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My latest 3-blade whittler. This mother of pearl humpback whittler was made by the late Robert Enders. I am guessing that he made it sometime in the 1990s, since he passed away in 1999. Don’t have much info on it, but assume the blade steel is ATS-34 (a steel he liked to use). One thing I do know is that is a big'un for a whittler … coming in at a closed length of 4.125". I have three other much smaller humpbacks (Tuna Valley, Colonel Coon, and Robeson) and this Enders humpback dwarfs them!

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Comment by Sue OldsWidow on August 14, 2021 at 12:01
Nice scale on the pearl too............master blade is unique also
Comment by Dennis Hibar on July 21, 2021 at 15:55

Thanks JJ.  The main blade shape is slightly different than my other humpbacks.  I think the shape is called a Dao (after the Chinese sword of the same name). 

Comment by J.J. Smith III on July 21, 2021 at 15:39

WOW, Dennis, that's killer.

I'm not much of a MOP fan, but this one is awesome.  I don't know what you'd call the main blade but it's simply sweet on this knife.

Id love to see it in a nice burnt stag...

Comment by Tim on July 21, 2021 at 13:43

Thanks for the info. Have a great rest of the week.

Comment by Dennis Hibar on July 21, 2021 at 13:40

Yes, and while S&M lock back version of the humpback was smaller than this one (it was 3 5/8" closed), it was larger than the Tuna Valley, Colonel Coon, and Robeson humpbacks (which came in at a hair over 3" closed).

Comment by Tim on July 21, 2021 at 13:26

That is big. That pattern has always intrigued me. Is that the pattern S&M did a lockback version of?

Comment by Dennis Hibar on July 21, 2021 at 13:08

Trust me, photo does not do the pearl justice. I could spend weeks on end trying to capture the beauty and luminescence of MOP in a photo and still fail miserably! Regardless, a beautiful knife and didn't realize how much of a handful it would be until it arrived! I did a comparison photo of it with my Tuna Valley humpback:

Comment by Tim on July 21, 2021 at 12:31

Beautiful mother of pearl.

Comment by Dennis Hibar on July 21, 2021 at 7:47

Here's the pile side

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