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    SharpByCoop • Gallery of Handmade Knives


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    Hi Folks,

    I am privileged to be able to do the work I do, and the opportunity to share and display stunning works is a service and responsibility that I take seriously.

    We all know makers can use a healthy dose of good promotion, in any venue that works.

    To this end, I wish to run a thread in which I will post a continuum of work that I have finished in my studio from Jan - 2009 and beyond. Some may be duplicates of work posted elsewhere. Feel free to comment, but with the mindset that it is a Gallery thread. Use your best judgment, but speak.

    I have a similar thread combining ALL previous years in the Gallery. You may catch up to it by clicking here.

    To keep this manageable, I will list a ‘Table of Contents’ on this first page with links to the page/thread of a maker or specific knife. I expect (wish) the dialog to run many pages. I have spoken to Randy and Darby (the mods) about this creation, and they gave me the go ahead.


    Table of Contents - Posts with Images:

    Post #3 - D’Alton Holder, Terry Betts, Mike Zscherny, Jeffrey Cornwell (2)

    Post #4 - Keith Ouye (4)

    Post #5 - Bob Crowder, Gary Root, Jody Muller, Charles Vestal

    Post #15 - Hill Pearce

    Post #23 - Allred, Lerch, Hale

    Post #27 - Andrews, Bump

    Post #28 - Gus Cecchini

    Post #33 - Don Hanson III

    Post #47 - Bose, Hoel, Kressler, Loveless(2)

    Post #48 - Lake, Puddu, Rapp, Richter, Ruple

    Post #55 - Roger Bergh, Fred Carter, Josef Rusnak

    Post #56 - Hill Knives - Albert & Frans van den Huevel / Alain Lovenberg

    Post #59 - John White, MS (Legacy #1)

    Post #69 - Brend(s), Khalsa, Schuette

    Post #75 - Stan Fujisaka

    Post #88 - Jeremy Marsh

    Post #93 - Buster Warenski

    Post #94 - Oleg Alexander

    Post #97 - Magnus Axelson

    Post #106 - Jens Ansψ, David Broadwell/Burt Foster, Curt Erickson

    Post #107 - Charles Vestal, Jot Singh Khalsa

    Post #108 - Don Hanson III, MS, Jay Hendrickson, MS

    Post #121 - Bertie Reitveld, Buster Warenski, Jack Levin

    Post #122 - Kevin Casey, Curt Erickson

    Post #131 - Jeffrey Cornwell, Loerchner/Loerchner/Lyttle, Jot Singh Khalsa

    Post #132 - Jeff Diotte, Eric Elson, John Bartlow

    Post #133 - David Broadwell, Don Hanson, Charlie & Harry Mathews

    Post #139 - Matt Lerch, Twin Blades (Charlie & Harry Mathews)

    Post #143 - Fred Carter, Bill Ankrom, Jess Horn, Joe Kious (Showing difficult shots...)

    Post #148 - Panak (Burn Knives), Vestal, Drouillard, Taylor

    Post #158 - The 2009 BLADE SHOW!

    Post #163 - Warenski, Paul Jarvis, David Broadwell, Ray Cover Jr., Ron Best, Jim Minnick, Charles Bennica

    Post #164 - Jay Hendrickson, Emmanuel Esposito, Hirumi Hirayama, Tim Herman, Steve Jernigan, Rusty Preston, Don Hanson III

    Post #175 - Tim Britton, Bob Crowder, Don Hanson, Mike Spangler, Charles Vestal, King Warenski

    Post #179 - Jeffrey Cornwell, Virgil England

    Post #183 - Bob Garbe

    Post #192 - Crotts, Busfield/Cai Kious/Cai, Warenski

    Post #197 - Hill Pearce small walnut folder

    Post #200 - Kevin Casey, Michael Burch

    Post #203 - SharpByCoop Knife Ads

    Post #205 - Curt Erickson, Steve Hoel, Jess Horn, Frank Potter (3), Owen Wood, Ron Lake (3)

    Post #210 - Frank Potter (2), Michael Walker, Charlie & Harry Mathews, Don Hanson III

    Post #211 - Al Dippold, John Etzler, Tom Ferry (2), Johnny Stout, Steve Schwarzer, Jason Tiensvold, Don Hanson

    Post #233 - Chicago Custom Knife Show

    Post #234 - Don Hanson III (3), Tai Goo, Stephan Fowler (2), Tim Britton, John Howser

    Post #237 - Steve Johnson, Jay Hendrickson, Bill Ruple, Frank Centofante

    Post #254 - AKI knives: Warenski/Erickson (2), Appleton, Dean, Fuegen

    Post #266 - NYCKS Show - Manaro, Vitale, Lake, Johnson, Carson, Crist, Loveless

    Post #267 - Hanson, Knapp(6), Muller, Shahan, Vanderkolff

    Post #272 - Smith, Lovestrand, Ball, Ferry

    Post 276 - Engraved Knives - Bennica, Busfield, Carter, Hoel(3), Kious, Wood, Warenski, Eaton

    Post 282 - Emmanuel, Fogarizzu, Kressler(2), Puddu, Appleton, Horn, Lake,

    Post #292 - Hill Pearce, Kevin Evans

    End of 2009 Studio work. 2010 continued below.

