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  1. Though its simple, I was exited about this since it is my first successful attempt at differential hardening and my first actual commission. Its a basic integral with some kind of purple-red tropical hardwood scales and nickle silver pins. The custom part was engraving the bolster with an anniversary date in roman numerals and tooling for the sheath. I also extracted the filings from the handle scales in alcohol and used it to dye the sheath which seemed to work well. Steel was an old cold chisel quenched in oil with some high temperature pipe insulation cement for the spine. I only took it up to 400 as I was figuring on it getting used and cleaned with a scotchbright pad. Etched in vinegar to bring the line out a little. Also chose to leave in some flaws from sloppy forging rather than grind thinner. Of course I failed to take some decent pictures before it left. Hammer engraving the bolster was the hardest part and came out barely tolerable. I did the layout electronically and glued the paper to the bolster which did not work very neatly, should have tried some king of solvent transfer. Even unhardened the steel took the edge off my home made engravers in single cut though they work ok on mild steel. Wound up hammering on a commercial push engraver. Would appreciate any critique. Thanks for looking!
  2. Forged from my "Electric Haze ll" patterned steel' 15N20, 1088 OAL 16" Blade 10.5" African Blackwood scales
  3. Waterjet and then forged 5160 spring steel with integral guard. Autumn leaves and lavender cast into the handle window. Also part of the series is a ram and boar's head, so keep an eye out for those coming up soon Let me know what yall think, Theo
  4. This has been a prototype I've been developing for a while and am happy to finally show off! Waterjet cut then forged 5160 blade with integral guard. Handle window contains dried autumn leaves suspended in alumilite. Next I'll be working on different versions of this with various blade styles and handle materials ranging from crushed egg shells to solid cocobolo to antler. Leme know what yall think!
  5. I've been experimenting a lot with this material recently; someone saw one of the earlier Impregg handles I did and commissioned this guy. The fun part about this material is being able to forge these free-form blades and not have to worry about spending time on fitting scales to the tang. The thumb rest give great control over the edge and is more comfortable than jimping in my opinion. Comments and critique always appreciated Theo
  6. So I am experimenting with this new handle material I made up that I call Impregg. It's sanitized and crushed egg shell, mica powder, and G-Flex epoxy. It's got some really neat depth to it, you can see through the gaps between shells to the swirls of mica powder inside. The tang is left rough and the material is "cast" directly onto it. I feel it will work really well for my integrals especially. Please let me know what you think, I plan on using it in a little upcoming series. Hand forged S7 high carbon steel camp knife with integral guard. Impregg handle and wenge insert. This knife features a forged thumb rest that gives you wonderful control over the blade for most tasks. Hand forged W2 high carbon steel camp knife with integral finger rest. Impregg handle and 3D printed cast bronze medallion with my logo incorporated. Please let me know what yall think! Theo
  7. This is a piece I made for myself but decided to sell because I need the money more. The steel is 5160 heat-colored to a deep gold color (400F temper). Overall length is just over 8", with a 3" blade. This is forged from a single piece of steel with the forge marks left in the handle, as well as one small one in the right side of the blade. The handle although being forged from the same piece is actually quite comfortable and offers excellent control in kitchen applications. Asking price is $60 plus shipping, negotiable. I'm willing to make more of these on by request, different blade lengths available, pricing negotiable. Offers to be sent to my email at archangel.knives@gmail.com
  8. I did something a little bit different from the usual the other day, and finally got it finished and photographed today. You may have noticed that I've slowed down on production over the past few weeks, and that's because we've been down a man at work. That's ending in the next couple of weeks, though, so I'll be back in the forge a lot more. Anyway, on to the blade. The steel is 5160, and the total length is about six inches. I did a heat color on this to protect it from rust and also because it looks sweet as hell. Not much to tell about this one, really. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. I also include this as kind of a peak behind the curtain on how I do some of my pictures. A towel on top of an ironing board, with a Tums bottle providing support. Pretty simple, but with the two lights and the mirror it works very well.
  9. This is a little integral that I forged as an impromptu demonstration, years ago, at the Branson Hammer-In. The steel is from a bar of 52100 that Ray Kirk provided along with tremendously helpful advice on how to approach finishing an integral knife. This knife was donated to the "Iron in the Hat" at this years Branson Hammer-In. I ended up sharpening it there and putting the final finish on the sheath. My daughter was kind enough to run down the battery on the cameral so, these pictures from her phone are all I've got. There were some colorful planters and the grasshopper was kind enough to let me set my knife down on the leaf without moving on to greener pastures, at least for the first few pictures. Handle is whitetail deer antler, copper spacer and butt cap, through tang, riveted construction. ~Bruce~
  10. Hello! i thought i would show you some finished knives i made Three hares knife, integral, differentialy hardened, roe deer antler
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