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A few from the "I'll finish them later" box


Don Abbott

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I know everyone has blades they forged and maybe even heat treated laying around waiting for inspiration to finish them out. I've got blades that have been waiting ten years or more.

 

Here are three of a batch of four I finished up a while back. I sold the forth one without getting a picture, and it was probably the best looking of the lot.

 

This is the big one... 1084, copper, and stag:

 

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This is the middle one. 1084, copper, and stag:

 

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And this is the baby of the bunch. I don't know how long this has been in my "to do" box.

It is an old Black Diamond file, steel pins, and as Dr. Jim would say, "bovine ivory" slabs (sounds so much more dignified than "cow bone"):

 

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And here's everybody all dressed up:

 

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That center-seam job looks a lot better in real life than in this picture. Hat's off to Mr. Ellerbe.

 

 

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That's a sweet set of blades.

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5 hours ago, Don Abbott said:

I know everyone has blades they forged and maybe even heat treated laying around waiting for inspiration to finish them out. I've got blades that have been waiting ten years or more.

 

Here are three of a batch of four I finished up a while back. I sold the forth one without getting a picture, and it was probably the best looking of the lot.

 

This is the big one... 1084, copper, and stag:

 

large stag1.jpg

 

large stag2.jpg

 

 

This is the middle one. 1084, copper, and stag:

 

medium stag1.jpg

 

medium stag2.jpg

 

And this is the baby of the bunch. I don't know how long this has been in my "to do" box.

It is an old Black Diamond file, steel pins, and as Dr. Jim would say, "bovine ivory" slabs (sounds so much more dignified than "cow bone"):

 

small bone1.jpg

 

small bone2.jpg

 

 

And here's everybody all dressed up:

 

sheaths1.jpg

 

That center-seam job looks a lot better in real life than in this picture. Hat's off to Mr. Ellerbe.

 

 

Wick's knowledge has always amazed me from the moment I meant him! Or I should say from the moment I meant him on a muzzle loading forum. His work is implacable and his knowledge of history and knives is better than an encyclopedia! OK so I dated myself with that statement!! 

 

Your knife work is fantastic!! I can't believe those were in the  "I'll finish them later box"

 I like the use of the copper on the top two! I have a question about the skinner style! The ricasso area of that one. Is that like a finger print texture?? I was admiring that particular accent and then it struck me that was what it reminded me of!!! Top shelf work! respect.jpg

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a nice set finished but the junction of the blade to handle through the copper really sets that first one off. 

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8 hours ago, C Craft said:

The ricasso area of that one. Is that like a finger print texture??

 

I'd like to take credit for something creative and unusual, but it's actually just file teeth!

 

5 hours ago, parsha said:

About the copper guard on the first one is that made out of a solid copper piece or a pipe?

 

It is solid. In it's first life it was part of a switch for high-voltage power lines.

 

I love the look of copper. I love to polish copper when it's finished. But I hate shaping big pieces of copper. It gums bits and files and abrasives and anything else you can throw at it. And you get about ten seconds on a grinder until it is too hot to hold. I always swear off of it until I see it finished, then I think it's not so bad.

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