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Project by alaskadiver posted 12-24-2009 07:43 PM 2269 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a Christmas gift I made last year for my hunting partner that always wanted a Damascus knife. The handle is stabalized Black Ash Burl, the black insert is waterbuffolo horn, I didn’t make the blade that was from a forge in Idaho (maybe someday I’ll have a forge). The stand is Sitka blacktail antler and a piece of maple burl for the base. I have around 100hrs into the project. It’s overall length is 8.5 inches with a 4 inch blade. If you don’t want to make your second knife, never make your first.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 07:49 PM

Wow!! That’s really nice. Must be a good hunting partner.

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 08:28 PM

Very impressive a real work of art, thank for posting…Blkcherry

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 09:55 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

I am constantly in awe the patterns in a Damascus Blade.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-24-2009 10:05 PM

As an avid big game hunter and lover of beautiful wood I must say that I am very envious of your hunting partner. Beautiful creation!

I love the display simple, functional, and appropriate.

Great project! Thanks for sharing!

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 12:06 AM

Great looking knife! I gotta try making one one of these days.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 12-25-2009 03:15 AM

Really nice, for a beginner, you said you were a beginner. Man, that’s advanced looking to me. Beautiful!! Know what you mean about handling knives. Always looking for some blade to put a nice handle on. Cool man….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 12-25-2009 03:59 AM

Wow looks like a work of art to me.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-26-2009 08:02 AM

extrem pretty…I find the blade to be very interesting.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 02:38 AM

It’s a awfull beautiful knife.
If you are a beginner, I will like to see your next steps.
I have made knifes and sheets myself, ask if you need advice.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 01-09-2010 09:13 AM

Beautiful piece of work. Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 07-01-2015 06:08 PM


-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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