The Collection

Integral Masterpieces

Karl-Heinz Koob

Full integral subhilt “Aquila” CPM420V (2017) – Ivory interframe handle – Alain Lovenberg engraving in Art Nouveau style with 22ct gold inlays – Stingray leathersheath – Featured in La Passion des Couteaux #131 p.13 – More pics : Engraving, Knife & sheath

Friedrich “Fritz” Schneider

Integral Ring Fighter, Schneider stainless damascus with ladder pattern (1993) – Mammoth ivory interframe handle– Engraving with gold inlays by Edgar Apel – Leather sheath with ostrich inserts by Bertrand Montillet.

Non-Integral Masterpieces

Richard K. Hehn

Twisted Stainless Damascus Fighter (1989) – Double hollow ground 220mm Hehn-Damast blade – Mammoth Ivory interframe handle (same damascus) with specific heat treatment resulting a copper color – Leather sheath

Gerard Doursin

Twisted gun blued carbon damascus “Mameluk” dagger (ca 1994) – Double hollow ground 280mm blade – Ivory handle – Gold brass fittings (on handle and leather sheath) – Featured in La Passion des Couteaux #25 p.41

Engraved Integrals

Dietmar F. Kressler

Semi-Integral Boot Knife #1 – Early 90’s – RWL-34 steel – Engraving by Rolf Peter (signed under the guard) – Oosic handles – Leather sheath – Overall: 233 mm – Blade: 119 mm

Siegfried Rinkes

Full integral ATS 34 engraved Semi-Skinner Hunter (1992) – Briar burl handle – Engraved by Manfred Funk (deceased) in English Scrolls style – Leather sheath.

Hill Knives (Frans & Albert van den Heuvel)

ATS34 semi-integral hunter, model 9102 with Arizona desert ironwood handle (1991, HK026) – Engraving in renaissance style by Edouard Vos (Belgium) – Sheath by Hendrik Nijhof (Nederland) – 2 gold engraved initials NR

Karl-Heinz Koob

Interframe integral Taitafalk Anatomic M (2018) – Michael Oke English Scrolls style engraving – RWL 34 steel -Overall 173 mm/blade 102 mm- Sambar stag interframe handle – Crossdraw leathersheath – Butt pic

Karl-Heinz Koob

Interframe integral Taitafalk Anatomic S (2023) – Michael Oke English Scrolls style engraving – CPM 420V steel -Overall 173 mm/blade 102 mm- Oosic interframe handle – Crossdraw leathersheath – Arno Buck kangaroo leather lanyard

Rodrigo Sfreddo M.S

Semi-integral forged hunter “Petit Nouveau” (2009) – Blade 4 3/4″ – Overall lenght 9 1/4″ – 6 bars modified turkish damascus blade – Integral carved bolsters, spine, and full tang – Ironwood handle with stainless domed pin, – Leather sheath with ostrich skin inlay.

Iconic Integrals

Karl-Heinz Koob

Full-integral hunter “Bitachon” (2006) – CPM T 440 V steel – Giraffe bone handle – Heinz Funck engraving on handle screws – Leather sheath with titanium stud – More pics : alt view, knife & sheath

Karl-Heinz Koob

Full integral subhilt “Aquila” (Prototype, 1985) – 1.411 steel – Ebony handle

Hill Knives (Frans & Albert van den Heuvel)

One of the only three pieces Hillknives made for Asprey of London (“Asprey” is engraved in gold by Edouard Vos from Belgium, as are the handle screws) – Model 9140 semi-integral – Schneider stainless ladder damascus – Handle : rosewood burgundy micarta from Pakkawood USA – Handmade sheath by Hendrik Nijhof (Nederland) – The knife has been made in 1991/1992 for Asprey and delivered to Asprey 1992-02-28 – Maker’s signature is under the handle material, plus a small “hk” at the bottom of the knife.

Tharcis Holtzer

Integral ATS34 (1993) – Ironwood handle – Double hollow grind blade – More pics : alt view, press review

Philippe Villard

XC75 – Forged Full Integral

Production Integrals

Opinel “Les Forgés 1890”

Small utility fixed knife (2020) – The cheapest integral piece in the collection !Sheath by Bertrand Montillet (Abzaroke) – X50CrMoV15 steel (56-57 HRC) – 80mm blade – Handle stabilized beech

Puma Composition 183000

Koob design –  1.4116 steel – Leather sheath

Böker Tree Brand 535 integral hunter

440C stainless steel – Rosewood handle – Leather sheath

Puma Waldhai 185000

Integral skinner – 440B steel – 55-57 HRC – Design Jens Nettlich – 3rd IWA International Knife Award (Nurnberg, 2003) – Blade 55 mm (2 1/6”), overall 170 mm (6 2/3”) – Leather sheath