After 30 plus years of making knives I have 15 different models in my current catalog. And each year I make the same models over and over again. They are all easily recognized as "Bill Luckett Designs" without even seeing the Logo. These are the knives that I am known for, Large Sub-hilt fighters and Bowies.
But I am always trying to come up with new designs, something different but still holding true to the Bill Luckett Style of Knife. So late in 2007 I decided to start the "1 of 1 Series".
Each year I will make one or two knives that are not standard models as shown in my catalog. I want to do "Something Different, a One of a Kind". I try to expand my design and building capabilities and just see what I can come up with. I usually like to spend some time at the drawing table designing/drawing a full size picture of the knife. But sometimes an idea will hit me and I just make a quick sketch on anything available and then clean it up later when I have more time.
So "The One of One Series" comes into being. Each knife will be a "One of a Kind" and will be marked on the blade "1 of 1". No two knives will be the same nor will it be something that you can place an order for. Each will be completed as to my design, I pick the handle material, blade steel, etc. Truly a "Luckett Custom Design". If you purchase one of these knives, you will have the only one in the world like it.
If you are interested in having something special, a One of A Kind piece, you can contact me and see what is next for this series.
Well I finally finished the One of One for this year...2009. It turned out to be a lot more work than I first thought, but I really think it was worth it. The combination of Damascus and Mammoth Tooth Ivory really worked out well. This knife and custom display case are for sale, so if you are interested please contact me as soon as possible.
The blade is 8 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide and made from .220 inch stock. The Damascus is a very unusual "Twisted Vine Pattern". The top clip is sharpened.
The handle is Mammoth Tooth Ivory which has been stabilized. A very nice color and pattern as the tooth was cross cut. I was told that this material is more that 10,000 years old. All I can say is that it "works" like a rock. I had to use masonry bits and saws and some very difficult grinding and polishing.
The Guard and Pommel are "Random Pattern Damascus" off set with black, brass and stainless steel spacers.
Rather than a sheath, I had a display case custom made. It is solid Oak and a table top style. The interior is maroon with a Black/Brass engraved plaque.
The price for this one of a kind piece is $2,500.00. If you purchase this knife, you will have the only one in the world. It is truly a "One of One....2009" and the blade is so marked on the off side.
Shipping and insurance will be the actual USPS cost, based on your shipping address.
If you have any questions about this or any of my knives please contact me.
Thanks for looking