Knife Rights has donated this Freedom’s Steel™ IX - Liberty's Edge Automatic Knife, a one-of-a-kind custom crafted knife by acclaimed knifemaker, Johnny Stout, with Julie Warenski-Erikson engraving and a feather Damascus blade by Master Bladesmith Véronique Laurent, to the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) to support NRA-ILA’s defense of the Second Amendment in this critical election year. Knife Rights is the Second Front in Defense of the Second Amendment™. This extraordinary donation was scheduled to be a featured auction item at the NRA-ILA Dinner and Auction, to be held during the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. With the cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic of the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits, Rock Island Auction Company is proud to collaborate with this amazing group of patriots and offer this wonderful piece of functional art, 100% benefiting the NRA-ILA. Internationally collected and multiple award-winning Texas knifemaker, Johnny Stout, has crafted a very special version of his renowned “Vaquero” Double Action Automatic Knife for Knife Rights’ ninth Freedom’s Steel™. Dubbed the Liberty's Edge™ Automatic Knife, it features elegant engraving and 24K gold inlay by Julie Warenski-Erikson. The dramatic 3.75-inch trailing point blade was ground from exquisite feather pattern Damascus steel, forged by multiple award-winning Master Bladesmith Véronique Laurent. Exhibition grade, museum fit mammoth ivory grip scales, donated by Fine Turnage Productions, finish off the 4.875-inch long handle, for an overall length when open of 8.562 inches. The titanium liners have been jeweled and hand-file worked, then anodized. All the fasteners are 24K gold plated. “Double Action” means that the blade can be deployed automatically with the push of the mammoth ivory inlaid 24K Gold button in the handle or the blade can be opened manually using the mammoth ivory inlaid 24K Gold thumb stud on the blade if circumstances dictate a less energetic opening of the knife. AKI member and multiple award-winning Julie Warenski-Erikson’s engraving has raised 24K gold inlays with shadow accenting, scroll leaf engraving and 24K gold beaded borders. ALL proceeds, including the buyer’s premium, of this knife will be given to NRA-ILA.
As new, a true work of art benefiting and supporting our most sacred freedom.
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