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Matthew Paul

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  1. This is a 9" Euro Chef's knife that I did with a reversed feather damascus in 1095 and 15n20. I made the damascus with Greg Cimms up at his shop as he needed some as well. I'm really happy with how the sculpted bolster and handle came out. The handle was made from black G10, Sterling Silver, and stabilized curly maple burl. the bolster was inlet over the square shoulder of the tang blade junction.  I'm going to send this one out for some pro photos. 

     

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  2. 20 hours ago, aweller said:

    I've come back to this post several times and I really like this knife. I think the overall dark tones of the wood and the finish on the blade really compliment each other. The other thing I really appreciate is the design work. I draw lots of pictures but my mind wanders and by the end the blade does not usually match my initial concept sketches. I think being able to match your initial sketch shows a mastery of the materials (even though you left off the handle wrap ;) I like it better without anyway). Awesome work!

    Thank you. I was going to do a herring bone twisted copper wire wrap, with copper bands covering the ends, but I need to work on doing the bands some more before I do it on a knife. 

    17 hours ago, Wes Detrick said:

    Fantastic work man!  I love how its a takedown.  Very very well executed.

    Thank you! I wound up gluing the knife up and plugging over the corby with an ironwood dowel that I made. It was only a take down so that I could do the wire wrap, but I decided to skip it. I'm glad that I glued it anyway, the guy that purchased it really whoops on his knives. 

     

     

     

     

    Thank you everyone!


  3. I just finished up this knife. 6 1/4" blade, 3/16" 1095, clay heat treat (was a barbed wire pattern but without polishing fully it does not show 100%. I did not want the blade to be too bright). A 4" wheel was used for the swept fuller, 10" wheel for the bevel. The guard is inlet and slotted to slide over the ricasso, that was fun. it was also sculpted to match the pommel of the handle, materials are black G10, copper, black ash burl spacer with file work, and Ironwood Burl. The knife was built as a take down with a female corby bolt that threads on to the tang, but I decided to glue the knife up and I plugged over the corby bolt with an ironwood dowel. A little file work at the start of the spine, "Jimping" The knife was a fair amount of work, especially in the guard area and with the swept fuller, but it was worth it for sure.

    Any input would be appreciated. I'll follow up with the WIP photos.

     

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  4. I just finished this little knife up. The handle was inspired by Andre Andersson's work, which I've long admired. 
    This was my first go at a handle like this, and I really want to do a mosaic damascus carving knife with this type of handle on it. I think it would look really good. The blade on this knife is a bit simple for the handle I think... but it works. 
     

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  5. Thank you very much everyone. ill work on getting some WIP photos up.

     

    17 hours ago, Jeremy Blohm said:

    I have seen that power hammer somewhere I just cant figure out where.

    I've posted it on several other forums, years back when it was made. I also know some people in Michigan so it's possible that someone showed you a photo. 

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  6. Hello everyone. This is my first post here. I've been making knives full time for seven years. This is my first mosaic damascus, my first multi-bar, and my first kiritsuke. The knife was made from 1095 and 15n20. It has a 9" blade. I used a homebuilt forced air gas forge and a homebuilt power hammer in the construction of this knife. I used a "loaf" method for stacking the different pieces prior to drawing them out to length. I had some input from my buddy Greg Cimms through the process. I have photos of a lot of the process if anyone is interested. 

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    Anyway, here is the knife, any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you all!

     

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