Knives of 2023

Knives of 2023 shows off some really beautiful knives that have been design and crafted by Nell Knives. Please browse earlier years too - you'll be able to see all the various styles of knives created over the years.

Two MagnaCut / carbon fiber fixed blades headed to deer camp
Switch dressed in carbon fiber and cherry red G10 accents.

Podium V2 will be accompanying me to Vegas for the Gathering XIV.
Dropped point hunter for USN XIV. CPM-154 steel and chili pepper canvas micarta for the handle

Jr. Bear Sub Hilt with a polished CPM-154 blade paired with satin 416 SS guards and fittings. The scales are green canvas micarta with red liners.
SUBHILT guard and trigger are on and soldered

Gent just off the bench and ready for the @usngatheringlv
Arizona with cross cut carbon fiber and red G10 accent

Nevada Jr clad in Westinghouse
beginnings of a Loveless style jr. bear sub hilt fighter.

Mammoth tooth
Loveless style fixed blade. Zirblasted jade G10 scales, 416 ss hardware and a polished RW-L blade.

Dyed giraffe bone and red liners outfit this fixed blade hunter.
Nevada Sr book build outfitted with black whale vertebrae and Lava Lamp timascus.

Nevada Sr with fordite and zirc accents.
Arizona featuring black timascus scales, zirc backspacer, pivot rings and pivot inlay. The AEB-L blade has 3 different finishes.

Nevada Jr front flipper with an acid etch, stone washed with a light dark rub AEB-L blade. Black timascus clip and pivot. Zirc backspacer and pivot rings.
The blade is a tricky double grind with a small 3” wheel. This NYF wears the last of my whale cartilage scales. These scales are a different cut than the others I used. Vegas Forge stainless San Mai blade, timascus back spacer and clip.

Lefty Arizona with ironwood and polished zirc.
Trico in some beautiful mammoth ivory and zirc

MagnaCut blade and some amazing vintage butterscotch paper on this Switch
Nevada Jr with marble carbon. I added some color with fordite inlays and backspacer.

vintage linen Westi, Timascus and MagnaCut
Switch - Dressed in @camocarbon and MagnaCut.

Switch - front flipper/thumb stud deployment a MagnaCut blade, zirc accents and @valleycomposites red layered carbon fiber.
Switch front flipper- with MagnaCut blade and rare whale vertebrae scales that have been stabilized and backed with black G10 liners. The pivot inlay is an end cut from the same material. Timascus backspacer and clip.

Nevada Jr WIP with fordite scales
Nevada Jr WIP with fordite scales

Switch flipper with @valleycomposites copper/carbon fiber scales and blackened titanium collars and clip.
Lava Lamp Black Timascus was polished, heated, polished again then heat colored as the final step. The 3” AEB-L blade is hand rubbed with the top grind being polished.

Front flipper Switch with jade G10, darkened titanium bits and a hand rubbed AEB-L blade. The pivot inlay is abalone.
Switch flipper with the thumb stud option. @camocarbon scales and matching pivot.

Switch front flipper with more zirc and timascus
First frame lock Switch front flipper with Lava Lamp Black Timascus accents, back spacer and clip. 3” hand rubbed AEB-l blade.

Switch in a frame lock.
Switch- 2 7/8” blade 7 1/4 oal, new for 2023!

Switch Prototype
Gent with black and blue carbon fiber. CTS-XHP hand rubbed blade and black timascus accents.

Nevada Jr with vintage cross cut canvas and black timascus goodies.
Utah with Fat Carbon

Podium2 with Redwood & Copper
Whale Vertebrae