In the shadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe, NM, sits a century-old adobe ranch house where artisans handcraft art knives of rare beauty. Each of these collectible knives represents a unique example of the cutler’s art: the quintessential marriage of fine steels with gemstones and intricate wood marquetry.
We feature two letter openers from these master craftsmen:
- Turquoise & Silver: Designed by master cutler Charles Giron, these pieces feature handles inlaid with turquoise which is separated by sweeps of nickel silver for an art deco style. (Turquoise on one side only; wood on opposite.)
- Vein Turquoise: Vein turquoise is formed by deposits in open cracks and voids which are caused by small faults or other movement of the rock, creating unique patterns and textures. (Turquoise on one side only; wood on opposite.)