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Here is the first knife I've felt comfortable posting here. It is my fourth all together. A big thank you to Zack Jonas and Tom (Massart) Ward for all their help and instruction.

 

 

Specs

 

Blade Steel: 1095

Blade Length : 3.5in

Handle Mat.: Circassian Walnut

Guard: 416 Stainless and Brass

 

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And some in process pics10429372_592666321402_3028786914071080738_n.jpg

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This forum has been a great inspiration to me and a wonderful source of knowledge.

Thanks to everyone

 

Daniel

WAXING MOON FORGE

 

 

The blacksmith and the artist

reflect it in their art

they forge their creativity

closer to the heart.

 

Rush

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Really clean and exact, I love it! Only thing I would add on the design: I would grind in the handle so when it meets the guard it is exactly as wide as the ricasso, it gives a very nice flow from blade to hilt that way

Trying to make each knife just a little better than the last

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I agree with Randal. that is a classic. Good work. Keep sharing with us as you grow. You are off to a great start.

kc

please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/

 

“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

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Looking good you have already mastered some things it takes others a lot longer to get!

C Craft Customs ~~~ With every custom knife I build I try to accomplish three things. I want that knife to look so good you just have to pick it up, feel so good in your hand you can't wait to try it, and once you use it, you never want to put it down ! If I capture those three factors in each knife I build, I am assured the knife will become a piece that is used and treasured by its owner! ~~~ C Craft

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Thank you all.

 

Knowing the caliber of the people giving the praise makes it that much more valuable.

 

C Craft....I had good teachers and 20 years or so of metal working/blacksmithing to shorten the learning curve.

 

BC Rob....I don't actually have pics of 3,2,1, but I still have them so I will try to post them.

 

J.D.....They have been great teachers. Both are generous with their time and knowledge. I hope to run into you at Zack's sometime.

 

The other interesting thing is this was a commission. I learned a great deal about client interaction and client specific design. I also learned a most important lesson...SET THE PRICE UP FRONT AND DON'T UNDRSELL YOURSELF....a hard lesson.

 

Thanks again

 

Daniel

WAXING MOON FORGE

 

 

The blacksmith and the artist

reflect it in their art

they forge their creativity

closer to the heart.

 

Rush

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