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Big Integral Fighter with Bronze Fittings.


Todd Miller

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This is the finished knife that I did the WIP on over in Hot Work. http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=26147

It is 1084 with a cocobolo handle and bronze fittings. It was my first attempt at lost wax casting. I got better at it but I wouldn't say I'm an expert by any means. It's a pretty hefty knife but it has a nice balance. I will have this at Blade in Atlanta, Table 17 R. If anyone is there, be sure and stop by. I look forward to meeting folks in the flesh.

 

Todd

 

Overall length: 15 1/2"

Sharp: 9"

Width: 1 1/2"

 

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The handle looks different colors in the picture below. It is because one side had been sanded more recently than the other. The handle is all from the same piece of wood so it will even out.

 

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Really nice, Todd!

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your style is very inspirational todd. as a woodworker by trade steel is new to me and you are really helping me break through my mental barriers on carving and shaping steel as i would wood. wish i was still in charleston i would love to swing by atlanta to feel the flow of your work in person. please keep them coming!

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good forging, good woodwork.

nice fit on those scales, too.

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that is more attractive than audry hepburn in a little black dress!!

great job

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Thanks for the comments all. Scott, I sometimes wonder if I am sort of stuck on one vision, but I guess one vision I like is better than a bunch of them I'm indifferent about. Hans, interesting that woodworking is your background, it was mine too. That and boats. But before knives I had never carved wood, let alone metal. I am really enjoying the exploration, I just have more ideas than time to execute them. And Audrey Hepburn,now that's a compliment.

 

Todd

 

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