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KITH for 2014

Gary LT

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I have really enjoyed this task.....making something for another bladesmith for a change. I've done custom order work for folks before but mostly I make knives to learn and get better.

The knife is 11.5" long with a 6.5" blade, (inspired from a photo of a knife ("Persian Knife") made by someone far better than me. The blade is damascus, (15N20 and 1095), I upset the width to add thickness as I knew I would lose that as I drew out the curve. Both scabard and handle are from the same wood, stained, sealed and polished. The guard is wrought, behind it is a buffalo horn spacer. I did not etch the wrought or damascus, I prefer the polish but whoever gets this is welcome to do so. The guard was fit perfectly tight no need to solder or epoxy, I am proud ot that. The copper add-ons were an attempt for add something thicker at the tang, they are silver soldered on.

I wanted to add more details and intricate work but sometimes it's best left alone. Again, anyone who gets this is welcome to embellish, sell it, throw it away....I simply had fun doing it. It's the best I could do..today!


Thanks, Gary

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"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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Very nice.

The smith also sitteth by the anvil,

And fighteth with the heat of the furnace,

And noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears,

And his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh,

He setteth his mind to finish his work,

And waitethto polish it perfectly.


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That looks great, I think I know who the maker was that inspired you... asymmetrical daggers are one of the most challenging blades to forge and grind well, you have done an outstanding job with it.

George Ezell, bladesmith

" How much useful knowledge is lost by the scattered forms in which it is ushered to the world! How many solitary students spend half their lives in making discoveries which had been perfected a century before their time, for want of a condensed exhibition of what is known."

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I couldn't post the picture of the knife I wanted to draw from, as it's saved on an older/crashed PC.

Thank you for your feedback, George!

"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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Very cool work Gary, somehow missed this with my phone and laptop problems, ah well should get a laptop back on line this weekend! Looking forward to it!

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