This is one of my two named models. I call it the Spicewood Special, after Spicewood, TX, where my grandparents going back three generations have farmed and ranched. I still deer hunt there, eating the descendants of the deer my ancestors ate, and skinning them with my Spicewood Special. This knife is available in drop or clip point configurations, with bolsters or without, and with a wide variety of handle materials. The original Spicewood Special starts at $150 with a sheath. Spicewood Specials with bolsters start at $170.
This was my 150th knife. The blade is CPM 154 Stainless, mirror polished, with dovetailed nickel silver bolsters, double cut wave filework, and cocobolo handles.
1080, Orange G10 bolsters, Black Canvas Micarta handles with stainless 3/32 pins.
This knife is the bolstered version of the Spicewood Special. This blade is 1080 steel, with dovetailed 416 stainless bolsters and some top-notch mesquite burl from my grandma’s ranch in Christoval, Texas. Filework is the vine pattern.
This knife has dovetailed black micarta bolsters, osage handles, and stainless pins. Filework is the traditional vine pattern.
This knife is similar to the one above, with camel bone bolsters and buffalo horn handles with cross filework and red liners.
This knife is the original Spicewood Special, made from 1080 bar stock with elm handles and brass and mosaic pins. Ever since I first profiled this knife, I’ve liked it, and it turned out sleek. The first one is 7 1/2 inches long, with a 3 3/4 inch blade. This was my fiftieth knife.
I had a customer see the original Spicewood Special and ask me to make one just like it with bone and filework.
Here are a couple more Spicewood Specials. The left one has contoured Texas ebony handles, red liners, and triangle filework. The right one has dovetailed micarta bolsters and osage handles, with vine filework.