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Ariel Salaverria

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  1. Better pictures (finished knives now) Thanks for looking! Ariel
  2. Full descriptions San Mai damascus in 1010/1070 with a 52100 core. Tapered butt-end. Overall length is 8" on the 3 smaller ones and 8 1/2" on the bigger. Red wood is Padouk, Brown is Guayacan, Yellow is Garabato and the micarta is a white/black combination (made by myself, as always) Thanks for looking! Ariel
  3. San Mai damascus in 1010/1070 with a 52100 core. I've tapered the butt sections and I really like the effect it creates. Now I just have to put some slabs on them Now with handles Thanks for looking! Ariel
  4. INTEGRALS Cable and Micarta Skinner Cable damascus (1085) from 3/4" diameter cable Overall lenght: 8" About 3 1/2" cutting edge 7mm thickness, width: 1 1/8" Home made micarta slabs (red and black), with a lanyard in leather and matching micarta. Handmade leather sheath. Cable and Micarta Wharnie Cable damascus (1085) from 1 1/4" diameter cable Overall lenght: 6 1/2" - 3" cutting edge 7mm thickness, width: 1 1/8" Home made micarta slabs (green, brown, black), with a lanyard in leather and matching micarta. Handmade leather
  5. A customer of mine liked my Nessmuk knives (I gotta admit I didn't even know this style of knives before a now regular client introduced them to me) but wanted something in damascus and very usable. San mai was the obvious choice This one has a 52100 core with 1010 and stainless 304 on the sides. Ruben Calo did the filework on the spine Thanks for looking! Ariel
  6. Thank you For the previous knives I've used 3/4" diameter cable, but for this one I've used 1 1/4" (you can notice the thicker strands) As you can see on these pictures, the entire piece is welded. The only exception is where the actual strands are showing, as that's the intended look Specs for this one are: Cable damascus (1085) Overall lenght: 6 1/2" - 3" cutting edge Home made micarta slabs (green, brown, black), with a lanyard in leather and matching micarta. I liked the leather texture that much that I've also made a wallet
  7. I added some micarta slabs to a knive as a request from a customer and I've decided to make some others like it too. Cable damascus (1085) Overall lenght: 8" About 3 1/2" cutting edge 7mm thickness, width: 1 1/8" Home made micarta slabs, with a lanyard in leather and matching micarta. Thanks for looking! Ariel
  8. Folks, Below are all the question I got from the forums answered to my best knowledge. I keep getting A LOT of questions about the resin, times, etc, but those depend on LOTS of factors that vary from resin to resin, depending on manufacturer and type of resin. Locally I have access to thick, medium thickness and more liquified resin, and that's pretty much it, the only difference resides on the ammount of liquifier (styrene monomer) that has been included in the mix. If I buy the thick one that comes with 2% and I add 8% more in my shop, I get the same liquified resin as if I'd g
  9. I've been playing with cable knives so much that I decided to make a little something to open beers with What you guys think? Thanks for looking! Ariel
  10. I've modified them a bit for a better grip and cutting abilities. San Mai damascus made of 1010 and 1070 with a O1 core. 4" overall lenght. One of them is coppered while the other is just etched as usual. They can be used for last ditch SD situations if you'd like, but they are designed with opening boxes in mind Instead of that simple coppered thingy on the lanyard, I've used mokume for it. Sheaths are made of leather, glued and sewn with wire (matching the color of the cutter) with a metal clip for belt of pocket carry. Thanks for
  11. There are many beautiful woods that are too soft and porous to be used on knife handles. If you still use them, when you finish the piece and polish the handles with rotative polishing cloth and polishing paste, you fill all the porous with the paste, leaving a dirty and matte look. With this method I'm about to describe, it's fairly easy to get a nice finish and a decent hardness. For this I use a Vacuum pump (what can be seen on the pictures is an old refrigeration system with a vacuometer connected to it - it marks 22.5 inches). The idea is to impregnate all the empty spaces of
  12. Yes they are I've cutted and flatened many of them and used in damascus myself. Ariel
  13. I have a lot of tutorials I've posted on another forums, if you'd like me to post them also here, just let me know and I'll get them going
  14. Thank you all for the warm welcome I pressed the wet leather thougth a sheet of holed metal Ariel
  15. Hello gentlemen, A customer of mine recomended me this place, so I'd like to introduce myself My name is Ariel Salaverria, and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I've been making knives since I was 12 years old in 1977. Since then, I alternate knifemaking with other activities, such as electromechanics, music instruments repairing and customization and enameling techniques. I've also worked as a mechanic in diesel locomotives, electric facilities, in artistic bladesmithing shops. I've been posting on knife related internet forums for about two years now (I believe) and I've fo
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