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This page will be for current projects that I'm working on.




























Damascus
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This is the current knife that I am working on. It's damascus from a leifspring and a file. It has about 100 layers. The blade has been blued prior to the acid etching. It will have an elk handle with a sterling silver guard.






Chainsaw Damascus
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This is a little damascus blade made from a 16" chainsaw chain.




























































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This is the beginnings of a great helm. It is being made out of 18Ga. steel. Snip, snip, snip, file, grind, snip.
 

Tanto
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This is a tanto blade from a file. It's 4" with a walnut handle. it will have a brass tsuba and hopefully a haman line.






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This is the helm as it's starting to go togeather. I still need to build a crown piece and do some aestitic work.




























This series of pictures will show the progression of a stockremoval knife.

Progression of stock removal
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Starting with a file that has been normalized

File that has been roughly shaped with a grinder.
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Refined shapping with sanding discs on
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an angle grinder, 80, 120, & 240 grit.

A little detail work on the tang for the handle.
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File work on 1/8" brass for a handle guard.
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This is a rough shapping of deer antler for the
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handle, it will be a Scottish dirk.

I've started a little file decoration, so far it's
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two spirals arround the handle.

Inset of a coin into the handle
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finished dirk
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