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that is a great looking knife, thanks for sharing. you rock.

chris.

i could complain but who would listen.

 

chris.

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That is beautiful J.D.

 

Is the handle ivory?

 

By the way, how do you get that small curl at the base of the ricasso? Cut it in with a jewelers saw, or is it something done while forging?

 

--Dave

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That is beautiful J.D.

 

Is the handle ivory?

 

By the way, how do you get that small curl at the base of the ricasso? Cut it in with a jewelers saw, or is it something done while forging?

 

--Dave

Yes Dave; actually mastadon in a really nice natural color. The notch was cut in with a jeweler's saw.

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JD,

They say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" well let me just say as I look at this my eye is beholden beauty. Fantastic work. Wade

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J.D.,

 

This is really a wonderful piece. You captured Jim's style perfectly but still with your own identity shining through. I love the filework and the overall appearance of the knife is really cool.

 

Jim Schmidt is one of my all time favorites as well, along with Hugh Bartrug and W.W. Cronk, and although I keep on hoping I will probably never own one of his pieces (given the current price tags).

 

Marcel

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what a great knife, a perfect synthesis of jim schmidt's and your distinctive style. i love that subtle damascus pattern! is this a san mai blade? gorgeous, gorgeous...

 

hans

No Hans, it's not, although at this resolution it might seem so. Actually, those are very densely packed layers at the edge from the forging procedures. That slightly wider band just near the edge is an unintended but interesting occurence. What sharp eyes you've got; BTW you weren't the first to notice.

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JD - really nice work. Each segment of the knife has a subtle complexity, yet the entire package is not overwhelmed by all of the small intricacies. Everything fits "just so" and nothing seems over or under-done or out of place. Very different from the Chimera, but equally artistic. Paying homage but giving your own unique stamp at the same time. Very nice indeed.

 

thanks for sharing,

 

Kevin

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