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Llannoite Proves Inspired Knife Handle Choice

Bill Keller custom knife

OK, take off the dirty shop apron, remove the safety glasses, and go to the workbench and pull out the notepad and pencil. Now, add Llannoite to the list of incredible knife handle materials available to honest, hardworking knifemakers across the land. While you’re at it, add the Bill Keller locking-liner folder to the list of “Editor’s Favorites from the Knives 2013 Book.”

Knifemaker Bill Keller not only saw the brown hues within the makeup of Llannoite, but the blue, as well, and brought it out nicely through the use of blue-anodized bolsters and liners. Each complements the Chris Marks “lizard-skin”-damascus blade, filework and inlaid blued-titanium thumb stud. (Johnny Stout photo)

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