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Old 05-28-2011, 09:29 AM
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The S. R Johnson Loveless style Dagger
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This stunning Loveless style dagger features three color virgin gold inlays on the 416 stainless guard in antique 23k yellow, 18k green and 22k rose gold, executed with finely shaded flush inlay on a relieved and fine stippled 416 stainless background, surrounded by 24k gold flush line borders.
The Exhibition Grade Australian Silverlip Pearl scales, are inlaid with Barry’s original “Gilded Pearl” technique.
This over the top example of gilded pearl featuring nineteen 24k gold leaves with stems on each side has more than twice the number of leaves and mass of 24k Gold than any other gilded pearl job ever done before.
The 300 series stainless pins securing the scales are set with four brilliant cut diamonds hand selected by the engraver at Gassan’s in Amsterdam.
The perfectly ground Dagger blade, of ATS 34, is decorated with Barry’s unique “Burnished Gold” technique, in green, red and yellow gold.
The quillons are inlaid with raised, fully sculpted 24k Gold leaves on the concave surface facing the scales.
The most ornately luxurious and highly decorated Loveless style dagger ever created.
Barry Lee Hands Studios
Oceanside, California (406)249-4334



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Old 05-28-2011, 11:37 AM
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Stunning work barry, the blade looks great.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:11 PM
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You did it again, Barry! That, in my humble opinion, is truly amazing! Thank you!
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:14 PM
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Awesome job Barry and SRJ!
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:43 PM
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Beautiful and simple purity.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:32 PM
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And the bar rises ever higher!
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:52 PM
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Thanks guys.
The credit goes to Mr. Steve Lindsay and SR Johnson, who both helped me get into knives in a big way.
And of course the client who comissioned the work, he always wants the best.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:56 AM
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Incredible job.
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HI,

Magnificent work Barry Lee . Truly amazing.
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Barry that is very fine art, thanks for sharing your engraving...
Hope you make the engrave-in at Scott's and Rhonda's...
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:55 PM
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Hi Barry

Magnificent work! The leaves appear to just float upon the MOP. I have a question for you, back in the late 70ís I was the supervisor of the inlay division for Doc Lanning of Lanning Silver of Phoenix. We had an ultra sonic drill press which would cut stone like butter and we did multiple stone inlay. I just never thought at that time to inlay metal into stone or shell, so long story short, are your gold leaves inlayed or raised on the MOP?

Have you moved to Oceanside and no longer in Montana? The coast is nice and I did a lot of fishing out of Oceanside.

Third but not least I saw your post a while back on the fashion show in Palm Springs and how you wanted to add color to your work and was thinking that fancy color diamonds would be a great option for you .

All the best,
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:19 AM
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Hi Steve,
Thanks for the comments.
Its all sculpted fush inlay on this piece using conventional tools.
I vacation in So Cal each year and do a little scratching to stay on schedule, however my main studio is in Montana still.
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Barry, it is obvious that you fell in love with this beautiful work.
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Beautiful and intricate work... Thanks so much for sharing it.
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Thanks Barry
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