First custom blades


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Eaglestroker
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:

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Leather%20at%20a%20glance/First%20Cowboy%20Rig/DSC_0105_zpsa5d02e04.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Leather%20at%20a%20glance/First%20Cowboy%20Rig/DSC_0103_zpsa6d1a23f.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Leather%20at%20a%20glance/First%20Cowboy%20Rig/DSC_0108_zpsb440a088.jpg


Indoor shots:


Bird & Trout

Blade Length: 3.875"
OAL: 8.5"

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/DE593FCD-6415-4F32-BDFC-601ADBD8390F-6737-00000429DB2D83D9_zpscf174d03.jpg (http://s961.photobucket.com/user/Ssthis07GT/media/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/DE593FCD-6415-4F32-BDFC-601ADBD8390F-6737-00000429DB2D83D9_zpscf174d03.jpg.html)
http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/E51BBDF2-96B5-45EB-9CAE-F519E3421618-6737-00000429DFBBFA5F_zpsb33bb72b.jpg (http://s961.photobucket.com/user/Ssthis07GT/media/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/E51BBDF2-96B5-45EB-9CAE-F519E3421618-6737-00000429DFBBFA5F_zpsb33bb72b.jpg.html)



Skinner

Blade Length: 4.125"
OAL: 8.5"


http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/2_zps6bf751d1.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/1_zpsd7b70be9.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/3_zps6f6fc277.jpg



Bowie:

Blade Length: 10"
OAL: 15"


http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/5_zpsaa896106.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/4_zpsd7e8a4b6.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae95/Ssthis07GT/Guns-P/Tyler%20May%20Knives/6_zps24ef8655.jpg

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

Sam1911
April 23, 2013, 08:31 PM
My goodness, that is gorgeous work!

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

rodensouth
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.

Eaglestroker
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
Purty.

How do they cut?

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

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

I like his style!! And I love Ironwood.

Harv

rodensouth
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.

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

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

Bobson
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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