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Old 01-25-2014, 09:53 PM
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Little Ironwood beauty w/ filework and texturing...

Here's a small hunter/utility that I just finished. I've had this blade done and sitting on the bench for a LONG time now. I had a very small window with a bit of downtime between other projects and commissions so I thought I'd finish it up. This is nice and thin and ground to match. It features a thin edge and is a real slicer.

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Ground from 1095 steel, clay quenched and etched
7 1/2" overall with a 3 1/4" blade, just shy of 3" of actual sharp edge, .120" thick at the ricasso
Nice distal taper
My "Twisted Steel" filework left slightly proud of the handle scales (feels great in hand)
Premium Desert Ironwood scales
Carved and textured scale panels
Gold plated screws (and 6 hidden pins for shear strength and proper alignment

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Old 01-26-2014, 07:49 AM
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Very nice, love the file work. looks like a perfect little piece. What did you use to texture the handle?
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:11 AM
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That's a beautiful knife. I really like the filework and the handle. I also like the way you textured the sheath to match the handle.


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Old 01-27-2014, 07:28 AM
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Thank you guys for the kind words. I appreciate it.

Steve- I used a 1/64" ball end engraving burr to do the texture.


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Old 01-27-2014, 08:10 AM
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As always, simply stunning work. I really love the roped spine on this one as well.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:51 AM
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I love this one! How much is it?
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:09 AM
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Thanks again guys.

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I love this one! How much is it?
Eli, I sent you an email about the price.

Let me know if you don't receive it.

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Old 01-27-2014, 11:59 AM
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Nice work Brother John,

As Usual it is a pleasure to see your work . The attention to detail you put into your knives should give others something to work towards in their work . your work is an Awesome display of personal achievement in ones abilities to display perfection in ones work.


Thank you for sharing with the community and giving us something to admire and work to achieve ourselves.


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Old 01-27-2014, 12:43 PM
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If you wanted John you cod just throw that in my order as "advertisement" if you couldn't find anyone to take if off your hands. Jk beautiful work love the whole package.
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beautiful John ........


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Old 01-27-2014, 05:23 PM
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I'm kinda finicky about file work-a lot of the time I feel like it's too busy or just doesn't seem to fit. Like we've discussed before, I really like your style of filing and will definitely be barking up your tree when I decide to finally give it a try. Thanks for posting it.

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your work is inspirational love it
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:31 AM
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Thank you again guys. I appreciate the feedback.


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Old 01-28-2014, 07:47 AM
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Very nice John!

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Old 01-28-2014, 11:35 AM
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Now that is sweeeeeeeeeeet. I like everything about it!


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