May 25th, 2009
Here is a rendition of the Sharpfinger I made. The knife is 1084 steel with stabilized and dyed giraffe bone and G10 liners. The screws are fileworked brass and the blade is blasted and cold blued. Travis Daniel helped me with the design and construction of the sheath. I really only did some of the stitching and basic operations (glueing, burnishing, etc.), Travis did all of the important stuff.
August 24th, 2008
I’ve had some folks mention that most of my knives have wrapped handles. I will agree that many of them do, but I must tell you that I have other materials that I work with. I thought I would give a quick preview of some materials I just recently picked up at the BLADE show in Atlanta.
The top left is desert ironwood, the top right is stabilized and dyed giraffe bone. The bottom left is snakewood and the bottom right is buckeye burl.
August 24th, 2008
Here are several pieces I’ve done that have some Japanese inspiration. None are traditional, mind you, just inspired.
Below is one of the first “kiridashi” I did. It’s edge quenched 1084 carbon steel, skate tape underlay and grey paracord wrap. I pulled the lining out of the paracord to flatten it and coated the cord in CA to harden it after the wrap was finished.
Here are some photos of another “kiridashi” I’ve done. This is S30V with textured copper underlay and acrylic cord coated with fiberglass resin. There was a sheath made for this knife, but I don’t have a picture of it. The last picture includes a skinner design I have with wrapped handle. There will be more of this design coming up later.
The knife below was auctioned away a couple years ago for a worthy cause. It is 15N20 band saw steel, dyed rayskin underlay and epoxy coated acrylic cord. I call it a “ken” dagger because I have no other approximation.
Last is a knife I made for my wife in 2006. This is a santoku style blade made of ATS-34 with a gumwood handle and Corian accents. It is 3/32” thick and has an extra long handle to keep your hand off the counter/cutting board when chopping.