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Project by bobasaurus posted 03-20-2017 05:03 AM 971 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Again, skirting the line of this being a “woodworking” project, but there is some wood in there.

I just finished this damascus integral bolster chef knife. I forged the low-layer damascus billet out of 1080 and 15n20, then shaped the knife. The handle is padauk, with a brass and silver spacer.

Some more pictures here: http://imgur.com/a/VkkLQ

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)





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majuvla

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#1 posted 03-20-2017 07:23 AM

I will not enter into, just admire your metal working skills – great looking knife.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 03-20-2017 12:31 PM

Very nice!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 03-20-2017 01:33 PM

Beautiful.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 03-20-2017 02:03 PM

Nice handle but more interested in the blade. I taught metalwork, looks like you twisted a square piece of metal and then flattened it. Would like to learn more. Looked at the other pictures. Fine workmanship.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 03-20-2017 03:06 PM

Beautiful Allen. Seeing your knife projects and steel work is what got me on the ball for my project. Beautiful knife my friend!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#6 posted 03-20-2017 03:37 PM

Beautifully shaped with clean lines and subtle details. That is a great knife IMO!

Your right arm must be a tad larger by now? :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 03-20-2017 03:38 PM



Nice handle but more interested in the blade. I taught metalwork, looks like you twisted a square piece of metal and then flattened it. Would like to learn more. Looked at the other pictures. Fine workmanship.

- bushmaster

Thanks. After forge-welding the 8 pieces I started with, i drew it out into a square cross section then twisted the bar a few times. I then flattened the twist out and forged two hammers and this knife from the billet.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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bobasaurus

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#8 posted 03-20-2017 03:39 PM



Beautifully shaped with clean lines and subtle details. That is a great knife IMO!

Your right arm must be a tad larger by now? :)

- terryR

Thanks. You’d think so, but I’m still pretty much a toothpick.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#9 posted 03-20-2017 03:39 PM

That’s lovely, Allen. The simple lines of the handle really allow the blade to be the focus. Great work!

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#10 posted 03-20-2017 05:08 PM

This knife is outstanding. It’s a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Sasha

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#11 posted 03-20-2017 07:20 PM

Good afternoon….. And what process of etching and in what solution??

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

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bobasaurus

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#12 posted 03-20-2017 07:55 PM



Good afternoon….. And what process of etching and in what solution??

- Sasha

I used a 50/50 mix of ferric chloride and white vinegar. It turned the metal immediately pitch black. I left it in for a few hours then removed, sprayed with windex to neutralize, cleaned it, and sanded back with 600 grit paper to highlight the high points.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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woodcox

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#13 posted 03-21-2017 04:18 AM

That will be around for a while, Allen. Beautifully done.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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