Tiny Spencer started making knives in l987 and was a professional, full-time knife maker from 1993 to 2009. A resident of Alaska for twenty-five years, he worked as a taxidermist, guide/outfitter and bush pilot. He divided his time between Alaska and his studio on the north coast of Oregon.
Tiny's knife blades were relief ground and Rockwell hardened to 58. He worked exclusively with 440C stainless steel. His custom designed, shaped, and hand sanded the metal blades to a mirror finish. Brass guards and butts are hand-filed and shaped. Tiny's trademark handle material is fossil walrus ivory and woolly mammoth tooth. He fashioned many of his handles from ancient artifacts gathered from Alaskan Eskimo and Indian digs.
Tiny Spencer passed away August 2009.
Blade 4.75", overall 9.75". Brass guard and stainless blade are hand engraved using hammer & chisel.Handle is pre-historic fossilized ivory Yupik artifact from St. Lawarance Island, Alaska, estimated from 1,000 to 2,000 years old.