S35VN STAINLESS STEEL, PLAIN EDGE BLADE. I ACQUIRED IT DIRECT FROM REESE WEILAND WHOM HAD RECEIVED IT BACK INTO HIS POSSESSION FROM THE KNIFE'S PREVIOUS OWNER VIA A TRADE FOR ANOTHER OF HIS (REESE'S) KNIVES. WHILE IN HIS POSSESSION, MR.
WEILAND GAVE THE KNIFE A SPA TREATMENT WHICH INCLUDED REFLAMING THE TITANIUM HANDLE AND UPDATING THE PIVOT SCREW. I HAD MIKE BRICKMAN, WHOM IS A LOCAL KNIFEMAKER AND FRIEND, MAKE THE HEAVY-DUTY LEATHER BELT SHEATH FOR IT - WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE SALE OF THIS KNIFE. TAKEN FROM WINDY CITY KNIVES. In late 2012, Reese Weiland and John Fitzen collaborated on a folding Crossada knife. The Crossada Fighting Knife was designed by Master At Arms, James Albert Keating, a world renowned expert in the use of defensive edged weapons.
The Crossada was essentially a Bowie knife, with "hooks" for the guard, and designed to catch your "opponents" blade in a knife fight. The Crossada folder collaboration knives were designed by John, and handmade and hand ground by Reese.
There were a limited number of these made - we believe only 20 were handmade. They were massive folders, that functioned like a fixed blade when opened. Some of these knives made by John had top-and-bottom crossadas, and some had a bottom crossada only.
This particular knife is a... Modification of their folding Crossada, having no crossadas. Reese made this beast a bit more manageable to handle, by not having the width of the crossadas at the top of the handle... PICTURED NEXT TO A STANDARD US MEASURING TAPE FOR YOUR SIZE REFERENCE.
KNIFE MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 11.5'' OVERALL, 5'' BLADE LENGTH. ALSO, SHOULD YOU DESIRE MORE PHOTOS, MESSAGE ME AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THEM.PLEASE REFER TO PHOTOS AS THEY ARE PART OF THE ITEM DESCRIPTION, USE YOUR ZOOM FEATURE. I WILL ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS PROMPTLY AND TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. Thank you for looking, check out my other auctions, including other knives.. REESE WEILAND & JOHN FITZEN COLLAB CROSSADA VARIANT CUSTOM FOLDING KNIFE" is in sale since Saturday, October 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Folding Knives\Modern Folding Knives\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "redraven8" and is located in Parker, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.