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Old 11-16-2009, 12:53 AM
Barry Lee Hands Barry Lee Hands is offline
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Steve Hoel's Barry Lee Hands "Gilded Pearl" coke bottle from AKI 2009

Steve Hoel

The Classic Coke Bottle Model Featuring the all new ?Gilded Pearl Technique? using 24k Gold inlaid into the exhibition grade white pearl by Master Engraver Barry Lee Hands.
Barry is the inventor of this new method and this is the first folding knife ever engraved with this technique, as well as the first collaboration by Steve and Barry.
The abundant ornamentation of the 24k Gold inlaid engraving complements Steve?s timeless design and features Arabesque leaves with slender stems originating in the frame of 416 stainless, flowing gently forward from the rear bolster through the pearl with pure gold leaves, and back into the stainless, culminating in a dramatic flourish of 24k Gold leaves at the front bolster, all surrounded by a generous 24k border.
The blade of ATS 34 has been precisely heat treated to 60 Rockwell.

All the best,
Barry Lee Hands
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:23 PM
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I'm sorry, I think I just drooled on the key board, yup...

WOW! that is fantastic! Beautiful flow and balance... I'm in awe...

Please feel free to visit my website
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:15 AM
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What do you say to something like that?

Andy Garrett
Charter Member - Kansas Custom Knifemaker's Association

"Drawing your knife from its sheath and using it in the presence of others should be an event complete with oos, ahhs, and questions."
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:02 AM
Barry Lee Hands Barry Lee Hands is offline
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Thank you gentlemen.

All the best,
Barry Lee Hands
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:27 AM
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Fantastic job Barry. Very tasteful and I love the velvety black background.
Nice job.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:47 AM
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Barry, all your work is simply amazingly beautiful!
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