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New damacus pattern

Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by FORGE, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Chris Roy

    Chris Roy Active Member

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    very nice
     
  2. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Beautiful!Wow!
     
  3. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Incredible work, all around! Could you tell us a bit about the leather sheath? It's got a very interesting antique looking finish I've never seen before. Thanks!
     
  4. FORGE

    FORGE Maker of the Year Best Knife

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    It is just a darker stain applied first with a brush then the whole sheath is finished with a lighter stain.
     
  5. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Aha, very cool technique. Also wondering how you got that fine dark ring around the scale pins? Or is that a trade secret? Thanks
     
  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Similar to Cal, to get that mottled effect I have dyed the whole sheath with tan, then using a Q-tip I rolled on some medium brown dye on top. It's in the application of the darker dye that makes it look natural. No brushy looking strokes or blobs or drops. Rather a fluid rolling motion with random contact of the spinning Q-tip to add the streaks.

    Dan
     
  7. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Unbelievable work. I can't fathom that somebody can make steel look like that. It both exciting and very daunting to realize how much there is to learn about knife making. At this point, i'm still hoping I can make a straight bevel.
     

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