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neil gagnon

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  1. thanx for the comments, Sam it is somthing new i'm experimenting with on my blades with different etchants.
  2. here are a couple of blades i finished recently had a busy summer and not much time for blade smithing the big bowie chopper is made of cable and the tanto is made from a forge welded billet of 8 used files i had laying around my shop. The blades are both around 13 inches, the chopper has a micarta handle with a kydex sheath. The tanto has an ash handle with a full ray skin wrap, the saya is made of poplar hope you enjoy. chopper links http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1822.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1823.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1827.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1844.jpg tanto links http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1834.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1839.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1835.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1836.jpg
  3. that is a pretty blade you got there Sam, I really like your handle choice too. Keep on finishing them.
  4. nice big blade you got there sam.
  5. here is a couple of blades i finished recently and thought i would share. they are both made from steel cable. the kitchen knife has a 6 inch blade and the katana blade is 29 inches, i thought i would try somthing different on katana, somthing sort of like the oren-ishi sword from kill bill. hope you like here is the kitchen knife http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/ga...cableknife1.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/ga...cableknife2.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/ga...chencutter3.jpg here is the katana http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1393.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1387.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1415.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1416.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_1417.jpg
  6. thanx alot sam have a merry christmas.
  7. Here is a bowie i made for a friend of mine that got me into bladesmithing. It features a 12 inch blade made from extra improved plow steel cable. All the fittings are made of brass. The handle is white tail deer antler. The sheath has a poplar wood core with ray skin, suede leather, and black bear claws with teeth. also i made a simple display stand out of ash and more white tail antler. http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0960.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0963.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0964.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0962.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0961.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0966.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0965.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0967.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0968.jpg
  8. here is a hunter i did for a customer where i work. It is made from extra improved plow steel cable done with a clay coating and quenched in water. the fittings are brass and the handle is moose. the sheath is made from suede with ray skin and it has a poplar core. the claws and teeth are black bear. very sharp blade hope you like. http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0787.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0791.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0792.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0793.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0796.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0797.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0801.jpg
  9. thanx for the tip walter i'll give it a try. i normally take the photos outside in natural light.
  10. i do use automotive paint with many layers of clear coat.
  11. i noticed awhile back, a few guys were making 5160 blades so i thought i would give it a try. Sorry hamon was pretty faint so i decided on a mirror polish.The blade is 28 inches long,the tsuka is 13 inches long. I made all of the fittings out of steel along with the small tsuba, just a different look for me. The blade is made of 5160, that i quenched in water, it has 1 inch and a 8th of sori. The saya is made out of poplar like my previous swords, it's just nice to work with so i haven't tried other wood. I'm hoping to have a cable blade ready sometime after christmas, got a few knives to finish for people first. Hope you enjoy. http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0783.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0760.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0781.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0778.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0775.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0772.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0767.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0766.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0762.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0761.jpg
  12. very nice, the antler really puts it together.
  13. wicked blade, that whole knife is beautiful. very nice work.
  14. very nice work i like the over all shape of the blade, it looks just fine without a yokote. Not a big fan of them. how long a handle are you making. again nice work.
  15. very nice piece, I can only imagine the time and hard work it took creating this.
  16. beautiful blade it has a gladiator look to it , again lovely blade.
  17. very nice i really like that blade.
  18. i clayed the blade and quenched it using a brine solution
  19. I enhanced the photo a little i,m not very good at this, i hope this helps. http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/12.jpg
  20. Well i finally got around to playing with some cable since I'm done all my c1045 blades. Here is a bowie i did for a guy out of improved plow steel cable. The blade is 10 inches and the Overall length is 15 inches. The handle is made of deer antler with brass fittings. The sheath features a poplar core with suede leather and ray skin. It is my first cable blade and i should get plenty of practice with it since i have a couple hundred feet of the stuff. I have three more bowies to do, then i would like to try a katana out of this hope you like. http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0515.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0514.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0513.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0512.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0516.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p272/gagnonn/101_0519.jpg
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