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TheoRockNazz

Integral bowie with autumn leaves cast into the handle window

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This has been a prototype I've been developing for a while and am happy to finally show off!

Waterjet cut then forged 5160 blade with integral guard. Handle window contains dried autumn leaves suspended in alumilite. Next I'll be working on different versions of this with various blade styles and handle materials ranging from crushed egg shells to solid cocobolo to antler.

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Leme know what yall think! :)

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Offer a service: a hunting knife with the deceased hunters ashes in the handle, perhaps a set of them so every kid gets one...engrave the person's name and dates on the guard or ricasso. Do NOT UNDERCHARGE for this very specialized service!

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It's funny, I was thinking something along the same lines using grass with the roots still on and the ashes added as the "soil" it's growing from

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That is a very interesting design Theo. and well done. There are many possibilities with that. How about a lucky rabbits foot?

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Pretty cool Theo. My Father the rock hound had a coffee table made with a selections of slices of stones embedded in resin. It sat in our living room for I don't remember how long and is in my Sister's now. I never thought of applying the process to handles but I have to be pretty adamant with my Sister about not taking a bunch of petrified wood and other semi precious stone home every time I talk to her. Heck, she offers to pack up the coffee table every now and then but Deb and I don't have room or I'd have it here now.

I don't know why we haven't seen this before, I've been seeing . . . things embedded in resin since I was a kid, heck I remember a Boy Scout project to make Christmas ornaments using a kit with plastic molds, resin and pigment. A couple daring kids put . . . GLITTER!(GASP) in theirs. Man Were they the troop rebels!

Uh lets see, scorpion stingers, crab claws, dragon fly wings, human toes, etc. the list is endless.

Fun and beautiful stuff Theo. Frosty be watchin you young man. :ph34r:

Frosty The Lucky.

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Diorama of a tree striking a figure with a chainsaw?  Graduations, marriages, birth of a child---lots of things to commemorate! 

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I like it, Theo!  I can see a much more expensive version of a pattern welded billet forged into blade then use the part that would have been the tang to form the handle outline ending up as the finger guard.

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9 hours ago, ThomasPowers said:

How about a scrap metal billet for the blade and some of the same scrap cast into the handle?

Can you elaborate, that's hard to imagine

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I think TP is thinking about something like your nuts-and-bolts canister Damascus knife, doing the same kind of blade and casting some extra nuts and bolts into the handle. 

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Now, if that's NOT what TP had in mind, just remember where you got the idea. 

;)

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No that's what I was suggesting; with perhaps a 3D printed guard in a "similar" theme  Nothing Succeeds Like Excess!

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On 1/30/2017 at 7:10 PM, ThomasPowers said:

Diorama of a tree striking a figure with a chainsaw?  

Uh. . . Wouldn't that be a Die-orama?  Could have trees chasing a guys with a chainsaws it'd be popular with the conservationist folk.

Frosty The Lucky.

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1 hour ago, BIGGUNDOCTOR said:

Abigail Goldman is an artist that makes Die-O-Ramas (miniature crime scenes). I have seen a few of her pieces at a gallery in Las Vegas. She is also on Facebook now , https://m.facebook.com/dieoramas/

And wouldn't she be a fun date! Fun if pretty creepy, I'll have to pass the link around. Thanks.

Frosty The Lucky.

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What about pages from a book. Would they stand up in the acrylic? I used to have a deconstructed blasting cap in acrylic on my desk for training purposes that was pretty cool. It had the primer charge, base charge, and timing fuse all pulled out to show the internals. Might be hard to get you hands on those materials these days. Even if you could I wouldn't recommend dissecting one. Any how I would show a picture but I guess someone needed more than me and it disappeared.:angry:

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Going off of the pages idea (forgive me if this is blasphemous) maybe you could print out quotes from the Bible and cast them in for someone who is religious? You may not want to rip pages out of a Bible, that's why I said print them haha. Then perhaps on the other side, a different quote, or the ashes idea that Thomas recommended? Just a thought. Great looking knife by the way, nice work. 

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