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I thought I might share a recent build of mine, this has been a side project for the past month or so in between paid work. Let me know what you think!
 
 
 
Specs:
 
Overall length 18 inches
 
Blade: wrought iron over 1084/15n20 damascus
 
Hardware and pins: bronze
 
Handle: fossil mammoth ivory
 
 
 
This is off to get a Paul Long sheath here shortly.
 
What do you think?
 

 

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Thanks for looking!

 

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I agree with Alan, I love how the texture of the ivory and the blade compliment each other. Well done!

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Very nice!

I've been following this on instagram, but seeing the big pictures on my computer screen makes me appreciate the textures a lot more.

 

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Yup, that'll do for daily inspiration. 

Probably the coolest san mai ive ever seen, to be honest.

Outstanding work. 

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Thanks for all of the kind comments guys, over all I'm pretty happy with how it came together and how all the textures worked. What wasn't fun was when I was working on the scales and had to use double the ivory because I was a moron ;P

 

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I followed this build on IG, and I am glad you posted it here.  I think it's gorgeous; all the right kinds of textures for me.  Beautiful.

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I saw this days ago and thought of it a few times since.

It only just occurred to me that I forgot to mention how awesome I thought it was! Seriously, what a beautiful blade that goes so well with the handle. The guard is also very fine! The textures are just awesome. 

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