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Damascus And Lead Wood From South Africa

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by FORGE, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    A friend brought me a piece of South African Lead Wood from a tree on his farm.
    I decided to put it on this hidden tang blade.
    Blade Damascus crushed W's laddered 1080 / 15N20 by maker
    Curved bolster with stainless and fiber spacers and a stainless pin in the tang.
    Hope you like it.
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  2. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Very nice.
     
  3. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Yet another beauty... :)

    I have never heard about Lead Wood. But it looks nice.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Yup, beautiful. Aw man I love that pattern.

    Is lead wood as heavy as it sounds?
     
  5. jonliss

    jonliss Active Member

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    Very nice. I really like the layered bolster.
     
  6. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    I think it is about like iron wood for density
     
  7. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    A real beauty Cal. I'd carry that every day.
     
  8. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    Love that Bolster, really goes well with the Damascus.
     
  9. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    Thanks for the comment on the bolster. I started making those last year and they are a real pain to bend all the pieces with the same radius and then glue all the spacers to them. I have made some jigs and dies for my press so it goes a lot faster now than in the beginning.
    I am always looking for something different on my knives that helps to make them unique.
     
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