Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Raymond Richard

African Blackwood X 2

Recommended Posts

Other than putting edges on the blades these two are finally done. Its been years since I have used any of this African Blackwood so I gave it a try. The bowie has a 7" blade and is 12" overall. The guard is mild steel and the other fitting are wrought iron. Pretty sure the blade is W-5 but it could be W-2. It was a blade I have had around for years that I never got around to finishing. 

The hunter has a 4 1/2" 1080A blade and is just over 8". It has mild steel fittings. First pure stock removal blade I had made in several years. 

IMG_6133.jpg

IMG_6130.jpg

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful stuff, Ray!  Good to see you still cranking them out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

Beautiful stuff, Ray!  Good to see you still cranking them out.

Thanks! Cranking is pretty strong, its more like piddling. 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Raymond Richard said:

Thanks! Cranking is pretty strong, its more like piddling. 

You and me both, sir.  Uncle Arthur is no joke! <_<

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One man's piddling is another man's cranking. Whatever you call it, it still looks great. I've got a couple of pieces of the African Blackwood in the shop. One is going into a dagger that currently is getting cleaned up for HT. There's a little Hamon hiding in that Bowie sir.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very clean, they look great! 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love these, Very nice and clean. I really like the texture on the bolster/guard, may I ask how you get that texture on them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Always love when you post knives up here Mr. Richard.  And those are no exception.  I love that bowie, the blackwood handles are beautiful

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Adam Weller said:

Love these, Very nice and clean. I really like the texture on the bolster/guard, may I ask how you get that texture on them?

Adam, I use a rotary tool and carbide burr with light pressure, then etch, clean with steel wool or light wire brush and then cold blue and steel wool a second time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clean & simple & beautiful!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×