Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sharing the Art of Knife Making

Scott shared the art of knife making with his cousin Peyton this weekend. Peyton is 10 years old, is absolutely fearless at the grinder, and showed a true aptitude for making blades. There wasn't enough time to forge a knife, but together Scott and Peyton knocked out two really nice stock removal Runts.

Grinding, heat treating, knife handling, and sheath work were all on the syllabus. 

The only casualty was a t-shirt! Yes, Peyton, the knife is sharp!

 The hands of a true bladesmith.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mamba with a Twist

Scott finished his first big Damascus knife today - a Mamba with a twist pattern. 

Twist Damascus Mamba
Steel: 1080/15n20
Overall Length: 14 inches
Blade Length: 8 1/8 inches
Handle: Curly Koa (from Burl Source)
Guard: 416 Stainless

Above - finished blade waiting to be handled. Below - the finished product. 

As a bonus, Scott added some texture to the front of the guard.

Thanks for looking.

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