Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cottonmouths from Shiny to Black

 Scott's been playing with vipers in the shop again.

Two fine finish Cottonmouths above - one dressed in curly walnut and the other in African blackwood. One Cottonmouth Blackout in African blackwood below.

All three bite.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Zebra-Pattern Damascus Zulu

Scott recently forged this Zebra-Pattern Damascus Zulu. Check it out!

This Zulu was a 3-part experiment. Scott had the pattern in his head and just had to try it. He's also been itching to dry dry welds (no flux in this pattern), and the finish is unique as well. The 1080/15n20 pattern welded steel has a matte finish we're calling Tac-mascus. While the pattern is crystal clear, the brighter lines are not shiny so the steel has dark tactical essence that's quite nice.

Zebra Pattern Damascus Zulu
Pattern Welded Steel: 1080/15n20
Finish: "Tac-mascus" (Matte finish Damascus)
Overall Length: 9 5/8 inches
Blade Length: 4 5/8 inches
Guard: Bead blasted 416 Stainless
Handle: African Blackwood

Thanks for looking.