This knife is made by local artisan Larry Hatch.
Larry was born in Vernal, Utah but has lived most of his life in Rangely Colorado; was married to his wife Lisa in 2005. He worked in the oil & gas industry right out of high school, then later chose to work for the Town of Rangely on their public works crew. Larry loves fishing, hunting, camping, and reading good books; he first shared his passion for the outdoors by making custom knives for family and friends some 30 plus years ago. And now the knife making is what keeps him busy after retiring from the Town.
Larry's process of making each knife by hand is described below. Larry takes bars of quality Stainless or Damascus Steel measuring about 12” long x 2” wide x 1/4 to 3/8 “ thick and cuts and shapes the knife through a cold cutting and grinding process; this way the steel doesn’t lose its temper or hardness. If he can’t find the steel bars he wants he will buy blade blanks that are bigger than what he needs and then uses the same cold cutting and grinding process. He uses elk or deer antlers for the handles, adds brass guards, and makes a custom handmade leather sheath to fit each blade perfectly.
CARE: Wash with warm water and a mild soap; do not soak in water or put in dish water. For Damascus, after washing, dry completely and put a light coat of any good cooking oil, then wipe it off.