Summary: a gorgeous custom “Brassie” made by the man himself.
Rudy made this knife with a 5-1/2” blade, brass hilt and butt, and fingered Elk stag handle. Awesome stag color, no checks or cracks. The knife had a few spots on the blade when I originally acquired it, so I sent it up to the gang at Behring Made in Montana to clean up the blade. Back in hand and it looks brand new, everything is clean and exceptionally well done. Blade signed by Rudy, “RHRuana ‘M’”, top of blade jimped for thumb placement. Overall length: 10-5/8”.
The early Ruana riveted sheath is original to the knife with the cross knife trademark on the front. The sheath is in super nice shape, excellent+++ condition with nothing but light handling marks on both sides. Close review of the belt loop leads me to believe it was never carried / worn on a belt.
7 photos for review – as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. This is a rock solid BUY on a signed Ruana Brassie, these typically fetch $1500 or more on eBay. These old RU's are more than holding their own and are great investment pieces, prices have been moving steadily up for several years now. This one looks like it just left the shop, quite the find. Thanks and good luck.