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    Tony Bose saddlehorn with Don Hanson steel


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    Kerry Hampton just posted this over in the traditional forum. Thought we should enjoy it over here, too. Tony Bose 4-5/8ths-inch ivory saddlehorn with Don Hanson damascus. Love the results.

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    The Saddlehorn is one of my favorite patterns and what a great combo of makers to team up on this one.
    Joe, I wouldn't be surprised if this was yours?

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    The King of Steel meets the King of Slipjoints. Thats as good as it gets.
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    Damn You Joe !
    thats like a peanut butter cup

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    Gorgeous knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Jones View Post
    The Saddlehorn is one of my favorite patterns and what a great combo of makers to team up on this one.
    Joe, I wouldn't be surprised if this was yours?
    Kevin, I would love to claim this one, but it is the most recent out of Wilfred Works, and not mine. If I were guessing, I would think it might show up at Blade. But that I am not sure of.

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    Looks SO good!

    Tony could have taken it to the top, and used Goblins and Spiders mosaic for the bolsters.

    Wonderful. Hey, can I hire Kerry? Jeez, that's crisp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpByCoop View Post
    Looks SO good!

    Tony could have taken it to the top, and used Goblins and Spiders mosaic for the bolsters.

    Wonderful. Hey, can I hire Kerry? Jeez, that's crisp.

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    Plan was to have damascus bolsters and shield, but the way Tony builds a knife, these would need to be etched after the knife was finished. No way to get a deep dark etch this way. I like the contrast of the SS and damascus and also the Bose-ness of it all.

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    Saddlehorns are one of my favorites too, and THAT is probably the NICEST I have ever seen! WOW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Hanson III View Post
    Plan was to have damascus bolsters and shield, but the way Tony builds a knife, these would need to be etched after the knife was finished. No way to get a deep dark etch this way. I like the contrast of the SS and damascus and also the Bose-ness of it all.

    I am proud to be part of this special project.
    That's interesting information Don. Even though I'm a big fan of damascus, I like the contrast of the SS as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canineforge View Post
    Kevin, I would love to claim this one, but it is the most recent out of Wilfred Works, and not mine. If I were guessing, I would think it might show up at Blade. But that I am not sure of.

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    Thanks Joe, as soon as I saw that beautiful piece I thought how well it would fit in your slipjoint collection.

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    Very, very nice!!!

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    Beautiful, I too like the look of the SS. It defines the damascus more while giving the ivory the rich look it deserves. Its like looking at 2 master pieces in one.

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    Wow, that is stunning - thanks for posting it up here.

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    What is being praised here is something I've been noticing for years: damascus is SO rich, that a visual break gives it more balance. In this case the polished bolster.

    I'm alone on this, but when I see a damascus blade AND a damascus guard, I'm not as impressed. Just too busy. Give me some polish to distinguish the areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpByCoop View Post
    What is being praised here is something I've been noticing for years: damascus is SO rich, that a visual break gives it more balance. In this case the polished bolster.

    I'm alone on this, but when I see a damascus blade AND a damascus guard, I'm not as impressed. Just too busy. Give me some polish to distinguish the areas.

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    Even though I agree for some knives Coop I feel it depends on the particular knife and it's components and embellishments.
    For example, the Michael Ruth piece which won this year's BF Best Bowie would be one where the Damascus guard and blade looks extremely nice together, IMO at least.

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    Sharp, you are not alone. I agree that there can be too much pattern, the eye needs a rest, to appreciate better the complexity of the Damascus.

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    ^^^ Exactly. Everyone has a subjective sense about their preferences. I've seriously been considering a thread on this premise. Achieving visual separation and balance, but I don't want to alienate work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Jones View Post
    Even though I agree for some knives Coop I feel it depends on the particular knife and it's components and embellishments.
    For example, the Michael Ruth piece which won this year's BF Best Bowie would be one where the Damascus guard and blade looks extremely nice together, IMO at least.
    Ready...? That piece won by a nose. If Mike had polished just the edges of the guard, I'm thinking it would have won by three lengths. LOL!

    That's only me.

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    That's a beauty. I love the busy look of the damascus combined with the more calming look of the ivory!

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