Brandsey, Ed – Armadillo “Gentleman’s Companion” – Fixed Blade – Plain Edge
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Ed Brandsey Custom Knives … Janesville, WI … Armadillo Gentleman’s Companion Handmade Fixed Blade …
ThisœGentleman’s Companion is highlighted by the armadillo tail and mammoth ivory spacer for the handle. There is a walnut display stand that uses the base of the armadillo tail to support the handle. The fighter style shaped blade is Brad Vice damascus and file worked top of the spine with a false edge clip. There is a turquoise round chip inlay in the blade just below the maker’s mark. The stacked handle has armadillo, mammoth ivory, brass butt cap (with another turquoise chip inlay), black Micarta spacers, brass spacer and a double brass guard. In addition to the display stand a leather sheath with a brushed brass sheath tip by the maker is included. This is a very unique piece beautifully done by Ed.
- Blade Edge Length: 6
- Overall Length: 11 13/16
- Blade Material: Brad Vice Damascus false edge clip point ¦
- Handle Material: armadillo
- Born Date: Ca. 2010¦
- Maker: Ed Brandsey¦ Brandsey Custom Knives¦ Janesville, WI
Brandsey, Ed - Janesville, WI
Ed Brandsey started making knives as a hobby in 1968. He started selling them in 1973 and joined the Knifemakers Guild in 1985. He uses the stock removal method. Steels used are very often O-1, ATS-34, 440-C and some Damascus. All stainless blades are heat treated by Paul Bros. and rest by Ed. Ed is known for his hunting knives, bowies, period pieces and art pieces. He does all his own leatherwork, beadwork, scrimshaw, leather burning and some lapidary work. Much of his work has a Native American influence.