made it yesterday.
The now-classic Sub-Hilt Fighter design was pioneered by Bob Loveless and has inspired many makers to create similar pieces. Dietmar has furthered the vision and is arguably the foremost maker of integral knives made to Bob's patterns. Boker of Solingen, Germany recently collaborated with Kressler to create a production knife based on this sub hilt fighter design.
This knife is integral, with all steel formed from a single billet of RWL-34 stainless steel. It is meticulously and beautifully finished! The blade, guard, sub hilt, and butt are all hand satin finished. The blade features Kressler's mark on the left side in a football pattern: D.F. Kressler/Munchen. The handle is formed from four sections of premium sambar stag -- all meticulously fit between the integral guards. Three stainless steel tubes move through the handle. The pommel features a lanyard loop with a leather lanyard. The fit and finish here is excellent!
The knife is accompanied by a brown leather sheath.


Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days