First custom blades


April 23, 2013, 05:00 PM
I wanted to show off some new knives that showed up a while back. I haven't been active on the forums much due to work load.

When I first saw Tyler post one of his Bowie knives on our ms gun owners forum I knew I was in love. I contacted him about a trio and he fulfilled my wishes beyond the ideas in my head. These are he first custom knives I own that were ordered specifically for me by me and I couldn't be happier. The steel is W2 and it has been heat treated with a Hamon. It's hard to photograph just how awesome the Hamon really is when you see it in person. I already have a half dozen or more other projects I've stuck in his ear. The stocks are a desert ironwood and are really beautiful. Had a time finding some without a lot of orange in it.

So thanks a lot Tyler for turning me into a knife snob. I gave good money for these but after holding them I honestly don't understand how he turned a profit. And if that wasn't good enough he delivered over a month ahead of schedule. I requested them without leather as I make my own and he even sent them in nice zippered cases which was a nice added expense.

Outdoor shots:

Indoor shots:

Bird & Trout

Blade Length: 3.875"
OAL: 8.5" ( (


Blade Length: 4.125"
OAL: 8.5"


Blade Length: 10"
OAL: 15"

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April 23, 2013, 07:14 PM
That hamon on the big one is really something.

April 23, 2013, 08:31 PM
My goodness, that is gorgeous work!

April 23, 2013, 08:36 PM
Those are fanatically gorgeous, well worth the money I am sure! I'd hate to use them!

April 23, 2013, 11:45 PM
Absolutely beautiful set. Can't wait to see the leather you make for them, please post when you do!

I had to look up hamon, and wondered if he does that with the clay during hardening, or acid etched. It really adds a nice character to the blade.

April 24, 2013, 12:08 AM
Thanks folks. I had a hard time using em at first but their tools at the end of the day.

He does it with clay, I have photos of the entire process start to finish of it were something you might like to say.

Sam Cade
April 24, 2013, 01:24 AM

How do they cut?

To paraphrase Whelen: "Only sharp knives are interesting."

April 24, 2013, 07:32 AM
Those are BEAUTIFULL!!!!!!

I like his style!! And I love Ironwood.


April 24, 2013, 10:38 AM
I would be very interested to see the process if it isn't too much trouble to post the pics.

April 24, 2013, 11:06 AM
Love the Bird and Trout and the Skinner! The Ironwood stocks look fantastic.

April 24, 2013, 02:10 PM
Very nice clay temper lines!! Purty knives.

April 24, 2013, 02:34 PM
Great looking knives, sir. I think you found some keepers :p

I shouldn't have waited so long to dip into this thread haha. I love the wood you guys selected.

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