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Fighter in damascus and Amboyna burl

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by NickWheeler, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. NickWheeler

    NickWheeler

    Dec 3, 1999
    Hi Folks- :)


    We still don't have working phone or internet at home, so I'm trying to share this quick while visiting at my folks... :)

    Blade- forged from random pattern 1084/15N20, 9-5/8" long, ~1-5/8" at widest point, 0.250 at the guard, clip is ground to zero.
    OAL- 14-1/8"
    Guard- 416 ss (800 grit satin finish around the perimeter and mirror polished lugs)
    Handle- fantastic piece of stabilized Amboyna burl from Mark at BurlSource with a domed 416 ss pin.

    Thanks for looking :)

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  2. NickWheeler

    NickWheeler

    Dec 3, 1999
    [video=youtube;mJ1Eq-tyrS4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ1Eq-tyrS4[/video]
     
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    That could hardly be more lovely. Looks like a lengthened version of the Paranee, rendered in premium materials. Sweet.

    Seems like a small point to make when there's so much bigger goodness going on, but I really think the spacers here are a nice added touch.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012
  4. claudio-cas

    claudio-cas

    May 19, 2010
    Another fantastic work of Nick, I like the video, shows good balance and perfect reflections!
    Claudio
     
  5. Danbo

    Danbo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 28, 1999
    Meh; it looks like another Nick Wheeler knife to me. Which is to say, AWESOME! :)

    Knocked another one out of the park, Nick. :thumbup:
     
  6. peterinct

    peterinct

    Dec 13, 1999
    DEFINITELY has the Wheeler AWESOMENESS Nick! The close ups really show the beauty of the burl and the damascus pattern. The spacers add some nice detail.

    Peter
     
  7. billf

    billf Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 9, 2003
    Smoking, Nick !!! That is a beautiful piece of work :thumbup::thumbup:

    glad to see you are keeping busy....:p

    Bill Flynn
     
  8. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    sick and slick. Kinda reminds me of Wheeler's Steel a bit- definitely would make for a nice companion to it at any rate!
     
  9. Burl Source

    Burl Source

    Dec 7, 2008
    Beautiful Knife KNick!
    I really like the ladder that shows up in the steel when you move it around.
    Beautiful Everything with this one.
     
  10. sparrow75

    sparrow75

    328
    Mar 22, 2009
    great looking knife
     
  11. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    You are the man Nick

    Another spectacular blade
     
  12. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    such a deal!
     
  13. The Virginian

    The Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Nick,

    That is just spectacular! Congrats!
     
  14. Doug C

    Doug C

    Mar 15, 2005
    Gorgeous fighter, Nick ! :thumbup:

    Doug
     
  15. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    Typical gorgeous Wheeler knife.
     
  16. crimsonfalcon07

    crimsonfalcon07

    Dec 27, 2010
    I love it. I too think the spacers really set off the handle quite nicely, and the damascus pattern goes very well with that amboyna. I would love to own a piece like that.
     
  17. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Sweet knife.
     
  18. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    you guys know this is for sale, right? Killer deal.
     
  19. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 12, 2005
    I like the flats on the sides of the handle. What did you use for the spacers?
     

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