These 40 knives were handmade by D'Holder to represent each year he'd been in business up to that point. Each knife came with a sheath as well as a commemorative holding case.
1. Drop Point Hunter. Cast blade, amber dyed bone handles and CSCC/D'Holder medallion inset in the handle.
2. Drop Point Hunter. Produced by Canal Street Cutlery for AG Russell, limited production. Cast blade, stag handles and CSCC/D'Holder medallion inset in the handle.
3. Bowie Hunter. Buffalo Horn Handles. Full Mirror Polished Integral Cast Blade. CSCC/D'Holder medallion inset in the handle.
In 1999 Spyderco introduced D'Alton Holder's very popular custom collaboration model, the C57 Toad. The 1-7/8" blade made of AUS-8 stainless steel made this the smallest Spyderco knife, but you can be sure that this little guy carries as much cutting power as the full-sized pocket knife. The handle was made of lightweight aluminum and the overall length was 4". This model featured a linerlock and was available in both plain and SpyderEdge blade configurations. www.spyderco.com
ATS 34 Steel with Honduras Rosewood handle.
Drop-point blade of forged Chad Nichols 200-layer "scrambled" pattern stainless Damascus steel. Hidden tang construction with the stainless bolster engraved with a bison motif by master engraver Bruce Christensen. Handle was violet box elder burl and fossilized walrus ivory. D'Holder Fancy Sheath with Oosic Concho and D'holder padded pouch. Brookfield Display case was fine-grained walnut with double-sided glass engraved with the Knife Rights logo. www.kniferights.org
5-1/4 blade of forged Chad Nichols 200-layer Damascus steel was designed to be a perfect hunter's companion, embellished with hand file-work. The knife featured hidden tang construction with the stainless steel bolster engraved by master engraver Bruce Christensen. The handle was Fossilized Walrus Ivory. Overall length was 10-1/2". Included was a hallmark D'Holder Fancy Sheath with Oosic Concho, as well as a D'holder Padded Pouch. The Brookfield display case was constructed of fine-grained walnut and featured double-sided glass. www.kniferights.org