    Coop
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    2010 Gallery Index

    Post #302 - Mathews/Twinblades, Schwarzer, Hanson, White

    Post #303 - Jim Harrison / Seamus knives

    Post #307 - Hochstrat/Osborne, Cai/Kious, Hansen/Hansen

    Post #208 - 2010 SharpByCoop.com website improvements announcement

    Post #318 - Fisk, Moran, White, Patton, Knapp

    Post #319 - Muller (2), Best, Cronk, Pachi, Gemstones

    Post #322 - Sfreddo, Erickson/Warenski, Kressler

    Post #327 - Kevin Casey (8 knives)

    Post #333 - Bennica (2), Dailey, Hoel, Kious, Pachi, Wood, Walker

    Post #334 - Loerchner, Tschager(3), Pachi, Cronk(2), Rigney, Loerchner

    Post #347 - R. Base, Davis, Overeynder(3), Taylor

    Post #348 - Esposito(3), A. Fogarizzu(2), T. Fogarizzu, Lake, Wood

    Post #349 - (Engraved Pieces) Davidson, Hoel, Johnson, Lake(2), Loerchner, Sawby, Fogarizzu, Kious

    Post #362 - Best(2), Minnick, Dozier, Hogstrom(3)

    Post #363 - Schaller, Lerch, Overeynder, Sexstone, White, Royer, March of Dimes Collaboration

    Post #370 - Cohea, Hanson(2), Ferry, Sfreddo

    Post #378 - Loerchner (2)

    Post #385 - (Engraved) Bletcher, Bradshaw, Dean, Frank, McConnell, Steigerwalt

    Post #386 - Schaller, Loveless, Martin, Schmidt, Loerchner, Cecchini

    Post #401 - Chamblin, Hale, Hanson, Overeynder, Warenski, Friedly, Moran

    Post #403 - Blade Show, Cecchini/GTC (2)

    Post #415 - Doug Campbell

    Post #421 - Andrews, Casey, Ferry, ACE, Hanson, E. Loerchner, Loveless, RJ Martin, Warenski

    Post #422 - Dellana, Kious, Kious-Cai, Lovestrand, Muller, Banaitis, Rigney, JW Smith, CG Taylor, Waters

    Post #430 - Barnett, Bennica(3), Bose, Fogarizzu-Torcoli, Fuegen(2), Hitchmough-George, Lake

    Post #431 - Loveless, Rigney, Sawby, JWS, Taylor, Wood, Zscherny

    Post #440 - Lin(2), Loerchner(s), Hanson, Wheeler, Bump(2)

    Post #441 - Casey(5), Cornwell(3), Muller, Best

    Post #445 - Ouye(3), Obrien

    Post #449 - Bennica, Buchanan, Dailey, Kious, Loerchner(2), Olson, Osborne, Rapp

    Post #450 - Wood, Walker(2), Steinau, Steigerwalt, Schmidt(2), Banaitis, Kious-Cai

    Post #451 - Harumi Hirayama(4)

    Post #460 - Bump, Loveless, Mathews, White, Suhrbier, Lin, KNapp(3)

    Post #461 - Andrews, Fredeen, Hogstrom, Stout-Small, Vestal, Wheeler

    Post #462 - NYCKS 2010

    Post #464 - SBC Tutorial - DSLR vs. Pocket Digicam comparison

    Post #465 - SBC Digital Wallpapers available

    Post #467 - Kious-Cai, Stout-Small, Fogarizzu-Torcoli, Pease-Small, William Henry Studio

    Post #471 - Rapp, Brend, Meers, Kious (3), Ruple, Walker, Hanson, Warenski

    Post #472 - Bose(s), Burke, Desaulniers, Loveless, Lovestrand, Fogarizzu/Torcoli, Kious, Morotti, Pena, Warenski

    End 2010 - Begin 2011

    Post #482 - William Henry Studio, Ouye, Fuegen, Johnson, Watanabe, Harumi, Loveless

