We receive email from time to time about customers that have customized their knives. Some of these are really stand out and here is one that I want to share.
This is Chris's Arcitech that he asked his good friend David at Stone Art Custom Knives to do some work on. He was kind enough to send over some images and information on the knife. Read more to see the story.
This is directly from the owner:
I am a big fan of David's work because it will last a lifetime and then some. There are a lot of custom knife makers that cut corners on their products and the consumers by offering handles with recon or synthetic materials. Although I have no problem with this as a practice, sometimes consumers do not know exactly what they are getting. With David you know that you are going to get a handle on your knife that is 100% the real deal as God made it. Even with the extra cost associated with using the finest materials available David offers his knives at great prices. On top of this David doesn't make his knives to be on a shelf but something to be carried in your pocket. It's a testimony to the durability of the materials he uses. Going a step further you get to work with one of the finest people on the planet when you get to work with David.
I loved the SOG Arcitech from the moment I first saw it and it was fine the way it was out of the box. However, I was interested in how a knife that is the quality of the SOG Arcitech would look leaving the hands of David Baker. I currently have gold and blue tiger eye handled knives and it made sense to get one in the red tiger eye. The only other plan was to remove the pocket clip and to make the pins hidden to fully appreciate all of the stone work. During the process David said he had an idea for the knife and would go back to the original plans if I was not completely satisfied. Although I had no clue what he was doing I was more than willing to trust him. After all, it's one thing to have a custom knife from someone. It is another thing in my opinion to have the artist go the extra mile in displaying their creativity. I am more than pleased. It was already a perfect knife. David, however, was able to take it to another level. Knives like these become instant heirlooms when David is finished with them. It is also nice knowing that this is the only SOG Arcitech in the world like this one. It's not a 1/25, 1/50 or 1/100. It's a 1/1.
Here are a few words from David the craftsman of this stunning knife. If you want more information on David he can be contacted through his website at www.stoneartcustomknives.com.
I use only 100% all natural Gemstone on all the knives I work on. I was very interested in getting the opportunity to work on the SOG when Chris brought it up. It is a very well built knife indeed and one of the finest I have had the pleasure to work on. I look forward to more projects involving your fine knives. I have used a lot of top name knives over the years but truthfully can not say I have worked on any nicer.