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The Twins ...not identical but you know, close. Or something.

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As the title implied, these knives were born at the same time and came from the same design. I must confess, they are stock removal, but please be nice to me; I promise the next ones are forged. Stock removal knives are faster though (or fast for me which isn't really fast), and I had two commissions that needed to be made. So here they are.

 

Steel: 1075, differentially hardened and etched. The pale knife's hamon is much easier to see in person. It's just a mild etch.

Wood: Twin 1 is Cocobolo and Twin 2 is Stabilized Buckeye Burl. The lanyard beads for each are made from the same wood as the handle.

OAL: 9.25" (23.5 cm)

Blade Length: 4.5" (11.4 cm)

 

Hope you like.

 

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Very nice Wes. I really like those two.

I for one do not turn my nose up at stock removal. Heck, I have some friends that only do stock removal and I still do stock removal for any folder, or SS blade. (because, you know, why take a perfectly good piece of CM154 or 440C and forge it? That stuff is expensive enough already without loosing some of it in the fire!)

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I love those sheaths!! It's interesting how much the process effects the end result. The knives are undoubtedly your style, but they're a bit different than your usual work. Great job man!

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Love them both. Don't apologize for the method you used to make them, nothing wrong with stock removal. What counts is the end result and yours are beautiful.

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Nice fit and finish all the way around!

 

I don't buy into the whole stock removal / forge debate. At some point all knives become a stock removal project. (Sooner than later for me with my forging skills)

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Very elegant knives! I dare to call them a jewellery, but I don't dare to doubt they are fully functional :) . Really nice work Wes!

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Man, those are just clean and nice.
Very very sharp both visually and I assume physically. Hehe.

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As the title implied, these knives were born at the same time and came from the same design. I must confess, they are stock removal, but please be nice to me; I promise the next ones are forged. Stock removal knives are faster though (or fast for me which isn't really fast), and I had two commissions that needed to be made. So here they are.

 

Steel: 1075, differentially hardened and etched. The pale knife's hamon is much easier to see in person. It's just a mild etch.

Wood: Twin 1 is Cocobolo and Twin 2 is Stabilized Buckeye Burl. The lanyard beads for each are made from the same wood as the handle.

OAL: 9.25" (23.5 cm)

Blade Length: 4.5" (11.4 cm)

 

Hope you like.

 

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attachicon.gifIMG_0998.jpg

 

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attachicon.gifIMG_0986.jpg

 

Wes never apologize for work like that! Not to kick off the whole debate about forged or stock removal which is better, etc................Most forgers cannot forge a finished knife and end up doing some stock removal!!! I have seen a few fully forged knives and to those who can do it my hat is off to you! 35.gif

 

I guess what I am trying to say stock removal is an art in itself! So don't apologize man, those twins are beautiful as well as the sheaths!! punk.gif Rock on brother!!!

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Very very nice work

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Liked for the title, then I saw the knives. B)

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Those are awesome little knives! I love the balance they have, and those lanyard beads really tie it all together. Fantastic work as always Wes!

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Thank you everyone, I really appreciate all of the kind words. The stuff I said about stock removal was more or less tongue in cheek, but I am glad that everyone doesn't care anyhow :)

I love this forum.

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Very nice and clean work. Impressive. :)

 

Edit: Belt loop?

Edited by Alveprins

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Man, Wes! That design is just sexy. Has a hint of a fighter hilt with a traditional drop point blade.

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Gotta love that design. Classic and functional. Really like the grain in the cocobolo on knife #1. Both look like a pleasure to use.

 

Dave

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I've been admiring these as you've made them on IG, Wes. They both turned out beautifully, as I knew they would. And the sheaths are so cool!

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Again, thank you everyone. I do appreciate the wonderful comments and that everyone likes them as much as they do. I do have to say that I enjoy the design of them quite a bit (which is odd since I am my own worst critic). But thank you :)

 

 

Edit: Belt loop?

 

Yep, both have belt loops that are secured with a rivet.

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Beautiful knives. Such precise work; blades, handles, & sheaths all blending perfectly together. Excellent work!

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I like ´em a lot. The clean and accurate look of them harmonizes really nice with the etched blade.

Well done!

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Wes! You already know what I think of these, they're both beautiful and look like they would be a blast to use! They're both soooo clean, I love it!

 

The design is very flowing and I especially like the placing of the lanyard hole, it looks very natural which I do not think most lanyard holes end up achieving. I love the warmth of color on the cocobolo knife, I think that is my favorite of the two twins. Keep up the awesome work man! :)

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Thank you Thomas and Jason! I appreciate the compliments!

 

 

Wes! You already know what I think of these, they're both beautiful and look like they would be a blast to use! They're both soooo clean, I love it!

 

The design is very flowing and I especially like the placing of the lanyard hole, it looks very natural which I do not think most lanyard holes end up achieving. I love the warmth of color on the cocobolo knife, I think that is my favorite of the two twins. Keep up the awesome work man! :)

 

Thanks Emiliano, I do appreciate the compliments :) I hope the recipients enjoy them and they are a joy to use. I guess more than anything, that is what I want; then things I make to be enjoyed.

 

You know man, I am always weird about putting lanyard holes in just for the very reasons that you talk about it. I am glad that I managed to make them not suck on these two knives :D

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good style, nice lines and controlled, well-placed hamon!

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