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Some of my blades (photo heavy)


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So I rarely post photos of my work as I'm pretty self critical and don't see much unique about my work making it worth posting.  However I shot a few quick photos of some of the knives I still have here at the house while on lock down, and knowing how the group here loves photos, I thought I'd share a couple.  Nothing spectacular, just wanted to show that I know a little bit about the trade.

Here is a small (8" fighter), Joe Keesler inspired.  Lousy photos, looks and feels better in real life.

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Here is a nice little paring knife that was inspired by an old knife my folks used to have in their kitchen drawer that I admired:

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How about a big bowie with hot blued, chased and filed mild steel fittings (~13" blade)

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Here is one with an integral bolster and thru tang loosely inspired by period side knives, with hand tooled sheath and forced patina:

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A large Bolo with integral guard and G10 & linen micarta handle:

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Chef's Knife with integral bolster:

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Will end with a Raindrop Damascus EDC with stabilized burl handle.  My first try at pattern welding in my home forge.

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Needless to say I'm still struggling with fit and finish.  Having fun on the journey though.

Thanks IronDragon, appreciate the feedback.

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Thanks Frosty.  That one is one of my favorites also, so much so that I forged another to see if I could up the finish quality.  The last one I certainly cut corners with a machine finish, this one will hopefully be hand sanded.  I really love the ancient ivory look of the linen micarta.  I'm also going to get rid of the integral guard on this second one.  Thought it was a good idea at first, but after execution, just found it distracting.

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I wouldn't say your struggling with fit and finish... more like perfecting your fit and finish.

I'm with frosty- I really like the simplicity and clean lines on the paring knife. No fuss, basic and fit for job.

But that damascus though....

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