Damascus and I Forgot Wood Knife

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Project by cut3times posted 09-24-2010 02:09 AM 2348 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this Damascus blank from Woodcraft and the scale wood from EBay a couple of years ago. Unfortunately I forgot what the wood is. I think it is burl rosewood. Anyway I got around to making it this last weekend. Making the scales fit is pretty straight forward. I cut it close using a scroll saw and then shaping using rasps, files, and sandpaper. The finish is just Renaissance wax.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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#1 posted 09-24-2010 02:31 AM

A very attractive knife, the rosewood handle is just grand…thanks for posting BC

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#2 posted 09-24-2010 02:32 AM

Beautiful wood, great job.

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#3 posted 09-24-2010 02:58 AM

Great looking wood good job

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#4 posted 09-24-2010 03:00 AM

Beautiful, I’ve seen these kits at Woodcraft, always wondered if they were hard to do, or needed special tools. What kind of sheath will you use or build?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#6 posted 09-24-2010 04:25 AM

Very nice, Great job. Use to be a custom knife maker myself. As good as a lot of the custom makers that I know . keep up the good work. Wood could be Mesquite.

-- David, Inverness, Fla.

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#7 posted 09-24-2010 05:09 AM

nice knife, great job

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 05:09 AM

The knife looks really good. I love the wood.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 09-24-2010 05:41 AM

That’s one beautiful knife. My sons and I are all going to do some of these kits together. That wood makes the rosewood we were going to use look like nothing. Very well done. Love that damascus steel.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#10 posted 09-24-2010 06:44 AM

Gorgeous wood and gorgeous work. WOW!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 09-24-2010 07:41 AM

The damascus knife is quite handsome and the handle is especially interesting. A real beauty.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 09-24-2010 11:38 AM

With such a beautiful knife, I’d measure once, then cut twice my meat :p

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#13 posted 09-24-2010 04:32 PM

A lovely blade. My compliments.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#14 posted 09-24-2010 06:46 PM

Hey Great knife! What is Renaissance wax?

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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#15 posted 09-24-2010 06:54 PM

Richard I am just about done with the case and will post a picture shortly. Chris here is a link for Renaissance wax. I use the wax on about every project I make.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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