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Offline Mammoth

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New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« on: May 04, 2012, 09:08:12 AM »
Here we have a customers commission blade finished today, collecting it tonight, so not keen then  ;)

Blade
4mm Damascus twist billet
Very pleased with the new Damascus, contrast is superb, in particular the detail along the spine top and bottom, the pattern really accentuates the plunge.

Handle
Cut from a sizable and old English Oak burr that was left drying for 20 + years, I've applied a little alchemy to close cell stabilize the blocks, lighten AND darkened to really pull out the figuring, grain and texture, and is complimented by the ivory liners
Handle is a little larger than normal by request.

Fasteners
I've gotten a little creative with the bolts, so much so I am going to make all the top end knives this way, four loveless bolts plus lanyard tube are used.
Three bolts in a triangle at the front of the handle. You'll notice the bolts form the corners of the handles leading edge, not only should that afford some protection on the corners, but I've never seen it done before :)

Sheath
(Just finished) is a left hander, and by request a slightly longer dangler, dyed black with sheen finish, poppers are gunmetal.


All in all pretty pleased with the end rsult, just wish my photography did it justice...   :rolleyes:


Thanks for looking :thumbsup:
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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 09:11:47 AM »
Very nicely done Tom I'm sure you're customer will be very pleased.... digging your insignia on the blade.
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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 09:19:33 AM »
That realy is a nice knife Tom, well done, its even better for being left handed  ;)

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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 09:34:11 AM »
WOW!!! Very nice.
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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 10:23:05 AM »
that's freakin' awesome. Very nice work!
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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 12:57:25 PM »
Very nice!

Did you leave some kind of resist on the blade when etching to bring out the grain to have a blank spot for the logo? I like the way that turned out!

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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 12:59:33 PM »
Really nice looking knife!  Great work!
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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 01:06:50 PM »
Very nice!

Did you leave some kind of resist on the blade when etching to bring out the grain to have a blank spot for the logo? I like the way that turned out!


Thanks for the comments Guys, appreciated.

Re the blank spot, you are correct, the logo is stamped hot during heat treatment, then the blade is worked to a satin finish pre-etch, then I paint resist around the logo, I used to do a perfect (ish) oval, but I prefer the splat around the logo, as each one is different adding to the uniqueness.

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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 05:37:55 PM »
That is beautiful! I love the details and the finish on both the knife and the sheath!

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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 07:35:32 PM »
That is an awesome looking blade. The handle is a nice piece of oak.
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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 07:38:44 PM »
A beautiful knife & sheath to match. I am very impressed!
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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 08:15:38 PM »
That is very nice looking!

I like the difference with the front bolts, very unique!

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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 10:54:10 AM »
very nice tom! that one is a stunner!
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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 06:41:24 PM »
straight in line below the tip of the bolt triangle the epoxy fill looks like a big bird sitting on a branch, peacock or a heron.


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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012, 06:56:13 PM »
Very nice!

Did you leave some kind of resist on the blade when etching to bring out the grain to have a blank spot for the logo? I like the way that turned out!


Thanks for the comments Guys, appreciated.

Re the blank spot, you are correct, the logo is stamped hot during heat treatment, then the blade is worked to a satin finish pre-etch, then I paint resist around the logo, I used to do a perfect (ish) oval, but I prefer the splat around the logo, as each one is different adding to the uniqueness.

Cheers
Tom

Thanks Tom, looks great!

 I thought you were using resist when etching to bring out the grain, then coming back and etching the logo with a stencil. I didn't realize you were using a stamp. Either way the effect is a nice one. :thumbsup:

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Re: New Damascus Commission (V V Pic Heavy)
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2012, 08:06:44 PM »
That is a VERY, VERY Clean and well presented Blade Mammoth!!! :drool:  What does a work of Art like that run???.... 8) :) 8)
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