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PostSubject: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySat Oct 12, 2013 5:06 pm

I trembled in greedy anticipation as I tore open the box that had just arrived on my front porch.  I had put in an order only a few days before to a newly discovered online vendor for what promised to be a really fine Damascus dagger knife blank, destined for a gent in North Carolina that had commissioned it just a few days before - and I was more than eager to see if the reality equaled the online photos. I had been really surprised that I'd never seen the website before...I thought I knew them all by heart! And the price had astonished me at the time as it was about half what any other outfit would sell a good Damascus blade for...so add a little worry to the mix of emotions.

All the wrappings torn away, the blade was even better than I had hoped, astonishing even!  Random Damascus, a nice deep etch to show off the pattern, still straight as an arrow after heat treating and tempering (a dagger shape is highly prone to warping), a good straight grind on the edge...and even the spine was straight as an arrow.  As I waited for the blade to dissolve in my hands to the sound of some evil genie's maniacal laughter I glanced at the shipping box.  Under the invoice was another wrapping of plastic bubble sheet.  The dagger still being intact I laid it down carefully and attacked the second bundle.  Inside was a small knife blank, Damascus as well, with patterning just as fantastic as the dagger.  "Dang", I thought as I envisioned having to ship their mistake back to them.  What a drag!  Then, as went through the invoice I noted a hand written line at the bottom...

"Dave, thanks for your order.  I included a small gift for you, as you are our very first internet customer!"


SWEET!  A FREEBIE!  So THAT'S why I'd never seen 'em before! Good tactics too...they had me hooked solid now!  (since then I've gone back and purchased two additional blades.  lol)


So - enough with the 'story time'.  Here's the project.

One small knife.  Random pattern Damascus.  Handle of Stabilized Redwood Lace.  Liners (from 0.040" thick sheetstock) and 1/8" pins of solid copper.  

I love copper. It works so well and looks so warm and is easy to keep up with the right polishing cloth (I use a "Fabuluster" cloth...jeweler's rouge on one side and a clean soft flannel on the other...works like a charm).

So here's some snaps of the knife.  My special pride in this one is in having and using a wood that really matches the nature of the pattern in the Damascus.  They do look like they were made/grown for each other.


By the way...the knife is about 6" long overall (half in the blade, half in the handle) and the blade is 1" wide by3/16" thick. And it's SHARP!


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Then let's tip the thing back a bit so you can see the copper liner.  (This might not be the knife to go waving around in an electrical storm!)


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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySat Oct 12, 2013 5:12 pm

That knife is amazingly beautiful! The handle does match very well with the pattern of the blade. man I love Damascus steel!
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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySat Oct 12, 2013 5:55 pm

The patterns in the Red Lacewood and the damascus are both amazing and compliment each other perfectly. Absolutly beautiful BH.
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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySat Oct 12, 2013 6:13 pm

Is THAT one you photographed the commissioned knife you made or is it the one you made from the "freebie" blank? Doesn't matter as THAT is one FABULOUS piece of work ! Just curious Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySat Oct 12, 2013 7:03 pm

Beautiful work...you've got me drooling in anticipation of "future projects".  That's what I'm talking about, Dave.
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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySat Oct 12, 2013 8:02 pm

Blackhorse wrote:


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Now that's a KNIFE! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySat Oct 12, 2013 8:16 pm

This little beast was made from the freebie...to answer that question.

There was one of those little round price stickers on it, like the other one had. And the little 6 incher wasn't that much less than the 10 inch Arkansas Toothpick that came with it...but as the guy in a long running series of local furniture store ads on TV used to say, "FREE is a VERY good price!" lol

There's an outfit, also local, that has pocket sheaths (link below) that are perfect for this. Their online name is 'Knives Ship Free'. I'll put a photo up. I've got one that a number of my EDC (Every Day Carry) knives ride in, either in the back pocket of my jeans or the inside pocket of a jacket. The side pouch on mine has a nice Fallkniven diamond/ceramic sharpener in it. There's 3 or 4 styles I think.

Oh my, that's a big photo. Oh well. They range from $25 - $$30. VERY well made!

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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySat Oct 12, 2013 9:24 pm

That one's beuatuful. Bravo!! cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySat Oct 12, 2013 10:48 pm

That's what I'm talking about! Beautiful knife that looks like it could cut anything into bacon strips. Mmmmm bacon Razz
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Wow, nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptySun Oct 13, 2013 9:55 am

Wow! Got a kind comment out of S. AFRICA there...thanks very much.


So, all you young guys, maybe it doesn't quite hit you the same way. Me? I'm always amazed. They say that each persons lifetime is defined by some characteristic cultural or technological 'thing'. It initiates, develops and blooms...and then is eventually overshadowed by something else. My father was born in 1909...passed in 1965. The thing that happened during his time was the development of 'flight'...from the Wright Brothers to intercontinental jets and finally rockets. For me...what I'll call telecommunications. Consider - I remember listening to 'Innersanctum' and 'The Lone Ranger' on radio when I was a kid...cause there was no TV (born in '47). Later, the war in which I took part was on the nightly news. Now there's the Internet. So every time a guy from South Africa, or Denmark, or the UK, or serving in Afghanistan chimes in, says "Hi!" and makes a comment...I sit here just amazed. I guess we really are a global community. Blows me away.


That and duct tape. Pretty amazing stuff, that. Gotta love it.

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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 7:56 pm

What an amazing knife! I love your choice in wood it is perfect with that blade. The copper is a great touch too a very under utilized metal in knife work. To my eye it's much richer looking than brass. I can't wait to see what you do with the dagger blade!

Jim
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I absolutely love it!
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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 9:55 pm

That's the most beautiful knife I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptyMon Oct 14, 2013 10:46 pm

Wow! Thanks Zach. High praise indeed!


And all you guys...your positive comments mean a great deal to me. And maybe to you as well! Check the Trading Post in the next couple of days. I'm thinking hard about putting a few of my knives up for sale. If you like this kind of thing, don't miss it.

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love that wood on the handle, nice job BH
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PostSubject: Re: Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp!   Damascus Wearing Redwood Lace...looking sharp! EmptyTue Oct 15, 2013 7:15 am

Harry - Yeah. The Redwood Lace is amazing in terms of its visual impact. Being a graphic artist you would appreciate it. The heavy pattern hangs in the foreground and then it appears there are two more layers, a medium and a fine graining, one on top of the other. It all gives the appearance of depth...like if you were super small you could glide past the first layer and then go deeper and deeper into the wood.

Whoa! Dude! Bill and Ted could have an excellent adventure in there!

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Magnificent
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Ridiculously awesome knife. Superb job on that one BH. Very Happy 
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Love the shape of it! Stunning knife BH, keep em coming. =)
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Wow BH! That is a stunning knife!
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