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low layer damascus chef knife

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I forged a low layer count damascus billet from 1080 and 15n20, then made this knife from half of it.  It's a thin chef knife with a Tasmanian myrtle wood handle.  The x pattern comes from the core of the twisted billet, which I cut into and exposed before re-welding the pieces.  Even 1/2" back from the tip is only 0.010" thick, including the spine.  I had trouble with it warping in heat treatment, but was able to straighten it.  

 

 

 

 

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Very nice looking knife. The pattern is really attention grabbing and fun to look at. 

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That looks really good, I really love the low layer count damascus.

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Very nice! I like how you kept the handle simple, it forces the eye to the pattern, and doesn't make the knife look too busy. Well done. 

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