2005 Sarasota Club Knife

2005 - D. Hoskins Knifemaker, Chisel Grind Reverse Tanto Knife

This beautiful and practical knife was hand-made by D. Hoskins in Kettle Island, KY. Only 20 of these knives were made and etched with the S.W. Florida Knife Club stamp. Each knife is serial numbered 1 thru 20.

Kettle Island is a small village in Bell county located in S.E. Kentucky in the Cumberland Mountains. Known for their Bituminous coal & timber. The County covers a land area of 361 square miles and has a population of 30,060 (according to the 2000 census). Bell county was formed in 1867, and is known for the Coal House & Museum, & Abraham Lincoln Museum. It was named for Joshua Fry Bell, lawyer and congressman. It is located in the eastern coal field region of the state.

Bell county's border is the Cumberland Gap, where Daniel Boone led settlers to the Ford on the Cumberland River near The Narrows, and onto the West in 1851-52.

D. Has written several articles for Knife World Magazine including one about Dusty Moulton and another about Loyd Thomson. D. uses his coal fired forge to temper his custom knife blades, and has made many knives for U.S. soldiers going overseas.

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