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Old 04-11-2015, 08:51 PM
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Victor Collette Revolver and Boot Knife

Victor Collette was a famous Belgian gun maker who produced luxury guns in the 1860's. This 7mm pocket revolver is in mint condition and was just screaming for a companion knife so I made a boot knife / cuff knife to go with it. I wanted to match the ivory, the blued barrel and cylinder assembly and the "in the white" frame of the revolver: I fire-blued the guard and pommel, carved the grip from a piece of stag antler and treated the blade with a "secret" concoction to age it (mustard, boiled bleach, salt, etc...). I then made the walnut presentation case in the French style. I still need to get six rounds of original pin fire ammunition to complete the set. Those of you who have seen my gun / knife combinations know that a fine gun always tempts me to make a knife "in homage" to the gun smith... The blade is forged from W1 drill rod. 4 1/4 inch blade, 7 1/2 inch total.
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Fantastic work !!!!
Great compliment to this extraordinary gun. I think you nailed it !!
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I agree with Troy - that is nothing less than fantastic !


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Beautiful!!
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That's some amazing work Chris! A great compliment to the gun and outstanding presentation.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:16 AM
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Thank you for your kind comments. When I see the fine engraving work and the beautiful finish (mostly done by hand) I am in awe of these craftsmen. My work can't even come close, but I am nevertheless inspired to try.


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