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    Some portfolios shots you may not have already seen:

    Like them or don't, Jeffrey Cornwell is a committed artist and an all-around good guy. One of my faves to capture.






    Steve Dunn's work is ALWAYS engaging.




    Pull up your chair for a closer look at Burt Foster's cleanliness.


    How many makers can teach like Mastersmith JD Smith. Here's his student Kevin Klein's FIRST knife. Incredible.






    Then there is the Top of the Pyramid in current Art Knives: Wolfgang Loerchner




    As well as the acknowledged Master, Buster Warenski.




    And a final salute to Tom Overeynder whose ad will be in the Guild Show Program this coming weekend (Sep 14-16)


    Thanks for viewing.

    Jim
    Last edited by SharpByCoop; 09-13-2012 at 09:04 PM.
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    WOW, what a line-up.....again!! Coop, you really get the best knives to photograph,handle and fondle. Man, I'm really jealous.

    Marcel


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    Hi Jim, thanks to show my knives, your pictures are beutifull. Ciao Tore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fogarizzu View Post
    Hi Jim, thanks to show my knives, your pictures are beutifull. Ciao Tore

    It's your knives that are beautiful. Coop has just the talent to transcribe that in pics, but he cannot make ugly knives look pretty.

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    It's beautiful and there HAS to be a story behind this one.

    Can you give us any more info about it Coop? It just BEGS questions.
    Pro 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
    Pro 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

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    Incredible art

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    I can see you love your job

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    Had a question about this knife. I posted over in Shoptalk

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...is-gold-finish

    , but then thought you could shed some light on this. Do you know how the gold finish is achieved?

    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by SharpByCoop View Post
    Some portfolios shots you may not have already seen:

    Like them or don't, Jeffrey Cornwell is a committed artist and an all-around good guy. One of my faves to capture.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel54 View Post
    WOW, what a line-up.....again!! Coop, you really get the best knives to photograph, handle and fondle. Man, I'm really jealous.
    As you should be. But remember: It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fogarizzu View Post
    Hi Jim, thanks to show my knives, your pictures are beutifull. Ciao Tore
    Quote Originally Posted by Joss View Post
    It's your knives that are beautiful. Coop has just the talent to transcribe that in pics, but he cannot make ugly knives look pretty.
    ^^^ There is correct the answer. Thank you both.

    Quote Originally Posted by timcsaw View Post
    It's beautiful and there HAS to be a story behind this one.

    Can you give us any more info about it Coop? It just BEGS questions.
    Sure thing. Scott did a complete thread about this. It's worthy of it's own story. Click here.

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRuby View Post
    I can see you love your job
    There are aspects of it which are SO gratifying. No, you don't do good work in ANY field, if you don't care. I do, to a fault. That you point this out shows me you also know the difference. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by seionage View Post
    Had a question about this knife. Do you know how the gold finish is achieved?
    I haven't a clue. But I've directed Jeffrey to this post and I hope he'll enlighten us all. Thanks for asking.

    Coop
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    Quote Originally Posted by seionage View Post
    Had a question about this knife. I posted over in Shoptalk

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...is-gold-finish

    , but then thought you could shed some light on this. Do you know how the gold finish is achieved?

    Thanks!
    The whole blade was 24K gold flashed by ACME Plating of Montrose, CO. I dragged the flat face of one side across 800G paper over a granite surface plate until the damascus steel showed. My mark held the gold. The whole blade was acid etched again to reveal the damascus pattern. The acid mutes the shine of the gold somewhat, but does not affect it otherwise. A slurry of 'no name patina prep' & camellia oil was applied all over with a fine, soft cloth to even things out. Then she was rinsed in water & finished with pure camellia oil.

    Jeffrey Cornwell

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    Thanks a bunch! I really enjoy viewing your work. I've tried googling your name, but can't find a website. Do you have one?

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    Fantastic stuff. If we aren't in THE golden age of custom knifemaking, I can't imagine what would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpByCoop View Post
    Sure thing. Scott did a complete thread about this. It's worthy of it's own story. Click here.

    ...

    Coop
    Thanks Coop... very good read!
    Pro 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
    Pro 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

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    No website. I am on Facebook. Thank you for your interest & comments.

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    Awesome work as always at catching the best of the work, thanks for all you do Mr. Coop

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    Hey Coop, I went through this entire thread looking for a shot you took of a Dozier DK-3 folder. It was in really awesome stag and damascus. I think it was from Blade '11 or possibly '10. I couldnt find it, I dont suppose you could throw it up for me (if you have any idea what I'm babbling about, that is... ). Thanks!

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    I went to my own website, then went to the Gallery, and the little magnifying glass icon, which brings up a search pane, where I typed in 'Dozier'...

    I only shot one Dozier folder in my career. You have a keen memory.



    I'll be back with a bunch of lovelies....

    Coop
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    State of the Art... (CAUTION SOME NUDITY)

    One of the VERY best engravers in the field is Jon Robyn. His ability to do scroll, bulimo, and capture whimsical fantasy is simply unmatched.

    This folder blew my doors off: Gypsy Voodoo Queen? Love Potion #9?



    Keep looking at the details. They are everywhere.


    Ron Best allows me to shoot almost every folder he produces. Then he sells them. Here's his auto folder #2.

    (That's his tool to disable the spring. The release button is on the spine. Unusual, and it worked easily.)

    Art Deco done well by the Minnicks


    Outstanding cleanliness by Larry Newton


    He engraves them as well.


    (Duplicates removed. Shown on previous page.)

    No whimsy here: Just stunning artistry.


    Billy Mace Imel: There is a lot to look at, but desserts are always rich....


    Creme' de la creme' !
    Last edited by SharpByCoop; 09-29-2012 at 05:44 PM. Reason: Removed some duplicates I'd shown already.
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    Thanks Coop, you da man! Its a fantastic pic of a beautiful knife IMO. I just love the little details and that incredible stag!

    Quote Originally Posted by SharpByCoop View Post
    I went to my own website, then went to the Gallery, and the little magnifying glass icon, which brings up a search pane, where I typed in 'Dozier'...

    I only shot one Dozier folder in my career. You have a keen memory.

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    I'll be back with a bunch of lovelies....

    Coop

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpByCoop View Post
    This folder blew my doors off: Gypsy Voodoo Queen? Love Potion #9?


    That is a STUNNIG piece!

    What's the handle inlay material?

    Kind regards,

    Jos

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