Vintage Ralph Bone C377 Custom Handmade Fixed Blade Hunting Knife w/Sheath

$499.99

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Offered for sale is a Ralph Bone (Lubbock, TX) fixed-blade hunting knife, hand-made in USA, probably ca. 1970s.  Ralph Bone started making knives in the 1960s, and passed away in 2006.  He was a Knifemakers Guild member, and his knives are sought after by collectors today.  This knife features a carbon steel trailing point blade, a brass single hilt and butt cap, and a rosewood handle with ebony and brass spacers.  The blade is 5″ long and 3/16″ thick at the hilt.  Overall length is 9-1/2″.  The blade is tang stamped Bone Lubbock Tex on one side, and C 377 on the other side.  The knife is in very good condition overall, showing signs of normal use and carry.  The blade shows evidence of minor pitting throughout, and appears to be 99% intact.  The handle is in excellent condition with no visible cracks, however the butt cap shows a few scratches and dings, and the initials “GW” have been engraved on the butt end.  The fit and finish is superb.  The knife includes a custom sheath by Johnson’s Leather of Casselberry, Florida.  The sheath shows signs of normal carry and comes with a sharpening stone.  This knife is very well made, and will provide many more years of service with proper care.  Or, it would be right at home in a collection of custom knives.  You can own this very high quality, highly collectible handmade knife from a very highly regarded maker, for $499.99.