Wade Chastain Engraved Custom Exhibition Knife SEMPER FI #446

Wade Chastain Engraved Custom Exhibition Knife SEMPER FI #446

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Wade Chastain Engraved Custom Exhibition Knife SEMPER FI illustrating the flag raising on Iwo Jima with the US Marine Corps Eagle, Globe & Anchor on the opposite side of the blade…The elk horn grip pommel is hand engraved with the USMC EGA insignia…Massive knife with intricate engraved blade by Master Engraver Wade Chastain…Blade is 14 inches long and nearly 2 inches wide at the ricasso…A stunning exhibition quality knife of typical Chastain heroic proportions…The photos show if fairly well, but it has to be held and seen to appreciate the actual size and workmanship…Leather sheath was custom made by Gutcher at Sullivan's in Tampa, Florida. 
 
Wade was from Mills River, NC and died in 2010 at age 64…He made custom knives for over 25 years and to quote one good friend and client of his: “Wade didn't know how to make a small knife“…He was a true Master Engraver and quit making knives a few years ago to concentrate on higher end gun engraving which is what he did until he died..

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