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I just finished up this knife. 6 1/4" blade, 3/16" 1095, clay heat treat (was a barbed wire pattern but without polishing fully it does not show 100%. I did not want the blade to be too bright). A 4" wheel was used for the swept fuller, 10" wheel for the bevel. The guard is inlet and slotted to slide over the ricasso, that was fun. it was also sculpted to match the pommel of the handle, materials are black G10, copper, black ash burl spacer with file work, and Ironwood Burl. The knife was built as a take down with a female corby bolt that threads on to the tang, but I decided to glue the knife up and I plugged over the corby bolt with an ironwood dowel. A little file work at the start of the spine, "Jimping" The knife was a fair amount of work, especially in the guard area and with the swept fuller, but it was worth it for sure.

Any input would be appreciated. I'll follow up with the WIP photos.

 

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A very nice and well thought out execution, I'm diggin it, congrats man............................B)

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Very well done.  Hamons can mess with you but it came out well on that blade.

Doug

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I've come back to this post several times and I really like this knife. I think the overall dark tones of the wood and the finish on the blade really compliment each other. The other thing I really appreciate is the design work. I draw lots of pictures but my mind wanders and by the end the blade does not usually match my initial concept sketches. I think being able to match your initial sketch shows a mastery of the materials (even though you left off the handle wrap ;) I like it better without anyway). Awesome work!

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Fantastic work man!  I love how its a takedown.  Very very well executed.

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20 hours ago, aweller said:

I've come back to this post several times and I really like this knife. I think the overall dark tones of the wood and the finish on the blade really compliment each other. The other thing I really appreciate is the design work. I draw lots of pictures but my mind wanders and by the end the blade does not usually match my initial concept sketches. I think being able to match your initial sketch shows a mastery of the materials (even though you left off the handle wrap ;) I like it better without anyway). Awesome work!

Thank you. I was going to do a herring bone twisted copper wire wrap, with copper bands covering the ends, but I need to work on doing the bands some more before I do it on a knife. 

17 hours ago, Wes Detrick said:

Fantastic work man!  I love how its a takedown.  Very very well executed.

Thank you! I wound up gluing the knife up and plugging over the corby with an ironwood dowel that I made. It was only a take down so that I could do the wire wrap, but I decided to skip it. I'm glad that I glued it anyway, the guy that purchased it really whoops on his knives. 

 

 

 

 

Thank you everyone!

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Incredible! Very well executed, and it can sometimes be difficult to end up close to the original design! That hamon is out of this world... wish I could see it in person.

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Very VERY nice. That burl handle really works well with the rest of the blade in a very complementary way. 

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That is a mean looking knife. I love it

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Very, very nice!

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