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I have just finished these 3 kitchen knives.

The pattern is my variation of maidens hair that I call Ophelias River ,as it reminds me of the painting by Sir John everett Millias, or a triply and slightly disturbing derelict version of it that I remember being fascinated by as a kid.

Knives are 6 7 and 8 inch blades with burl walnut and cow and buffalo horn .

I have been on a role witht he kitchen knives and will have a break for a while after these. I have a full summer ahead.

 

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looks nice. I like the little tweak to the pattern. I don't know the painting, so I will check it out. glad to hear you have a full summer. best,

kc

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That pattern is beautiful! Is the distinct contrast between the layers in the photos a result of the lighting or is that how it looks IRL? What steels are you using? Regular FeCl3 etch?

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I can see it...

 

 

 

I am familiar with the painting as my wife's first major was art history and she loves the Pre-Raphaelites...

 

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thanks Y'all.

the mix is 15n20 and en42J ( as close as we get in the Uk to 1080) etched in ferric . I wish I could capture pieces on the camera as they look in real life but my skills are not up there. At least this way people are pleasantly surprised when they purchase something I have photo'd.

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