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robtattoo
08-04-08, 12:22 PM
Here's a small, stout utility I made up yesterday.
The blade is 4mm thick 1095 & 15N20 ladder pattern, 300 layer from Mike Blue's forge.
OAL is just 6-3/4" with a 2-1/2" cutting edge. I've done it as a high sabre grind, with a fairy fine, 20 degree edge bevel.

The handle is some green Buckeye Burl & is held in place with one 6mm & one 8mm pin.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/robtattoo/BOXBURL002.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/robtattoo/BOXBURL003.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/robtattoo/BOXBURL004.jpg

TARGETZERO
08-04-08, 12:33 PM
looks great,looks like it wants to be used:)

Albert E
08-04-08, 12:50 PM
It is a real beuty!!Lovely damascus and wood!!
Albert

bigkev
08-04-08, 12:50 PM
thats a lovely knife there rob........
love the buckeye........
and the mascus come to mention it.......
why one 6 and one 8?????????

Thinker
08-04-08, 12:50 PM
Now thats a nice little knive.
Id certainly be proud to own and carry that ;)

robtattoo
08-04-08, 12:59 PM
why one 6 and one 8?????????

Dunno really. It's kinda a proportions thing, as the handle gets wider towards the hilt, the bigger pin looks the same, dimensionally, as the smaller does, up near the blade end. Innit. :D It's just something I like to play with, as a lot of folks don't seem to mess about with pin sizes much.

wellington03
08-04-08, 01:33 PM
Very nice little knife Rob, the burl compliments the damascus very well, the two pin's being different in size, suits the overall design very classy !

Thanks for showing

mick:)

bigkev
08-04-08, 01:39 PM
well i have to admit rob it looks proportional.........top marks........
i was just wondering as i done the same to a knike i handled....
only i done it coz i arsed up the hole and had to enlarge it.......
but in my defence.... it was the first attempt ever by me........

Blackshuck
08-04-08, 01:45 PM
Thats a great knife Rob
David

lilzee
08-04-08, 02:36 PM
very nice! i love that damascus. i didn't even notice the different pinn sizes until i looked again. :D :O

jabussard
08-04-08, 03:02 PM
Thats a real beauty Rob, totally agree with the pins the way they are too..

a6cjn
08-04-08, 04:07 PM
That's a nice piece of work there Rob
Lovely blade and handle
Very well done

Chris :)

joelbolden
08-04-08, 04:11 PM
Graceful little blade, and extremely well done to boot. Pins look fine to me; that was a good idea.

Lord Farquhar
08-04-08, 05:25 PM
nice job looks a real user.

Salvig
08-04-08, 08:40 PM
Thats a real nice one

Salvig

neill116
08-04-08, 08:50 PM
Nice work Rob and that's a great all round handle and blade shape, are you going to add it to your range? I think it would be popular......

cheers
Neill

I D Howe
08-04-08, 09:45 PM
:D Nice one and i really like the different pins- something new!;)

Winter
08-04-08, 09:48 PM
Nice one Rob.

lemoneyewash
08-04-08, 09:52 PM
VERY nice :)

MarcusV
09-04-08, 12:26 AM
That is excellent. Even though it is Damascus.

cosco
09-04-08, 12:43 AM
Very pleasant knife all around.

Scoutmaster
09-04-08, 12:59 AM
Nice work it looks good I like the lines and the mascus the different size works too.

bigkev
09-04-08, 01:18 AM
keep coming back for a look at this one............
you should add it to your makers list rob..........
i think id have to have one.................

beachcaster
09-04-08, 02:46 AM
That is very special Rob
I like everything about it ...a fantastic bit of work

Barry

Blastmaster1972
09-04-08, 03:18 AM
Good looking little knife. Beautiful damascus.:biggthump Very nice handle also.

Regards,

Jos

Motoon
09-04-08, 03:53 AM
Nice work, Rob. I get the idea with the proportion ratio of the pins - interesting. Great knife.

TheGreenMan
10-04-08, 04:03 PM
That looks like a knife capable of hard work.

Kind regards,
Paul.

JC
11-04-08, 08:49 AM
Very nice work Rob. The buckeye compliments the damascus and it looks like a very nice user.

ggfh666
11-04-08, 10:04 AM
Cool pattern.
Good looking altogether.

Wrangler
12-04-08, 02:00 PM
Being a lover of small fixed blades I like everything about it, shape, wood, damascus, ....! :biggthump :happy65:

Very :sign26: , Rob!

May be the cutting ability could still be maximized with a slightly thinner blade, though? No criticism, just a thought. :party11: