Since it was alway my intention to keep my collection at 100, I will be selling off any excess from my collection. Not quite decided on which ones, or how and where to sell them. Which currently means I'll be selling off 27 from the collection in the near future.
Once I get to 100, the procedure will be to sell off one if I purchase another. Ideally I would like it to be fifty folders and fifty fixed blades, but we'll see how that goes.
Twenty-third in the series: two blade blanks. The Tanto was a template meant for Timberlines knives. While the Grandmaster Darn Dao was my second custom Lum. It's made with L6 steel and was extremely rust prone, so I sent it back to Bob for a refit. Unfortunately, it sat in his shop for years and was never completed. Normally Bob would never have a knife leave his shop unless the knife was completed, so this is a very rare item.
I've received a few emails asking if I do indeed own 100 of Bob Lum's custom knives. I figure the best way to answer is to just put them up and then follow up with the series. Using my current photobox setup, I'm titling this series "Lums on Black Leather", and every knife photographed is currently owned by me, in my possession, and is made by Bob Lum.
First photo is the ten Chinese Folders I currently own: