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Stoned Ivory


Don Hanson
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I recently finished this piece and felt it needed Coop's special touch. So off it went :)

 

I had picked up this piece of ivory a couple years ago and had no idea what to do with it (odd shape). Appears to be some type of artifact. It has a groove cut into the end by ancient hands and there are three stones wedged into the groove. I don't know if they are there naturally or were put there but it would take some force to remove them.

 

I forged this blade a while back and it just didn't fit any of my ivory, until I paired it up with this piece. An odd shaped blade for an odd shaped handle. I think they work good together.

 

10-3/4" W2 blade, damascus fittings, copper spacers, fossil walrus ivory and 18k gold pin.

 

Let me know what ya think and thanks for lookin!

 

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Wow, that's got it all! :blink:

 

I love the blade shape and the stones in the ivoray are pretty nifty, but what gets me on this one is the ever-so-subtle S-curve on the guard. I mean, one less tap and it wouldn't be there, one more and it would be too much.

 

Sweet. B)

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Thanks guys!

 

Alan, you read my mind, this knife needs just a little curve in the guard :)

 

I have replaced the photos with revised versions from Coop. They are more true to color and a little darker.

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Great knife Don and I appreciate any that you post. When I see how you manage natural materials that are shaped symmetrically or the care you take in matching damascus patterns, I appreciate your talent even more.

 

Thanks for showing, Craig

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That is a beauty. The hamon and the irregular shape of the ivory really compliment one another.

 

Do you solder the damascus bolster, or is it just a very tight fit?

 

Thanks,

 

Dave

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