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This one would qualify as my best. 

The buyer of this one, ordered 5 more exactly like it for family members because they liked it so much.  Worked fast and hard, got em all done on Christmas Eve so the buyer could give them as gifts to their family. 

I didnt have time to snap a pic of the 5. 

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Well I finished 8 knives, started quite a few more and I'm waiting for plumbing parts for a press build. Probably my favorite (first try) is a multi bar twist and stop I hope it counts, blade is about done handle isn't. I have improvements to make, but I like the patterns and variations you can make. Next are a San mai chef,a frame handle Bowie with a 10 + inch blade, probably with my best file work to date and a Mosaic chef knife. 2021 more complex Damascus. 

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This is the best knife I've finished this year, I am really happy with this one.

This damascus knife was finished early in the year, I have been working on a personal passion project for quite a few months now, but commission work and life keeps getting in the way. The project knife is going to be awesome as  well but It still needs some extra time.

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15 hours ago, Pieter-Paul Derks said:

This is the best knife I've finished this year, I am really happy with this one.

This damascus knife was finished early in the year, I have been working on a personal passion project for quite a few months now, but commission work and life keeps getting in the way. The project knife is going to be awesome as  well but It still needs some extra time.

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No wonder that you like that one Pieter. 

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I made a few I am proud of, these two most recently - one from canister damascus of scrap pieces and 1084 powder, the other of a billet of feather I made this year.  Elk antler on both, the drop point having stabilized spalted maple spacer and the clip point african blackwood spacer.  There is some awesome work in this thread....Clint

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Everyone one of these knives/swords/whatever is more proof that this place ROCKS!

 

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I will mention my first folder that squeaked across the line on old years day, but I won't dare post a photo in such esteemed company :ph34r:
Artists and masters of the craft, this noob salutes you! 

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My favorite from 2020. Bloomery steel blade with cattle horn handle. 

 

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Highlights from 2020 were definitely an Ironwood Puuko and a commissioned Karambit I did in the later months. :) 

The Puukko, being my first hidden tang and multi-piece handle construction, was a wringer of learning, but so so rewarding to see it all come together.

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I also loved getting the opportunity to work on something that felt a little more "tactical" which was the Karambit a local LEO commissioned.  First time working with 80CrV2, but definitely won't be the last!  Also, sharpening these guys is a bugger, lol! (sorry for the horrid pictures)

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