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First posted knife

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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

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Nice work! Good classic design.

Hope to see more of your work in the future

Edited by R.H.Graham

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very nice , now lets see knife 3,2,and 1 , we all know you have pics so don't feed us that line !! post em up !! ;)

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Excellent work Dan! And you have 2 damn good teachers as well.

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Very nice!!! I like the touch of brass in the guard!!! Keep up the good work!

 

Kip

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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

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Great knife! I agree with seeing your other knives. It's always great to see a persons progression!

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Very Nice! It makes me feel just great that two of my former students(star pupils both!) are passing the knowledge on and helping others to learn!

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Damn fine blade for your first. Keep it up, and keep at it.

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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

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

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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

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