Kevin Hoffman has been making knives since 1981, and joined the Knifemakers' Guild in 1983. He was a member of the Guild's Board of Directors from 2007 until 2013. Kevin makes both fixed blade knives, as well as folding knives. He is also know to make other art works and creative, unique pieces. Kevin has a degree in Jewelry and Metal Arts Design, and his work definitely reflects his artistic talent and attention to detail.If you happen to have the opportunity to meet Kevin and his wife, Lorrie, at a Blade Show or ICCE Show, stop by and say hello. They are super nice folks to talk with, and Kevin is always ready to talk knives. This hunting knife is an early example of Kevin's fixed blades. This is a heavy duty knife, made for hard work. It weighs just over 8 ounces, the blade is more than 0.20" thick, and the handle is 0.687" thick. It was made sometime between the late 1970s and late 1980s, when Kevin was living in either Missouri or Illinois. So, for those of you who are collectors of Kevin's work, this is an early maker's mark.
We believe that the polished blade material is either 440C or ATS-34. The handle is an unknown type of wood, and the knife has a nickel silver bolster with some fine sheath marks. There are 7 pins securing the handle scales, and a lined lanyard hole. It comes with a pouch-type leather belt sheath, made by Kevin. The knife is in excellent, unused condition - no sheath marks on the blade.The sheath is also in excellent condition. Never carried, used or sharpened. Windy City Knives is a dealer of custom, handmade and collectible knives. Please visit our site for many other great pieces from both current and past knifemakers. Many of our knives are new from the makers - including Ernie Emerson, Crusader Forge, Bill Ruple, Mike Dilluvio, Direware, Dwaine Carrillo, Jake Hoback, Olamic Cutlery, Tom Ploppert, Mike Ruth, Rick Hinderer, Stavros Gizelis, and many others! We look forward to serving you, and welcome your business! The item "Kevin Hoffman KLH Fixed Blade Hunting Knife, Heavy Duty Hunter, Leather Sheath" is in sale since Friday, December 9, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "windycityknives" and is located in Lake Zurich, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States. Hoffman (KLH)