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A Mosaic Damascus WIP

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On 1/29/2018 at 8:36 AM, Gary Mulkey said:

I got  the blade forged to shape  this morning. 

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Here's a look at the pattern after a rough grind and quick etch.  It will get a lot more contrast after H/T'ing, a proper hand sanding  and a full etch.

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DROOOOOOLLLL!!!!!!..........:o

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Beautiful pattern. Very well executed. Cant wait for the finished product!

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I got a late  start  today due to  the cold temps here but did manage to get the handle  components roughed out today before knocking off.

Handle: ironwood burl

Guard:  416

Handle Spacer:  Damascus sandwiched by nickel  silver

Butt Cap & Pommel Nut:   nickel  silver

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Fair enough!  This is one of the best mosaic threads here.

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Here's the first dry fit-up on the knife:

 

I've still a little tweeking to  do on it for the final  fit & finish but this should give you an idea of where I'm going  with it.

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On 1/30/2018 at 7:21 PM, Zeb Camper said:

Call me crazy, but I like yours better. It's like train graffiti; I'm not sure what it says, but it still speaks. 

 

I don't know that I can say I prefer one over the other.

Gary this blade came out beautifully. Well done sir and congrats on the pin. It is well deserved.

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what and incredible piece of steel....beautiful work! and thank you for taking the time and showing how its done.

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on step 3, the W squeeze. do you mean the same process as you would use for the "feathered W" pattern?

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A "W" squeeze is done at 90 degrees to the layers of the two steels causing them to bend.  A feathered "W" has one more step after this.

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