Now that is a knife!


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Black Toe Knives
September 29, 2010, 10:33 PM
Been working on this one for a few weeks. Hope you like it.

The blade is Hollow ground 1/4x 1 3/4 x 9'' Alabama Damascus by Brad Vice.
Guard is also Damascus.
Handle is Curly Maple.
Overall is 14''

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr105/ke4ozo/e82d17a4.jpg

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr105/ke4ozo/a43d78cf.jpg

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr105/ke4ozo/HPIM1065-2.jpg

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JoeMal
September 29, 2010, 10:35 PM
Now that's sexy

19-3Ben
September 29, 2010, 10:39 PM
Nice knife!!!!

BHP FAN
September 29, 2010, 11:23 PM
The belt knife, perfected.

Mencius
September 30, 2010, 09:38 AM
Man, that is nice.

Creature
September 30, 2010, 09:43 AM
Love the tiger maple handle...not a huge fan of damascus steel though.

Russ Jackson
September 30, 2010, 09:49 AM
How much?...Russ

BRad704
September 30, 2010, 09:50 AM
That looks great! Any plans for a sheath or display stand?

Dave P
September 30, 2010, 10:45 AM
Very purdy!

bikerdoc
September 30, 2010, 10:57 AM
Ya did it again Jim. Raising the bar each time!

Gotta try some damascus some day. That blade gives me a lot of thoughts to write down and get to some day when I have more time.

wheelgunslinger
September 30, 2010, 11:56 AM
Very nicely finished.

Hot brass
October 2, 2010, 06:32 PM
Beautiful piece.

hso
October 2, 2010, 07:07 PM
Nice lines, pretty!!!

Arkansas Paul
October 2, 2010, 11:17 PM
I rarely venture into the Non-firearms catagories, and am not really a blade guy, but man that's awesome! Amazing!

Black Toe Knives
October 3, 2010, 03:03 PM
Thank you Gentleman.

Deltaboy
October 3, 2010, 07:51 PM
Simply Great!

messerist
October 3, 2010, 08:53 PM
handsome lines and nice tight curly maple handle. Doesn't get any better than that!

Mp7
October 4, 2010, 10:15 AM
too beautiful to use :-)

JShirley
October 4, 2010, 10:28 AM
Jim,

That may be my favorite of the knives you've shared. Thanks.

John

heron
October 4, 2010, 08:36 PM
Wow, that is really a beauty. Thanks for the eye candy!

Dave Markowitz
October 4, 2010, 08:43 PM
Simply gorgeous!

MattTheHat
October 5, 2010, 08:34 PM
Oh, that's a SCHWEET knife!


-Matt

19-3Ben
October 5, 2010, 09:27 PM
I already said it once, but i have to reiterate.

That is one absolutely, incredibly, astoundingly beautiful knife.

Fergy35
October 7, 2010, 12:00 PM
OK, that is a VERY nice knife. Well done Jim, well done.

Black Toe Knives
October 7, 2010, 04:14 PM
A Swedish Gentleman Bought. He is going to use to cut chocolate. :)

Rail Driver
October 7, 2010, 07:24 PM
Now at first, when I saw this thread title, all I could think was this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEM0oFXtOwg

After looking at the knife, however, WOW! That is a gorgeous piece of work! :what:

Sam Cade
October 16, 2010, 10:39 AM
Holy Crap Jim! *thud*

That is beautiful....




and fwiw, I lived about 10 minutes from you in kentucky, when I worked up the nerve to show up, you had left.

You are the reason I bought a belt grinder.
So its all your fault. :D

19-3Ben
October 16, 2010, 10:47 AM
A Swedish Gentleman Bought. He is going to use to cut chocolate.

When the chocolate sees a knife that big coming at it, it's gonna get so scared it'll separate itself just to avoid the knife!

22-rimfire
October 16, 2010, 11:11 AM
Beautiful knife. Personally if I don't intend to cut anything with a knife, damascus is fine; otherwise give me plain steel.

Gordon
October 16, 2010, 11:16 AM
Only thing I don't like about the top knife is that round broomstick like handle tends to twist out of grip on hard cutting. That is why they make more ergonomic, flatter handles these days. The lower knife in the sheath looks more useful,and purty.

Black Toe Knives
October 17, 2010, 06:00 AM
Thank You Gentleman.

Ole Coot
October 17, 2010, 09:03 AM
I know I'm late on this but I need to add my compliments on a great piece of blade art. I couldn't bring myself to use it, display only for me, guess that's why I relied on an EK edge & 1/2 with my K-Bar back in the '60s.

Rotsend
October 17, 2010, 11:31 AM
It's absolutely splendid! As we say in French: Chapeau bas, Monsieur! C'est un chef-d'œuvre! I take off my hat to this masterpiece!

Bernard

sherman123
October 17, 2010, 06:41 PM
I like it alot real classy and well built.

BRad704
October 17, 2010, 09:22 PM
I'm glad to say that I got to handle this one last week in person, and it's every bit as impressive in the hand! :)

Big Bill
October 17, 2010, 11:10 PM
Beautiful knife. Personally if I don't intend to cut anything with a knife, damascus is fine; otherwise give me plain steel. Does 420 J2 steel work for you?

Jim - you are an artist of unparalleled excellence.

Doc Simonson
October 17, 2010, 11:48 PM
It is strange to see photos of knives and feel a burning desire to do something similar. I'm not saying I want to make knives. I look at those beautiful works of art/craft and I can't help but think, "Why in heck haven't I found something that I love doing and am good/great at doing in 52 years of living?" It actually encourages me not to give up looking for that kind of passion. I was thinking about building a smokehouse in the backyard, but now I'm wondering, "Forge?" Nice work!

JShirley
October 19, 2010, 12:17 AM
You're talking to a knife maker, which you can see by simply looking at his sig line. Or just reading the thread. :rolleyes:

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