Posted 1 year ago
Frank Buster designed these knives and they were made in the early to mid 80s, I know, you're thinkin big deal right? Well they are highly valued by collectors because these are among the last of the knives produced and designed by Mr. Buster from Lebanon Tn. "End Of Day" refers to the shavings of celluloid left in the pot at the end of the work day that was used for knife handles. They used to take all the left over celluloid and mix it all up together to make these beautiful handles. I have collected knives my whole life, (among other things) and these are solid celluloid verses the shell handles that come on a lot of the Imperial and Hammer Brand cheaper knives. Although there are some early examples of those brands in solid celluloid as well. The metal used on these knives is nickel silver for the bolsters, brass liners and 1095 carbon steel on the blades. All the best stuff in one knife. Mr. Buster would come up with these interesting gold and sometimes multi colored etchings on the main blades to make his knives a little more special. He passed away a few years back. These 3 patterns are called Stockman, Pen and Congress styles. The Congress is the most interesting to me. The teared shape of the handle and the cool bolsters really set it apart. These knives were all made in limited runs.