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First custom blades

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

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  1. Eaglestroker

    Eaglestroker Member

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    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:

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    Indoor shots:


    Bird & Trout

    Blade Length: 3.875"
    OAL: 8.5"

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    Skinner

    Blade Length: 4.125"
    OAL: 8.5"


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    Bowie:

    Blade Length: 10"
    OAL: 15"


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  2. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    Purty.

    How do they cut?

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

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    Those are BEAUTIFULL!!!!!!

    I like his style!! And I love Ironwood.

    Harv
     
  9. rodensouth

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

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

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

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    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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