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    Default Just finished Damascus beauty

    Just knocked this one together

    1075 & 15n20 twist damascus
    mosaic bolsters
    mokume badges on macassar ebony
    oal is 8 7/8 "...5" blade
    silver pins
    for those not aware this type of knife requires much more work than a standard blade
    this is because you cannot finish the knife after assembly or the etched parts would be sanded off
    therefore you must hand finish each part before assembly and then ensure fit and finish is exact.
    then you can assemble it and do some minor polishing

    this knife is a sole author knife aswell ... that is I have made all the parts myself ...not bought and assembled the damascus,mokume,bolsters etc...
    so it is a true custom made knife

    and ONE OF A KIND.
    the pics don't do it justice as with any knife pics but enjoy cheers Jason

















    Last edited by gollum; 03-26-2012 at 10:23 AM.

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    That is an awesome piece of craftsmanship. Wish I had that kind of talent..

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    Thanks very much....
    I don't think its talent but a will to learn and strive for a goal thrown in with a lot of patience. my main wish would be to have more money to buy better basic tools ....
    like a decent benchgrinder and a quality bench drill and a surface grinder ...and then I see makers with CNC mills and lathes ....

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    great filework
    nice overall !
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    thanks Griff

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    Is it for sale?
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    You said you wish you had better tools. What tools did you use to make this knife? I have no idea what is involved.
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    I don't care about knives~~~~~~







    Until now, that's a real beauty but can't have 2 Mistresses... ........ can I?

    Need to cop out...... log out, I said log out..... now!

    That was the unkindest cut of all.

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    Thanks for the kind words guys
    for sale?
    I suppose everything is for sale but I only just finished it , there is no sheath yet,I will not have time to make one for at least a month...(busted collarbone)

    I don't know what sort of $ ... any comment welcome... what do you think its worth?


    sygyzy
    my tools are the basic stuff
    apart from a power hammer(not mine though ), belt grinder, bench drill and metal bandsaw
    all other work is by hand
    thats mostly files and sandpaper... the majority of the work
    over the last 16 years I've made many knives of all types but as a hobby only,I love damascus and folders,I have just finished hardening a real beauty, a mosaic damascus piece but I wont be able to do much more for at least a month I'll post a pic if you ask nicely

    I would love to buy a surface grinder and a lathe and a good band saw etc etc the list is endless and the space is limited.

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    heres some more pics

    these 3 blades are at various stages and are nowhere near finished
    top mosaic damascus in a eye numbing pattern...
    lots of folding and manipulation of the billet there
    should turn out very nice
    centre one I call pineapple head or hotrod flames
    bottom is a maidenhair twist...basically a double reverse twist aftermany folds and layers, lots and lots of work to get this sort of pattern



    the pineapple heads is even more work ....
    layers and more layers then 90 deg turn and more folding etc.
    then twist,cut the bar down the centre and re-weld...
    then twist again and hammer to shape.... thats like 30 hours with 2 people

    worth the effort though my favourite




    close-up.......



    the pattern flows with the shape of the blade
    this is because it is forged to shape ...giving ultimate strength, like a forged crank on a big hp V8.

    another close-up



    remember these are not finished yet .... heres what one finished looks like .... all shiney .... preciousssss heh heh (gollum)
    fwiw sold for USD$550




    and finally a picture of what forge-welding is, thats getting the layers to weld together under the hammer.sorry about the size
    looks good hey?



    thanks for looking hope you liked ... comments welcome

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    I love that little fatty damascus!

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    cheers

    and welcome

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    Very nice work

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    Very nice work! Are they generally easy to sharpen? I like using Damascus as it is always beautiful and not another one like it in the world!

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    Thanks Stabber

    Irp
    thankyou aswell and... yes damascus is generally no different from any steel to sharpen

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    wow, just wow....

    And I have never seen anything like that pineapple pattern, it's unreal.
    <bunch 'O flashlights>

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    cheers Kremer
    the pineapple pattern turned out real pretty...
    we wrote down the process from start to finish
    all the folds and twists etc....
    but every attempt turns out differently
    thats the beauty of damascus... nothing will be the same when you are doing hand forged damascus.

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    wow that is an awesome looking piece. Such precise craftsmanship makes it obvious you put great devotion into your work!
    are you listening?

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    hey thanks for the compliment
    very nice of you to say ...
    as I get more experienced I try to learn and progress each time ...much like anybody


    something I've picked up is that you have to train your eyes too really see what you're looking at ...
    I saw a program on TV about artists ,who really look at what they paint/draw
    they spent much more time looking and judging their work as they went

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    Awesome work!
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    cheers Ryan

    as I've had inquiries...
    this is now available for sale ...
    US$650 shipped see top for my paypal address or P/M me
    cheers Jason
    p.s its also posted on another site so it may be withdrawn at any time

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    not getting much traffic here and I do have others who would snap this up at this price.(true)

    if I don't get any interest in the next few days I'll be putting this one out in the real world
    cheers

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    Magnificent work my friend!

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    Give the knives section in the marketplace a try. I'd love to own something like this, but I could never afford it. But I'm sure there are a bunch here that can, I don't think the custom forge gets much traffic though. Again, incredible work. Perhaps one of these days after I finish law school. But until then I demand more pictures.
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    cheers Ryan...
    I'll post some more pics for ya some time soon...
    and I might try this knife in the other knife section
    traffic does seem better there

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    thanks to bf1 aswell

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    this is for sale at $650

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    Very Nice! How long do one of these take to make? I agree on your favorite ...that design is stunning!

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    Hi STi,
    thanks
    time to make something like this is difficult to add up
    I would spend a week with a friend forging some damascus billets
    then maybe 30-100 hours on the process of making the knife from there
    depending on how complex the build is.
    some facets of knife making get very complicated to achieve the end result

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum View Post
    Hi STi,
    thanks
    time to make something like this is difficult to add up
    I would spend a week with a friend forging some damascus billets
    then maybe 30-100 hours on the process of making the knife from there
    depending on how complex the build is.
    some facets of knife making get very complicated to achieve the end result

    Have you tried listing these on the knife forums?
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    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=672
    http://www.talkblade.info/viewforum.php?f=1
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