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    Excellent, as always.

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    Diversity.

    I've been privileged to work with Matt Conable and Rick Thornburg from William Henry Studios. Here's a shot I did for them which may make it into some publication. I am told it was already used at the Hollywood Golden Globe Awards in some capacity.



    I'll probably be at the ECCKS visiting Keith. He's a fantastic maker, a good friend, and if I can help him out there, I'll try. (It's the only show I may attend as a collector, as Eric Eggly handles the photo work.)



    You won't see this kind of diversity from Larry Fuegen too often.



    Here is a stellar example of a knife with a blade MUCH too small in proportion with the handle. For it's intended purpose, it absolutely correct.



    While we're visiting this department....



    Must be a good day for pearl...



    And a rare look at an odd RWL integral:



    Coop
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpByCoop View Post
    You won't see this kind of diversity from Larry Fuegen too often.



    Coop
    It's good to see this knife in all its glory. It once belonged to me and it is (and will be) the only Kris bladed dagger Larry has ever made!! If it wasn't for my forced change to folders otherwise this knife would still be in my collection!! Great pic Coop

    Marcel

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    'Time' for a change?

    Just for the fun of it I shot a few images of my user watches. Believe me, photographing them clearly is easily as specialized as knives, maybe moreso.









    I have a huge appreciation for good watch photography. There are a bunch of amatuer sites which explain the process well, and the BEST shots, by advertisers, well, you have to figure out how they did it.

    I posted these in G&G forum, but I figured you'd enjoy them, too.

    Coming up: A few more knives I've completed.

    Coop
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    Nice Krieger

    Marcel

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    I've done a bunch of work for members that got posted in individual threads. Here they are again for quick reflection and admiration:









    Here are a few that did NOT get covered in the forum threads here:





    More next post....
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    Dave Lark is probably best known as an engraver in our world. He's also a talented new knifemaker. Here he has crafted his own knives along with his exceptional engraving:





    (I returned to an OLD effective format to display these below. It's a 'collage' not a montage. After our discussion of busy images, I felt this just right.)


    And here he included the working print-outs of the scenes for his client. I found them compelling and added a secondary shot to admire.



    Another maker who was directed to me (Thanks, Les!) to have his work photographed is Paul Letourneau. Certainly not a common sighting here on Bladeforums, but I'd like to see that change... starting now.









    Really good stuff. Thanks for viewing.

    Coop
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    What a nice collection there! (2 posts up) Coop, those images are absolutely gorgeous, "10s" all of them. Beautiful work by everyone.
    Buddy Thomason

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    I am humbled to be shown in the company of these craftsman.

    Mark Knapp
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    2011 - let's get ON with it!

    If you have ever handled one of these, it's an experience unforgettable.


    Simple = good.


    Still one my favorite makers in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!


    Stop. Do not scroll past. Savor every flute and pattern in the steel and the handle. Then admire the shape. It doesn't get better.


    A neophyte would look at this and say: Huh? A savvy collector would know.


    How would you like yours? In black pearl...?


    ... or in white pearl? I can do either.


    Or would you like it with or without a flute in the bolster?


    The warmth in this piece is like a campfire.


    Here you go. I added some corny captions to make you wince. <wink>

    Coop
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    Push daggers are supposed to be sinister and singularly lethal. I'm finding them cute.


    A classic done to perfection - the Italian way!


    Viva Italia!


    Just right...


    how can this pack so much admiration for such a small knife?


    Read it closely: Sole authorship!


    A knifemaker's knifemaker. Here's why.


    Thanks for admiring!

    Coop
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharpByCoop View Post
    How would you like yours? In black pearl...?


    Coop
    A gentleman always wears black These are really beautiful.

    Marcel

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    PURE awesomeness Coop! Too many to pick a favorite amongst the recent additions alone, forget even this one page!

    Thanks,
    Peter

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    As far as the Julie Warenski sole authorship dagger/sheath is concerned, it's from the 2007 AKI. Julie has made only twelve sole authorship knives in her career, all dating from after Buster's passing in 2005.

    This one is really beautiful. As I understand it, going to the AKI and winning the drawing is the only way you can get one of Julie's sole authorship knives anymore.

    Bob
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    Amazing photography Coop... and STUPENDOUS subjects!

    I. AM. AWE. STRUCK...
    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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    The blade is - https://www.brisa.fi/portal/index.ph...roducts_id=741

    the handle is made by bulgarian handle and sheat maker - walnut, brass, http://knivesworld.net/index.php?pag...mid=25&lang=bg





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    Well... are you sure this is the right place ? Isn't this thread dedicated to Coop's pictures ?

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    One of my favorite makers, with one of my favorite models, by one of my favorite dealers.

    RJ Martin




    One of my favorite makers as well. Keith Ouye and his wife Amy are always so kind--they include a small gift or token for my son, Trevor often. THAT'S the 'Aloha Spirit'!


    This is a tribute to a Submarine unit for a client.


    Jeffrey Cornwell's classy business card reads: Treasure Art Blades. I think so.

    We're still at sea: Lovely warm waters + Fantasy mermaids.

    (Real vinyl gradient background)

    A variation of a theme knife he'd already done before. This time in a fitting one-piece suit instead of skinny dipping.

    (Anyone paying attention will recognize this is a digital background. Something I rarely do, but I could not get the colors or the look he wanted on a real background. That's probably a good thing in this case; he was VERY pleased! I enjoyed the process, too.

    Lastly, the wind has picked up and we'd better take cover on land...


    A pleasure to show you. (^^^ Looks like I've picked up a hitchhiker or two in here. NP. )

    Coop
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    And another...

    Let's keep the electricity, errr.... eccentricity flowing.

    Lloyd Hale never disappoints in being nutty.


    Coop
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    Always love those images, thanks Coop.

    Bob
    "Avatar - Roman Dagger by Curt Erickson"

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