Lin Rhea M.S.
A seamless blend of ancient and modern methods, of antique and avant-garde materials. A flawless execution all the more stunning for its take-down construction; the knife can be completely disassembled into its constituent parts, each one a gem. A testament not just to Lin’s mastery of the art and the craft, but also to his creative spark. A brut de forge blade, mild steel black forged guard and buttcap; forged titanium fixtures and quillon; the handle carved from an ancient walrus tooth : In meeting the challenge, Lin challenged himself and mastered new techniques. Power and grace, boldness in excellence, every detail hand-crafted, not one machine was used.

Serial number



Hidden tang


1084/15n20 steels


Ladder pattern with forged finish



Guard & Fittings

Mild steel forged guard and forged titanium fixtures


Fossilized walrus ivory

Build time

200 hours




Serial number JG-C-CA-C-LR
Exterior Calf with caïman insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Samuel Lurquin’s damascus, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 13 hours


Lin Rhea

From Arkansas, USA.

Lin learned his art at the Moran School of Bladesmithing at the time it located at the Historic Washington State Park in southwest Arkansas – the
place where, in 1830, James Black forged the knife that would make the name Jim Bowie legend. Ranked as a Master Bladesmith in the American Bladesmith Society, Lin sees himself as a historic blacksmith whose work is strongly influenced by the early blacksmith’s philosophy of efficiency of process guided by practicality. In his understanding, this relationship is vitally important to the artist-craftsman in controlling the variables that influence the final product: only a properly organized process can lead to a good product. His blades are hand-forged in the manner of old-world craftsmanship and every aspect of his knives is handmade by him.