Wolfgang Loerchner Dagger - Rick Eaton Engraver
This is a fine and rare Art Knife from Wolfgang Loerchner ("Wolfe") with engraving by Rick Eaton. This beautiful dagger features fine hand finishing of the pommel, guard and blade, a hand carved fluted Ivory handle with silver wire wrap and engraving of grotesque* figures on both sides of the guard.
Wolfgang Loerchner is regarded as one of the best Art Knife makers in the world, his knives are coveted and reside in the most prestigious knife collections in the world. Rick Eaton, another world-renowned knife maker and engraver, is one of the members of the AKI (Art Knife Invitational) group which is comprised of 25 of the best knifemakers in the world.
I acquired this piece many years ago from an ABS MasterSmith who received directly from Wolfe, and I was told this is a rare piece, in that, Wolfe himself commissioned the engraving for this knife.
This is a long-time safe queen from my collection that I am now making available to some discerning collector. It is in mint condition.
Blade length: 5 1/2"
Handle (from base of the blade to pommel tip): 3 3/4"
Case/sheath: zippered pouch
* The style was inspired by ancient Roman designs discovered at the end of the 15th century in the underground rooms, or grottoes, of the Golden House of Emperor Nero in Rome. Grotesque ornament was used to decorate a wide range of objects, such as ceramics, and the style was much copied by Renaissance artists.
All listed prices are net to Knifeolgy.