First Damascus Knife! Finally!
Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:51 PM
I finally finished my first damascus knife!
Way back in March I posted a topic on where to get some reasonably priced damascus. To my surprise MS Kyle Royer offered to make a custom billet for me as a gift! I have been biding my time on making it because I didn't want to go real fast and mess everything up.
But now I am finished and could not be more happy about the results! After I had finished forging the blade (this was my very first piece of damascus by the way) I thought "If I want this knife to turn out looking good I need to get some wood that will match the quality of the damascus. So I posted a topic on where to get some well priced burl wood. Then I got another surprise when Jim Clow replied to my post "Just send me your address". So I did and he sent me some beautiful burl wood that was just right for the handle.
So after almost 4 months, here it is!
I love the way the birdseye pattern came out!
Here is a close up on the blade.
Thanks again Kyle Royer and Jim Clow and everybody on the ABS who has helped me so far. I am proud to be a part of this organization.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:58 PM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:10 PM
I would also like to introduce another knife that I have been working on for a while.
I went to my first ABS event back in April, the Spring Piney Woods Hammer-in!
While I was there I had a lot of fun and learned even more, but the main highlight for me was being able to forge a knife right along side MS J. R. Cook! After he helped me Brion Tomberline pitched in and helped me profile the blade! Then when I got home Jim Clow of the ABS sent me some beautiful burl wood so I used it on the handle of my knife. Here is a cross section to show what materials I used.
Again I would like to thank everyone who helped with this knife and all those who have helped me on the ABS.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:00 PM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:33 PM