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Neat Little Personal Utility piece!

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4.5" blade 15N20 1088 steels
9.25 OAL
Fossil walrus scales
Damascus bolsters
Yup, I still make stuff like this...just not that often.

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Nice little knife. Interesting Damascus pattern.  Its hard to see it with the picture and the light from the camera flash but I can make it out.  Is that an explosion pattern?

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51 minutes ago, AndyB said:

Nice little knife. Interesting Damascus pattern.  Its hard to see it with the picture and the light from the camera flash but I can make it out.  Is that an explosion pattern?

No. It's a set of "w's" that got laddered and forged out.

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Just now, jdsmith02115 said:

No. It's a set of "w's" that got laddered and forged out.

Very nice, I'm no where even close to doing something like that.  I still have to put together a press for forge welding when I get to that point.

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NICE !!!!!!....................B)

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I love the way that you do a "simple" knife.  Love the look of the handle.

Doug

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very nice. curious, i hear that the patina on fossil ivory is what is desired, and that to preserve it you cant do too much grinding. so then, how do you get the ivory scales to sit perfectly? do you have to grind and shape from the back of the scales?

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6 hours ago, Ross Vosloo said:

very nice. curious, i hear that the patina on fossil ivory is what is desired, and that to preserve it you cant do too much grinding. so then, how do you get the ivory scales to sit perfectly? do you have to grind and shape from the back of the scales?

Yes, exactly; You work it from the back side. the outer side, the dentin of the tooth is fairly thick, so some  shaping from the outer portion is OK...but take care not to expose the dentin, as it's a bit softer and differs in texture and color.

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