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I like the experience of “knives dressing”. Here are three of my recent work.1. Olive and ironwood.2. Ironwood and mammoth ivory.3. Red ebony and mammoth ivory.
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#1 posted 01-16-2011 08:05 PM
Lovely! How does the octagonal design feel in the hand?
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#2 posted 01-16-2011 08:50 PM
Truely beautiful knifes.Best thoughts,MaFe
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.
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#3 posted 01-16-2011 09:28 PM
They are really incredible. I love the shape of the handles! Beautiful work!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"
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#4 posted 01-16-2011 11:46 PM
Very cool, beautiful work!
-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!
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#5 posted 01-17-2011 01:46 AM
That looks REALLY GOOD! I have just ordered a set of kitchen knives to make for my wife, now I will probably feel too inadequate to post my knives, LOL. That looks awesome.
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#6 posted 01-17-2011 03:28 AM
Beautiful knifes. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#7 posted 01-17-2011 05:20 AM
Unique handles. did you make your blades? mammoth Ivory sure Is hard to carve.
#8 posted 01-17-2011 03:27 PM
Thanks you very much for the feedback.With these knives I solved ‘The Gift Problem’ this New Year.I buy ready-made blades. The handle making was quite easy and enjoyable affair. Decorative rings are also
easy to make.The first knife handle is not regular octagon, but rather resembles a coffin. It was VERY convenient for kitchen work, when you do not need a lot of effort.
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#9 posted 01-18-2011 01:55 PM
Care to share your sources for blades and ivory?
-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!
#10 posted 01-18-2011 02:31 PM
BigTiny:‘Care to share your sources for blades and ivory?’—————————————————————————————————I have no one source for blades but lately I like in the knifemaking.comMammoth ivory is not a problem in Russia – in north-east you can find it at 20-100 USD/lb.
#11 posted 01-18-2011 10:37 PM
Thanks for the knife lead. I’ll have to check them out.Being in Canada, mammoth ivory is a bit scarcer than in mother Russia. I’d like to get a few pieces some time for some scottish blades; a dirk and a skean dhu (the little knife we highlanders carry in our sock).
#12 posted 01-19-2011 01:41 PM
BigTiny:‘I’d like to get a few pieces…’—————————————————————I can send you mammoth bark ivory (if it not be on the customs ban list in Russia).
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