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Some people might remember my first "Seax knife" that was actually a tanto... This is my second atempt, much better considering I sharpened the right side this time. My grandparents wanted something to display on the mantle, I thought this one would do nicely.

The blade is 1080 and 15n20, with a brass guard, elk antler spacer with black fiber gaskets, and brazilian ebony. Overall length is 8 1/2", with a blade length of 4".

I made this in master bladesmith Audra Drapers shop, under her close supervision. Hope you all enjoy.

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5 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Dang, Faye!  You're getting really good!  I'm glad you found Audra to help you, there's nothing like learning from a master in person. B)

Thank you Alan. I am very glad I found out about Audra too, I have fellow bladesmith Jay Nickels to thank for that.

4 hours ago, Doug Lester said:

I love the pattern of the blade.

Thank you, it's called a phantom diamond, one of Audra's specialties.

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Well done lass. Working with someone like Audra will takes years off your learning curve. Take lots of notes. I had to when ever I spoke to Hancock, because sometimes I didn't get what he said until much later......:blink:

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On 8/12/2019 at 5:51 PM, Joël Mercier said:

I am genuinely impressed by your progress. Keep working hard, you might be the next Veronique Laurent

Haha, thank you for the compliment. Maybe in another ten years or so.

 

18 hours ago, James Higson said:

One small historical point, seax didnt have plunge grinds

Thanks, I'll remember that next time.

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3 minutes ago, Faye said:

Maybe in another ten years or so.

Maybe. Maybe sooner.

 

18 hours ago, James Higson said:

seax didnt have plunge grinds 

True but ever since I discovered the seax, I became convinced that the Bowie was simply the American version!:P

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5 hours ago, Joshua States said:

True but ever since I discovered the seax, I became convinced that the Bowie was simply the American version!:P

Definitely :)

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Very nice, i like this one a lot.

I think its easy to say that your work has progressed faster than most. You definitely have a knack for this. 

Youre killing it, lass. Keep it up. 

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