For its latest cutter design, Scrim by HutcH Studio is returning to the literary world, as Rick Hutchings has created the E.A. Poe “Nevermore” cutter.

The cutter’s handles are made from buffalo horn with reverse scrimshaw, and uses a XIKAR Xi3 body for the cutter. The design features an image of Poe along with a raven and the word nevermore, both of which are references to one of the poet’s most famous works, The Raven.

The E.A. Poe cutter is limited to just 100 pieces, each of which comes with a black leather pouch and is priced at $450.

This is the second literary giant that Scrim by HutcH has honored, the first being a design that celebrated Ernest Hemingway. Hutchings told halfwheel that he was inspired to create this new design by the movie The Pale Blue Eye, which was released on Netflix and features Poe as a central character.

Image courtesy of Rick Hutchings/Scrim by HutcH.

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