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A knife as usual - damascus blade, silver and iron fittings and (a bit unusual for me) a handle of desert ironwood.

I don't know the lenght of the blade, I doubt I ever measured :D but I guess its 20 cm and perhaps more.

Didn't like to work with desert ironwood. Hard to make precise lines and all the beauty comes out only after polishing/buffing, witch will kill the forms and shapes :( I guess, it's not good for intricate shapes, have to work out how to use it.





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I love your work, Tonn. This is beautiful.


"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelt


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Ah, yes. The usual stuff. Silver,and damascus. And ebony - ah wait, Desert Ironwood!!!


Ah yes, the ususal stuff. Boring.

Um - did I say boring? Amazing, I meant, amazing!!!


Amazing stuff, as always, Tonu!

Hope to see you in may in Solingen - your table was the most boring table last year!







edit - please change boring to amazing gorgeous wonderful etc.



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Very visually stimulating knife, and after staring for a few minutes I realized that the bevel curve extends into the guard and handle as well. I love all the shapes going on in the upper end of the handle and fittings. Classy!



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great stuff. I always like to see your work, also. you are so good at having flowing form and proportions. It is always a knife and a lesson in sculpture for me. Great work.


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I had to come back and take another look, the handle had me thinking today. I really like how you did that, the whole piece is above my skill level but it has me thinking. Thanks for sharing.

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That is a wonderful piece. "Striking" is the word that comes to mind first and "elegant". Very well done. I hope to one day come close to something this beautiful and unique.

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Hi folks!

I didn't want to sound like an arrogant bitch but apparently managed to do so. Sorry!


I know it's a good , well designed and well made knife. And I understand... well, some other aspects too.

But I have very little to say about this knife and nothing different from previous posts. Annoyng, isn't it?

And nobody want's it :(


However, thanks for kind words!



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Yes Tonu, your annoying usual treatment. Superb design, lovely details and impeccable craftsmanship.

Doesn't get better than this.



Well said Jim. That said, it is good to see your work again, you are an inspiration.

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