Nice detent, action, lockup and blade seating. Comes with zippered case, COA dated 2018, custom pivot tool and original box. Excellent condition w/no signs of wear. Perfectly centered blade w/early lockup. Waters was born in Australia and trained as a Jeweler.
He has been doing Jiu Jitsu since he was 6 years old and developed his own style in 1990. He also studies Batto, live sword cutting and is a 3rd Dan.He moved to Japan to live in 1986 and has been creating knives since 1993. In that time, he have won many awards including best in show and best art knife at shows in America, Australia and Japan. His work has been published in many magazines in America, Australia, France, Italy, Japan and Russia to name a few. He does make to order or take orders. That doesn't work for him.
He prefers to create each knife as if he were making it for himself. Then if someone falls in love with it, he will sometimes reluctantly part with it. He does all the work himself, but he does not make his own steel.
He prefers to use Damasteel, ZDP-189, VG-10 and ZDP-189 VG-10 san mai. Anything that looks like gold on his knives is either 18k or 24k gold.He likes to use rare materials such as "natural materials", titanium, gold, silver and many others. Each knife that he creates is a one of a kind and a work of love which he hopes will survive the passing of time for many, many generations.
That is why he uses materials that are impossible to or very resilient to rust. His knifes often tell a story and have a Japanese theme to them. Probably a combination of his love of Japan, its history, mythology and the 27 years that he has been in Japan.
He also likes to hide many interesting things on his knives as part of the voyage of discovery of his art. The item "Glenn Waters Hayabusa 2 3 Front Flipper Knife Titanium/Timascus M390 MINT" is in sale since Thursday, July 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "dv808" and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
This item can be shipped to United States.