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A quick one before the holidays

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Here is one I am just wrapping up (no pun intended). I had the urge to do one more BIG knife before the year was out and came up with this one. It ended up going together very quickly with only 25 hours in the whole project. But as always comments and criticism are welcome.


Thanks for looking!




Hand forged W2 with hamon.
Blade length: 11 1/2 inches long
Blade Width: 2 1/4 inches
Handle Length: 5 1/2 inches
Over all length: 17 inches long
Guard: Forged and hot fit 1020 mild steel
Handle: Leather/ stainless steel spacers, stabilized buck eye burl with domed stainless steel pin.
Also this knife features a crowned spine.
Side view:
In hand:
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That is a mean looking blade profile. Also, everything looks so "rough" the forge finish, the scale left on the guard, even the wood grain looks "dirty" and I love every little bit of it. This knife makes me think evil thoughts.

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that knife makes me smile. It has a lot going for it.

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