Joe Kious Custom Knife “Knights in Shining Armor” Double Pocket Locket Engraved by Ron Skaggs

Joe Kious was from Kerrville, Texas. He was a full-time knife maker
who sold his first knife in 1969. Joe specialized in investment-quality
folding knives. It is his Pocket-Locket models for which he is best
remembered. Featuring elaborate engraving, the folding knives
include a small compartment in the handle with a sliding panel that
slides back to reveal another engraved scene inside.

Joe became an internationally recognized craftsman whose creations
were featured in numerous magazines, books, and films, and which
will continue to be treasured by thousands. Sadly, Joe passed away in
December 5th 2014.

This custom automatic lockback features a hand forged
Jerry Rados "Turkish Twist" Damascus blade. Out of all
the Damascus makers, Jerry Rados' "Turkish Twist" is
considered one of the best. The pattern itself is very tight
and has an amazing finish. The Backspacer is the same
Damascus steel and is nicely file worked. This knife is a
trap door release automatic and the lever, as well as the
sliding panels are perfectly machined into the solid 416
stainless frame of the knife. The engraving was done by
Master Engraver Ron Skaggs from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Ron Skaggs specializes in deep relief engraving and is
sculpted from built up 24 K gold, fine silver and copper.
The detail is amazingly intricate and provides a strong
sense of movement from each of the knights. The 24 K
gold, silver and copper inlays are masterfully done. Even
the lock bar release is file worked and 24 K gold covered.
Just like all of Joe Kious' Pocket Lockets, the action of this
knife is fast and smooth with a very secure lock up.

Joe Kious Custom Knife “Knights in Shining Armor” Double Pocket Locket Engraved by Ron Skaggs


Knife Maker Joe Kious
Blade Length 3 13/16"
Overall Length 9 1/16"
Closed Length 5 3/8"
Weight 10oz
Blade Material Jerry Rados "Turkish Twist" Damascus
Locking Mechanism Lockback
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