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This is another of the Pictorial mosaic patterns I have been playing with. 

I saw a photo on the news showing Maui in the distance from the Lahaina side on the island, I thought I could make that shape so I decided to try and then auction off the knife with 50% going to Maui Strong, a 501C that is doing a lot of great work in Maui to help recover from the wild fires.  Auction will be on my instagram page starting tomorrow (9/23/2023) 


Specs 8" blade 

           13" OV 

            2.125 heel 

             7.5 OZ 

Blade 1080/1084/1095 and 15n20 steel 

Handle Figured stabilized Koa 

furniture, sterling silver  (bolster butt cap and pins) 


bolster was cast, but the butt cap is fabricated and is Bezel set in place. 


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Awesome piece Matt.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  





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  • 2 weeks later...

I love it! Great, elegant pattern. 


"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelt


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