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First custom blades

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Eaglestroker, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Eaglestroker

    Eaglestroker Well-Known Member

    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"



  2. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    That hamon on the big one is really something.
  3. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    My goodness, that is gorgeous work!
  4. P.B.Walsh

    P.B.Walsh Well-Known Member

    Those are fanatically gorgeous, well worth the money I am sure! I'd hate to use them!
  5. rodensouth

    rodensouth Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. Eaglestroker

    Eaglestroker Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member


    How do they cut?

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

    harvjr Well-Known Member

    Those are BEAUTIFULL!!!!!!

    I like his style!! And I love Ironwood.

  9. rodensouth

    rodensouth Well-Known Member

    I would be very interested to see the process if it isn't too much trouble to post the pics.
  10. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Love the Bird and Trout and the Skinner! The Ironwood stocks look fantastic.
  11. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Very nice clay temper lines!! Purty knives.
  12. Bobson

    Bobson Well-Known Member

    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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