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My first Damascus

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Foster J, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    This Damascus is my first forging under the tutelage of Cal Ganshorn. A fairly low layer 1080 and 15N20 ladder pattern. The blade is 7-1/4'' long 2'' at the widest point .200 thick. Stabilized Redwood burl with 316 stainless and a few brass spacers make up the handle.


    This knife is also going to my first customer out in British Columbia. Hope you like it.

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  2. stevebates

    stevebates Active Member

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    Wow!!! Looks great J, keep up the awesome work the customer will be very pleased to have it I'm sure!!!
     
  3. Brad

    Brad Active Member

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    Great looking knife, the damascus really looks great
     
  4. Icho-

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    Wow. Excellent!
     
  5. Alexander13

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    Great job and beautiful knife!!
     
  6. Grayzer86

    Grayzer86 Active Member

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    Stunning knife J
     
  7. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Scary to think that's your first forging attempt. I can't imagine what you'll produce when you get good at it!
     
  8. Grayzer86

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    I agree with myth. The symmetry in the grinds and the swedge is remarkable as is the fit and finish. You have a great teacher with cal but you clearly have natural talent as well. Are you grinding full free hand or with some kind of jig?
     
  9. Foster J

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    Thanks for the compliments everybody. It's all free hand on a 6''X 48''. Anything I can't do on my grinder I do with files and sand paper. If I decide to stick with this, I"m defiantly going to have to get a 2'' X 72''. Very versatile machines.
     
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    The customer (my friends little brother) wanted to make a sheath himself. I decided to make a sheath for this knife and send it with as a gift. (I need the practice.) Sheath #2.

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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
  11. stevebates

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    Nice job on the sheath J....I think you found your signature strap looks awesome!!!
     
  12. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Thanks Steve. Glad you noticed it.
     
  13. deckerhead

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    Real Nice !!!
     
  14. Nor'easter

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    Holy frig that's nice. :)
     
  15. TheCivilman

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    That's awesome! I love the whole package. Again I love that handle shape. Great work all around!
     
  16. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Thanks again friends.
     

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