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mike desensi

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About mike desensi

  • Birthday 09/14/1959

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    fullerton ,Ca
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    renn faires, hunting ,gunsmithing,archery, bladesmithing,Suio Ryu IaI Kenpo

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  1. mike desensi

    A Brace of Bovines

    Im not a bowie guy but thats working for Me your stuff is always eye candy Uncle Jimmy
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    new dirk

    with help and guidence from Bill Herndon , I got this one done its a Bill Stroman style scottish dirk, in stainless damascus. I snagged a drop at the cal custom show in garden grove ,ca about 2 years ago handle is female springbok, guard is brass, bolster and end cap is wenge ladder pattern stainless damascus blade about 3 and 1/2 inches long I got lucky it feels great in the hand
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    the last piece for Me show

    Ill be having a table at the Southern California Knifemakes show , the 24th of june in Brea ,Cal. I wanted to do one "standout piece" for my table do I opted to do a damascus Bodkin , in the pattern I started maked , blade is 4 metal random damascus, bronze guard throat and cap handle is sanbar stag I got lucky enuff to get to Bill Herndon shop for heat treat and etch, yea I figured 2 to 3 hours ,................... I ended up spending most of the day , I can only hope I didnt keep Bill from anything done, on the final finish I had to regrind and repolish the blade as it just showed way to much scratch marks, got it home , to asemble. got on the grinder and the grinder motor died, then I scorched the horn with rouge fob on a dremil tool end the end it looks ok.............................Ill just not forget or forgive this beast for the fight <LOL
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    Quick and Dirty Dirk

    My line!!!!!!!
  5. mike desensi

    Quick and Dirty Dirk

    looking nice Uncle Jimmy!!!!!
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    carving done to My blades

    I was lucky enuff to have Will at the William-Llyod carving booth buy a few of My very early pieces. the following season I walked(well mkore like staggered) through the booth and didnt even reconize My own stuff!!!!!! Im stoked ,Im in a boothe with the likes of Kc Lund!!!!!
  7. the Cal Knives custom knife show will be held this year in Brea California. this annual event were the members show thire work , with member being new to the likes of ABS smiths its a full well rounded event held at the Brea community Center in Brea Cal. parking and admission is free! a handmade club knife will be raffled off more info contact Joe Girtner @ joecarves@aol.com or call Joe @ 714-746-6196 Brea Community center 695 E. Madison Way Brea, Cal 714 746-6196
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    KNIFE EXPO 2017

    Knife Expo , Pasadena Convention Center 300 E. Green Street Pasadena,Ca 91101 March 25th and 26th saturday 10am to 5PM sunday 10am to 4PM admissin $12.00 adults under 12,active duty military, scouts in uniform FREE KnifeExpo.net for more info
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    good lookin' blade! think ya could take out a freshy with it!!!!!!!!!<LOL>
  10. mike desensi

    Kentucky Toothpick

    gawd Wes , you alwassy make a complete package , wood steel leather , all kicks ass!!!!! great job , I like it
  11. mike desensi

    First knife

    to Quote the late Bob loveless(who ripped Me a new ass that day) "dose the &^%$$%& thing work for you?????????............then its a good knife" if you hit perfection on the first try you will chase the dragon the rest of your life its not the destination but the road traveled thats important!!! you did a great job!!!! Im sure the new owner is thrilled
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    Loveless Big Bear pattern

    Iv been lucky enuff to handle the master pattern, WIP and finished knifes as well as stand in Bob's shop. looks to me you did a fine job!, yea you may see flaws, it may not be perfect to you , but the next one will be better. Knifemakers and bladesmiths make magic , and magic isnt the same for everyone!!!
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    2017 ABS JS knife of the year

    thats one sexy beast!!!! great job
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    A couple for my Website

    hay Uncle Jimmy, lookin' good!!! always liked your stuff alwasy will. I need to visit you SOON!!!!
  15. mike desensi

    latest build

    Happy HoHo to all!!!!!!!! finished this up about 2 to 3 weeks ago , and havent had a chance to post pics here due to the typical holliday clustermuck, this was a older blade I had laying around, single bevel and "bob lumm influenced" point. A friend had a intrest in it so I decided to build it up for a christmas gift its 1095 steel , self heat treated and tempered and polished. the kicker is I attempted Tsukimaki for the handle paracord over ray leather in the style of Hiramaki ,this style was popular to about the end of the Edo period. the knot was done with Makikake no kashira were it's crossed over the cap area, I opted not to cross over. the paracord was gutted then applied over the ray skin , no hishi-gami(paper wedges) were used the whole wrap was soaked in tung oil. all the best ~M~