There are few things on this earth more utilitarian than a knife. From cleaning a fish, to cutting open a package, to carving a jack o’ lantern, a quality knife is something every person should own. Local custom knife maker Dawayne Batten is a craftsman that knows what makes a good knife.  All of his blades are hand ground from high grade bar stock steel, and he uses the strongest natural materials for the handles.

a. Drop point hunter style with  4” blade of D2 steel, nickel silver guard with ancient walrus jaw bone fossil handle $350

b. Handle release switchblade with abalone handle $600

c. Slip joint knife with drop point style D2 steel blade with walrus ivory handle  $300

d. Drop point hunter style with 5” blade, silver guard and giraffe bone handle $400

To see more works from his knife gallery visit dbattenknives.com.