18" Keffeler Sword (K18), AKA The KOD Piece

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. LVMPDawg

    LVMPDawg

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    Jan 29, 2003
    Ho Lee Sh--
     
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  2. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    No kidding, this is by FAR the most engraved area on a single piece for me:eek:

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  3. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    Is the engraving more difficult because of the steel type and hardness? Probably worse then on a gun frame?
     
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  4. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    IIRC, this is before it gets sent for the heat treat.
     
  5. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Yup, it's in the same state as when Nathan machines it so it actually cuts rather nicely...the biggest problem with this one is working around the size.
     
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  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  7. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
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  8. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 25, 2018
    This thing is a lot of fun...
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    but not to be trifled with...
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    All in all a truly spectacular piece that would have made minced meat of the KOD course. The Evil Genius and Good Doctor both deserve medals for this one.
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  9. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Thanks, but it REALLY is huge!:eek::D

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  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Just some cleanup/background texture and shading left:D

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  11. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    “Just” on a piece like this will mean how many more hours Chip? You have a unique set with all the models you have added your signature engraving too, do you ever see yourself selling any of those?
     
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  12. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Ooof...probably another 7-8 hours, hopefully knock it out next shift if the blinky lights cooperate;)

    Probably the only one that MIGHT possibly move on is the satin/engraved UF with the Osage scales...I made it TOO pretty, so it just sits in the display case :confused:
     
  13. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Beautiful! Are you going to test to make sure that blood will still properly flow down the blood groove after you have engraved it? ;)
     
  14. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
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  15. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    <EDIT> Decided to ask NinJO my question in her thread...
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    4 (finished today) ship tomorrow
     
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  17. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Totally freakin' AWESOME!!!! :eek::D:thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Thanks Nathan!!!!!
     
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  18. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
  19. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
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  20. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    It'll do;):cool:
     

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