Larry Fuegen

Name
Larry Fuegen
born Chamberlain, SD 1952
Active in
  • Wiscasset, Maine
  • Prescott, Arizona
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U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Larry Fuegen spent his childhood learning cowboy skills on his father's cattle ranch in South Dakota. He loved to make things, and would often take knives apart so that he could attach new handles. He forged his first blade in 1975 and within twelve years was working as a full-time knifemaker in Maine. Fuegen creates every part of his knives himself and prefers to use natural materials such as antlers, sheep horn, or fossil mammoth ivory for the carved handles. He currently lives in Arizona and devotes most of his time to "art knives" that are meant to be displayed rather than used.

Works by This Artist

1998
crown stag deer antler with 14k gold, sterling silver, copper, buffalo horn, mammoth ivory, mother-of-pearl, sapphire fittings, Damascus steel, Prehnite mineral specimen, thuya wood burl, and walnut