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Classic dagger with a spiral abalone shell handle
and nickle silver work.
Spiral abalone handled dagger with cast silver guard.
A motif of leaves is used on the sheath and silver
work of this spiral abalone handled dagger.
Both the ivory handle and the blade
of this dagger are carved with a floral motif.
Left handed dagger with engraving, thumb guard,
and twisted wire work in the flutes of the handle.
Although Mr. Taylor now specializes in folding knives, he gained
an early reputation as a maker of fixed-blade art knives.
The abalone handles are made of hundreds of tiny triangle
pieces of shell fitted together. Mr. Taylor still enjoys making of
these fancy pieces on occasion.