Chief Joseph Fighter - SN 01

Product Description for Chief Joseph Fighter - SN 01

Maker: Rod Chappel (deceased) (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 96954
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 8.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 8.60 in.
Total length: 13.90 in.
Blade height (at heel): 2.00 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.24 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.09 in.
Item weight: 24.40 oz.
Blade: 440C stainless steel
Bolster: Mirror polished stainless steel fittings
Handle: Contoured walrus ivory
Description: This very rare Chief Joseph was made by renowned Northwest knifemaker Rod Chappel and completed August 3rd, 2002. It has been in a private collection and has been well cared for. It has never been used and is in virtually new condition. The right side of the walrus ivory has a slight check which is closed and most likely was present when Chappel carved the handle. Rod Chappel is an Alaskan Native American knifemaker and created knives of tremendous distinction.
The 8.6 inch upswept blade is a classic shape for Rod. The sweeping lines and mirror polish show off his tremendous skill at the grinder. The left side of the blade is inscribed "August 3rd, 2002 / Anacortes, Washington/ SS-440c". The right side is marked "Roderick Caribou Chappel …. / Chief Joseph / Ser No .01".
The handle continues the grind lines that made Chappel famous. The highly contoured handle feels great! It was carved from a large section of walrus ivory with spacers formed from polished stainless steel and aluminum along with black and red Micarta.
Excellent work throughout from one of the great makers in the custom knife industry!

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