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Pieter-Paul Derks

My first integral knife

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Hello fellow smiths,

 

I have something new to show you.

It is not that new as I actually already finished it in May, but I am just now getting around to posting it online.

It gets a bit cold in the workshop in December, so this is the perfect month to photograph and post some knives which I have made during the year.

 

This is the first integral knife that I finished, it was forged from a piece of low layer o2/75Ni8 Damascus that was actually made for Damascus rings but I had a leftover piece just big enough for this knife.

The handle is ebony with a nickel silver pin, it was all carved with rasps and files to a somewhat unconventional but surprisingly comfortable shape.

The sheath is hand stitched leather with a reversible belt loop for right- and left-handed people

I did not have a clear purpose in mind when I designed this knife, I just wanted to go for flowing lines and unconventional shapes. The knife turned out very pointy and stab oriented so I think I am calling it a fantasy dirk.

 

Weight: 142grams

Spine thickness: 3.5mm

Height: 23mm

Edge Length: 174mm

Handle Length: 95mm (without bolster)

Overall Length: 290mm

 

 

I’ll show a few progress pictures and of course some beauty shots.

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Very nice!  It shares some lines with a Persian kard, a nice stabby blade if ever there was one. B)

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What he said^^^^^^^^ Beautiful

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Yeah, that is sweet.  There is something about the curved facets of the bolster area playing off the curves in the pattern that draws the eye...

Edited by Brian Dougherty

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Fannin the flames,...............................;)

Nice job !!

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Thanks for the kind words everyone 

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