These are the only photos of several of these knives that I have, so they are of different quality.

There are dozens and dozens that have no photos at all from the early 1980's to the mid 1990's.

All work including forging of Damascus by Van Barnett.

The Art of Van Barnett - Raven - first done in 1998. Only 12 made in total over the years. None exactly alike - all had different embellishments and sizes. This was one of many knives to be copied by foreign factories. They copied this one so exact that from about six feet away you can not tell its not the real one. This piece brought in a new style in the 90s, with the crescent shapes in the blade, handle and overall profile of the knife. It gives a very pleasing look to the eye. The Raven won Best of Show at the Florida Art Knife Show. This knife and the Black Hawk (below) got a lot of press in magazines all around the world when they came out. They were very new and different at the time, like Golden Arrow and Early Fall before them.
"Raven" - first done in 1998. Only 12 made in total over the years. None exactly alike - all had different embellishments and sizes. This was one of many knives to be copied by foreign factories. They copied this one so exact that from about six feet away you can not tell it's not the real one. This piece brought in a new style in the 90's, with the crescent shapes in the blade, handle and overall profile of the knife. It gives a very pleasing look to the eye. The Raven won Best of Show at the Florida Art Knife Show. This knife and the Black Hawk (below) got a lot of press in magazines all around the world when they came out. They were very new and different at the time, like "Golden Arrow" and "Early Fall" before them.
The Art of Van Barnett - My own style of Engraving and carving on the Raven.
My own style of Engraving and carving on the "Raven".
The Art of Van Barnett - File work on the spine. Rolling Ribbon file work (invented by the great Jim Schmidt). You see many types of file work today that were started by him - this is a fact that few people know today.

File work on the spine. "Rolling Ribbon" file work (invented by the great Jim Schmidt). You see many types of file work today that were started by him - this is a fact that few people know today.

The Art of Van Barnett - Early Fall and Golden Arrow - two folding knives from the mid 1990s that changed the way a lot of people make their folding knives today. These knives had a new style of full 3-D carving in handles and blades - something you see a lot of today. Early Fall also had something that few had seen at the time which was Nitre Blueing in multi colors on the blade. This knife was made with a dagger called Living Proof. They both had the full color blades. These were seen in a lot of publications all around the world.
"Early Fall" and "Golden Arrow" - two folding knives from the mid 1990's that changed the way a lot of people make their folding knives today. These knives had a new style of full 3-D carving in handles and blades - something you see a lot of today. "Early Fall" also had something that few had seen at the time which was Nitre Blueing in multi colors on the blade. This knife was made with a dagger called "Living Proof". They both had the full color blades. These were seen in a lot of publications all around the world.
The Art of Van Barnett - Early Fall - mid 1990s. Some of the first full color bluing with the blues and purples. This piece and the dagger Living Proof  both had full color blades, and got a huge amount of press around the world in the 90s.
"Early Fall" - mid 1990's. Some of the first full color bluing with the blues and purples. This piece and the dagger "Living Proof " both had full color blades, and got a huge amount of press around the world in the 90's.
The Art of Van Barnett - Black Hawk - another design from the 90s that was different enough to get stolen from a photo, and copied by a foreign factory. A lot of people have made variations of this over the years.
"Black Hawk" - another design from the 90's that was different enough to get stolen from a photo, and copied by a foreign factory. A lot of people have made variations of this over the years.
The Art of Van Barnett - One of a set of two. They were made for our book. I made my version, and Dellana made hers, the only set of knives we have ever made.
One of a set of two. They were made for our book. I made my version, and Dellana made hers, the only set of knives we have ever made.
The Art of Van Barnett - Schrade/Barnett - this won Blade Magazines Knife of the Year award for best Factory Collaboration in 2001. Schrade told me it was their only Blade Magazine knife of the year award. Some of the innovative processes that Schrade invented to manufacture this piece with all of its carving and filework, were some of the first in the Factory knife industry at that time. There were two of these knives, one red and one green. There were only 1000 of each and only 500 marked first production run. They are quite valuable on the after-market now. There are about 10 or so that were hand signed by me by engraving my signature on the blades, and also signing all the extra materials, like the leather sheath, zip pouch, box and paperwork. Sadly, a few years after this, Schrade closed after 100 years of producing millions of knives that were sold world wide.

Schrade/Barnett - this won Blade Magazine's "Knife of the Year" award for best Factory Collaboration in 2001. Schrade told me it was their only "Blade Magazine" knife of the year award. Some of the innovative processes that Schrade invented to manufacture this piece with all of its carving and filework, were some of the first in the Factory knife industry at that time. There were two of these knives, one red and one green. There were only 1000 of each and only 500 marked first production run. They are quite valuable on the after-market now. There are about 10 or so that were hand signed by me by engraving my signature on the blades, and also signing all the extra materials, like the leather sheath, zip pouch, box and paperwork. Sadly, a few years after this, Schrade closed after 100 years of producing millions of knives that were sold world wide.

The Art of Van Barnett - Impact - 11 inch folding dagger, 2000
"Impact" - 11 inch folding dagger, 2000
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