Sunday, October 2, 2011

Big knife

I finished this one this morning.

8.5" blade, 13.75" overall length. Axis deer handle with 1018/15n20 damascus fittings.
The blade is 5160/8670/15n20 damascus. The contrast in the pattern is a little more subtle than some of the other commonly used steels, but on the right knife, I sure like it. Most damascus makers shy away from the 5160 because they say it is hard to weld. I have had no problems, just learned to give it a little more soak time before making the initial weld.
This knife will probably make it to the Big Spring custom knife show in Big Spring, Texas on October 29-30th. All custom knives, and lots of talented makers if any one is interested in attending.

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