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Geoff Keyes
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I've been working hard, 3 shows in 7 weeks, plus teaching, plus the worst upper respiratory infection in quite some time. Then I realized that I hadn't gotten pics of anything in a while. These are all informal, but they will have to do for now.

 

First, a dagger, what I think of as an "Arkansas Toothpick". This is a blade that has lived in my head for a long time, I saw of a pic of one of Jimmy Lile's toothpicks somewhere before I even became a maker.

 

OL 16"

BL 10 1/2"

Damascus 1080/15n20

NS lugged guard

Sterling seppa

Walrus spacer

turned buffalo horn handle

Sterling silver cap (found object, 19th century English hallmarks)

 

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Next. a Bowie

OL 13 1/2"

BL 8 1/2"

Copper and NS stacked guard

Buffalo and bone spacers, some textured

Iron wood handle

Basket weave Damascus

 

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My take on a Vendetta Corsa

Walnut handle and scabbard

OL 11 1/4"

BL 5 3/4"

"W" Damascus bolster

Walrus spacer

Low layer blade

 

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Gents boot knife

OL 11 1/4

BL 6 3/8"

Copper guard

Textured purpleheart spacer

Ironwood handle with fiber spacers lengthwise

 

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Another gents Bowie, I'm calling this one the "Mississippi Straight" after the Ray Wiley Hubbard song

 

OL 12 1/4

BL 7 1/2

Dovetailed NS bolster

Stabilized Holly slabs with domed pins

Skullbuster pommel with a tapered tang

 

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And last, a slightly eastern gents knife

 

OL 11 3/8th

BL 6 3/4"

Integral bolster

Mammoth bark scales with a red fiber liner

Sterling pins

Damascus blade, low layer count mild twist

 

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Thanks for looking

 

 

Geoff

 

 

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"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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Wow. Those look really great, Geoff. I'm a big fan of the dagger. Love the guard on it.

 

The Vendetta Corsa and the boot knife are also really cool.

 

Cheers!

Dave

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It would be hard to say which is my favorite, they're all great. That stabilized holly looks like it would be a good substitute for antique ivory.

 

Doug

HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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That Vendetta Corsa is great, as is the boot knife. The pattern on that boot knife is nice, and I love how it follows the taper of the blade.

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer."  -Albert Camus

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Thanks folks. The holly looks like old bone in person, very nice. Now if I could just find some more. I've had that so long I don't even remember where I got it.

 

Geoff

"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."

 

I said that.

 

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton

 

So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

Grant Sarver

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Very nice work.

 

I just sawed up some big chunks of seasoned American holly, but alas, the wood-bores beat me to it.

 

Now it looks like Swiss holly.

 

 

I think the boot knife is my favorite.

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Geoff,

good to see your stuff. I like them all, too. love the use of copper. I love the copper alloys, in general (some brasses are crap, and nickel silver isn't as much fun to work, but overall they are great). quite the collection of historically-inspired pieces.

kc

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I too would be hard pressed to pick a favorite, beautiful work sir.

George Ezell, bladesmith

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