What makes a Stapel knife even more valuable these
days is that after over thirty years creating
special custom knives for the Entertainment
Industry and connoisseurs of special crafted
knives, Chuck Stapel has slowed down. He is
semi-retired, and is not making an more custom
requested knives, and only will be selling some
one-of-a-kind knives from his own collection,
or the few he decides to make in his workshop.
this was a very special event indeed when he
came back to his "spinning wheel"
to craft a knife for Harrison Ford for his starring
role as Jake Lonergan in the Sci-Fi western,
"Cowboys and Aliens". Brought back
by the creators
of the movie, plus his own personal admiration
for Harrison, Chuck created a very special knife,
that Harrison uses throughout the movie.
filmmakers wanted a knife that felt like something
that would actually be crafted in the period
of the story. A knife that Harrison's character
may have actually made himself, as many cowboy's
did. A "utility" knife that he could
use to defend himself, save others, and at moments
of peace peel an apple (which he does several
times in the movie).
Yet, of course be something larger-than-life,
as only anything related to the legendary Harrison
Ford should be!
crafted this wonderful "California Bowie"
style blade with a three pin handle made of
Naturally Harvested Elk Summer Fall Horn. The
blade is hard and razor sharp 44C Steel with
an extra high hilt to keep crafty hands on the
handle and not the blade during action packed
moments of use.
filming, Chuck was asked by many members of
the cast and crew to craft a reproduction of
the knife for them. He declined, but after much
pressure, finally was persuaded to offer to
the public an extremely limited series of the
knife. It's the most select number of Limited
Editions he's ever made in his career: only
five of these knives will be crafted, plus for
sale, is also the "P" knife, which
was the "prototype" knife made before
he crafted the one for the Motion Picture.
knife will also come with a custom fitted leather
sheath, made by Chrisom
which crafted the original sheath for
Harrison Ford's knife. Chuck will also make
a special display stand for your knife, custom
balanced, and with a brass plaque, etched with
your name, the number and name of the knife.
Of course you will also receive a specially
signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
calls these special knives "Cortar
la Manzana", which loosely
translated, pays homage to the famous scenes
of Harrison Ford using the knife to peel an
apple. Each knife will be hand made to order,
the steel is specially selected by Chuck, heat-treated
under Chuck's supervision, then hand formed
to a stunning polish. Each handle will be made
from the same Elk Horn Fall used in the original,
and the pins and hilt hand fitted and balanced
for each blade.
of the extreme amount of work needed to craft
this knife, the orders will begin to be made
in January, 2012, and take approximately four
months to complete. Therefore you can reserve
your knife, and special number with a 10% Deposit.
The balance is due only after your knife and
sheath have been crafted and are ready for shipping.
At that point you can pay the balance, and have
your knife shipped, or you can enter into a
Flex Pay payment plan, paying the balance in
four monthly installments. Once the balance
is paid, the knife will be shipped to you. There
is no fee or interest for this service.
may never again be offering any Limited Editions,
so these knives are sure to be reserved quickly.
So take a look at the "reserve box"
to the left, and choose your number, then put down
your deposit. You can enter your choice of Limited
Edition number in the "Special Instructions"
section of the shopping cart.
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