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Multibar san-mai knife blade

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Thought I'd share this for the heck of it...

I promised to make a little blade for my sisters master farrier - so I used a piece of my old botched-up Bowie and made actually two blades out of it. I made them san-mai lamination just to add some more steel into the mix - if not I would have less material. ;)

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The blade consists of two bars.. or I suppose 4 - since its a san-mai blade now :P - 15 layer 15 and 15n20 steel, twisted, and laminated with a socalled Øberg-steel in the middle. Øberg is a swedish steel manufacturer I believe... I haven't really read into it.. Its the highest carbon one I go though.. :P haha

 

HRC is around 58 - so very happy with how it turned out. :)

 

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That looks nice! I really that your twists lined up on it, that just always makes my day! How big is it? It looks almost like a large puukko size but I could be wrong. 

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That is a very attractive blade. I have done the sanmei to stretch steel from old projects myself. Great trick. Hope the teacher likes the knife.

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Very nice looking blade. Well done mate. 

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On ‎11‎.‎05‎.‎2017 at 4:53 PM, Timothy Artymko said:

That looks nice! I really that your twists lined up on it, that just always makes my day! How big is it? It looks almost like a large puukko size but I could be wrong. 

It is about 11cm long, 2,8cm wide and 3,7mm thick if I am not mistaken...

It seems the new owner was so impressed with the blade - he didn't want to make the handle and sheath himself - fearing it wouldn't do the blade justice. So he comissioned me to  do it... Haha! :P

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I finally managed to get a handle on this little thing...

Stabilized buckeye burl combined with vulcanized fiber, brass and copper - and ofc. mosaic pin.

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Starting work on the sheath on saturday I think...

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Beautiful. Accompanies that blade well. :) 

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1 minute ago, Chris C-S said:

Beautiful. Accompanies that blade well. :) 

Thanks. :)

 

Yeah, I figured the grey-on grey would fit nicely, and the highly polished brass and copper makes a nice contrasting eye-catcher of sorts in the middle of the thing. I am quite satisfied with the overall balance of things...

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That's an attractive knife!  Blade and burl compliment each other with that nice bright copper and brass in the middle.  Good stuff man

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4 hours ago, Wes Detrick said:

...with that nice bright copper and brass in the middle...

It has somewhat of a "The One Ring" -wibe to it doesn't it? I can almost hear it whispering... among all the other voices in my head endlessly competing for my attention... :P

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That is one beautiful knife. My precious ;)

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Alright... so - the sheath is finished. This is the first time I make a sheath in which the handle actually goes into the sheath itself - so I am not entirely happy with the lack of "sleekness" (is that even a word?) the sheath ended up with.

 

However - I am not redoing it - so it will have to do! :P

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And one more... in sunshine ;)

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And that's it. The knife is now on it's way to a impatient and excited new owner... :D

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Can't blame him. If I may: Ooooh!

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