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Thread: PHOTOS: SharpByCoop • Gallery of Handmade Knives

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    Lightbulb Time for Deadly Elegance


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    Deadly Elegance - Part II









    Too close? Let's add some length...







    Below: As fine 'bulino' engraving as I've ever seen.

    This piece is by legendary Firmo Fracassi's daughter:


    Arguably, the VERY highest regarded engraver in the knife world:


    Thanks for viewing. This thread is a favorite of mine as well as yours, and my clients.

    I'm always busy, but never TOO busy for fresh work. Patience pays LARGE dividends.

    Coop
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    From my Portfolio Clients

    Some may have been seen, but they originated in the SBC studio...



















    ALL knockouts.

    Coop
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    Wonderful knives - so much to admire.
    Coop, your images are terrific - they stir both soul and imagination.

    Buddy Thomason

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    Beautiful Coop, I'd say Kevin Casey knows how to do feather damascus! Wow!

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    Amazing knives, especially those Italians

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    Sometimes it's hard to decide which is more a work of art, the photos or the knives.

    I love this thread. Thank you

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    Great knives, Coop, beautifully captured and gloriously displayed!

    All the best,
    David Darom (ddd)

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    INCREDIBLE additions Coop! Your pictures continue to impress as do the knives. Amazing portfolio.

    Peter

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    You're the man, Coop. I VERY often wish I had your job!

    To me, there's nothing more wonderful to see than the palettes of color in their full beauty, gracing the wonderful knives you're priviledged to shoot.

    Thanks again for all you do.

    Bob
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    WOW! What a show!

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    Great shots, great knives - what fun!

    Roger

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    Damn Coop! Every time I come in here I have to mop up my keyboard. You ARE the Man!!

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    The clarity of these shots is insane. Those folders look stunning. Your really mastering the knife popping off the ground thing. I love it.

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    Thank you guys. I appreciate your time making mention. Not needed, but always a fine gesture.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathan brand View Post
    The clarity of these shots is insane. Those folders look stunning. Your really mastering the knife popping off the ground thing. I love it.
    It is a signature of my work. Thanks. I must make mention that I learned this trick from Buddy Thomason about 5 years ago. He'd been elevating his work. I started doing this in ernest at Josh's hammerin in 2008. Also with Buddy, helping me create.

    You will sometimes see shiny blade edges on some of my latest portfolio images. Thanks to Duane Weikum for showing me a technique to gain that, when wished.

    Dr. Darom's eye for enlargements has guided many. Eric Eggley's lighting mastery makes me pay attention.

    We all have sources of inspiration. These are only a few.

    Coop
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    Paul Long took snapshots, and Joe Paranee described this series of ten Jason Knight knives before I got this crazy fighter. They sold nine in three days.

    I'd bet these would have shortened that span.



    This sheath isn't included, but you know my first call, had I ordered one.


    All gone now.
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    This thread is just amazing. I can and have spent hours here. Getting to see these knives is a great gift to us collectors and I bet makers too.
    "There is no further education to be gained by the second kick of a mule."

    "Opening doors and letting a little fresh air in every once in a while is good for this place."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastid View Post
    This thread is just amazing. I can and have spent hours here. Getting to see these knives is a great gift to us collectors and I bet makers too.
    As a maker I can assure you that your 100% correct! The inspiration and the desire to improve ones own work is a great by-product of quality images such as these in this thread.

    Thanks Mr. Cooper!

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    I have had a few makers send me multiple pieces lately. Here are two, both with a lot to admire:

    Steve Vanderkolff hails from the Great White North loves visually engaging materials:


    I purposely chose vastly different backgrounds and displays for these two folders.




    Mastersmith J.D. Smith is from Roxbury Ma, and has been collaborating with Joseph Shnayder with his own sculpted handles and carving.

    To say these pieces are 'over the top' would be true and a compliment. They are meant to be.

    Just WOW!




    And a final display of this sword. I cannot tell you how impressive this beast is. It's huge. So much so, that I decided I could not shoot it under my normal tent on a background, and so in a departure from my norm, I created a digital image with the insets. It came out great, and I'll be using this technique on larger pieces more often.


    The mark on the sword was cut with tungsten. It's completely holographic, as it glows iridescent light/dark as you rotate it. Wonderful.

    As impressive as Joseph's carving is, it is equalled by JD's incredibly tight steel. It's a pattern he's perfected and there is no one better.

    Glad to show you these makers!

    Jim
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