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Here's a project I started a couple weeks ago when I was doing some leather work when the urge to do some forging started to fester. I didn't feel like forging anything large so it took me awhile to find a chunk of steel that was just the right size. The smaller of the 3 knives started from a 3 1/2" X 1 1/2" X 1/4" piece of 1084. After I had that blade forged I decided to add 1 1/2" to the the next bar and so on. The first picture shows the blades and the exact size piece each one started from. I used osage orange for the handle material on all 3. Each handle was dyed differently. Starting with the smaller knife it has a 4 1/2" blade and is 9" overall. Next has a 6" blade and is 11 1/4" overall. The largest one has a 7 1/4" blade and is 12 1/4" overall. All have wrought iron fittings.

 

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Ray,

Your blades always look great. Hopefully you are as good a fisherman as you are bladesmith. Very nice work. Take care. Wade

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Very nice, I like the shading in the handles.

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Hi Ray, impressive as always, nice set.

 

Peter

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Nice set! I'm gonna have to remember to cut my osage on the bias like that next time someone asks for it. Looks MUCH better than plain sawn.

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I wanted to be the first to say you CONGRATS my friend!! but... anyway, beautiful, beautiful work like always, amazing blades bolsters and woods (sweet!), perfect craftwork. I still saving some bucks... :wacko::rolleyes: all the very best from Seville (Spain)

 

 

Here's a project I started a couple weeks ago when I was doing some leather work when the urge to do some forging started to fester. I didn't feel like forging anything large so it took me awhile to find a chunk of steel that was just the right size. The smaller of the 3 knives started from a 3 1/2" X 1 1/2" X 1/4" piece of 1084. After I had that blade forged I decided to add 1 1/2" to the the next bar and so on. The first picture shows the blades and the exact size piece each one started from. I used osage orange for the handle material on all 3. Each handle was dyed differently. Starting with the smaller knife it has a 4 1/2" blade and is 9" overall. Next has a 6" blade and is 11 1/4" overall. The largest one has a 7 1/4" blade and is 12 1/4" overall. All have wrought iron fittings.

 

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I wanted to be the first to say you CONGRATS my friend!! but... anyway, beautiful, beautiful work like always, amazing blades bolsters and woods (sweet!), perfect craftwork. I still saving some bucks... :wacko::rolleyes: all the very best from Seville (Spain)

 

Joa, I was surprised to see a post from you. Good to see you around! I still accept bucks from Spain......... :D

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Those are really gorgeous! Is the pattern just from an acid etch or do you have something else going on there.

 

Thanks for showing them off.

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Beautifull, I love your transitioned shots of before/almost done/after.

Chris

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Nice knives as usual Ray i like them all :P.

 

Bob

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Hi There,

 

I live in Vancouver, and work in Gresham. I would love to stop in and see your shop, talk some bladesmithing.

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The middle one makes me drool, and they are all gorgeous. Note to self, cut osage at an angle for handles. :P

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Hi There,

 

I live in Vancouver, and work in Gresham. I would love to stop in and see your shop, talk some bladesmithing.

 

Clay, Shoot me a PM. I think we can arrange a bull session.

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Wow, very nice knives! Awesome wood grain, and a beautiful finish on the blades.

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