    Post #484 - (6) Assorted watches

    Post #486 - Casey, Vestal, Hanson, Knapp (2) Muller

    Post #487 - Lark, Letourneau

    Post #490 - Appleton, Bose, Dailey, Josh, Loveless, Morotti (2), Osborne, Preston

    Post #491 - Rapp, Scotti, Sylvestrelli, Towell (2), Warenski, Wood

    Post #498 - Martin, Ouye (2), Cornwell (3)

    Post #499 - Lloyd Hale

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    D'Alton Holder, Terry Betts, Mike Zscherny, Jeffrey Cornwell









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    Keith Ouye - Engraving by Bruce Shaw







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    Bob Crowder, Gary Root, Jody Muller, Charles Vestal









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    Stunning set of photos there Coop!

    Picking a favorite? I have to go for that D' Alton Holder piece. Bruce's engraving and choice of colors is brilliant. The lines on D's sub hilt are as graceful as any I have ever seen to be sure.

    A wonderful selection of blades and the makers shine in their craft!


    Peace.

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    Just love to view your images, Coop. Thanks for going to this extra trouble for us!

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    Some very awesome works of art in this thread so far!! Thanks Coop!
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    Thanks guys,

    As time allows, I will post comments on the knives and the makers. In the above series, I just wanted to get them out into the forefront. Each and every one deserves a bit of history or commentary.

    And there will be times I can only post and run....

    On the Car forums I frequent, the members have lengthy Journal threads which chronicle the improvements and transitions they have made throughout time. This format is how the mods ask the members to keep it organized and relevant. Smart.

    Curious how posting the larger web images is going to impact some. It's a balance, between clarity (on my part) and time (on the viewers part). On my end I don't like to 'let the tail wag the dog', so to speak. I like to show images in full clarity.

    Coop
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    those are some wonderful pictures Coop. Amazing clarity and they really show the neat bits, as well as the whole, as a complete package exceedingly well
    The Root persian styled fighter is amazing, and I've been watching Ouye's knives for the past couple of years. He really has his own language, and it's cool seeing him discover its depth.
    Sheesh, now when I go back and look, all those freakin knives are fantastic.

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    Coop:
    Those are some incredible pix, as usual. You get some incredible knives to photohraph!!

    Coop, do you have a place that has YOUR personal collection? I would love see the knives that YOU own and carry.

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    Those photos sure do show the knives at their best. The knives are great, but how they are photographed makes a world of difference in how they are perceived.

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    Great idea Coop - 2009 is off to an impressive start.

    Roger

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    Hill Pearce....

    Thanks, guys. I know you will enjoy this, too. It is not as tedious for me to create a complete new thread for every knife I shoot that ultimately deserves to be seen. And so this method will be convenient for me also.

    Quote Originally Posted by T.K.C. View Post
    Coop, do you have a place that has YOUR personal collection? I would love see the knives that YOU own and carry.
    Hi Suzanne. Funny you should ask....

    All the long-time forum members know I have a singular penchant for a maker whose work is rare, and he has all but fallen off the planet. Still, I find his work to be completely recognizable and timeless.

    Of course I am referring to Hill Pearce, who stopped making knives around 1990. He shared tables with the late Jim Schmidt, and studied forging under Sid Birt. His work creating black-powder rifles in the late seventies made his transition into knifemaking relatively easy.

    I have a network of friends and dealers who are on the lookout for HP pieces as they surface. Rare that they do. A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from dealer/maker Dan Piergallini again. He had a gem....



    In my conversations with Hill (He's still doing well, retired in Alabama), he once mentioned an ivory folder that was one of his faves. I haven't connected with him yet to verify, but I will.

    It has all the typical Hill Pearce amenities: Chisel clip, fluted long bolster, his trademark filework, superfine cuts surrounding the fluting and on the lock tab. And it has a few surprises: Look at the little carving on the head of the bolster and the front of the lockback, as well as that cross.

    The elephant ivory is mint and grainy, and the action is like new.

    This makes it #12 in my collection.

    Coop
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    Thanks for taking the time to post your pictures Coop.

    It is a PLEASURE to see them.

    Congrats on the recent acquisition. I can easily see why you have a penchant for Hill Pearce knives.

    Peter

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    Coop - that folder is a FANTASTIC find! Congrats!

    Roger

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    Coop, congrats that is a great find indeed. Besides the whole knife I especially like the chisel ground clip and the lockback area

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    Coop:
    That is an exquisite knife!!! WOW!! Thanks for sharing.

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    You do very good work and these knives are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

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