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3D carbon fiber dressed blades

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by John Blazy, Dec 7, 2018 at 3:36 PM.

  1. John Blazy

    John Blazy KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 3, 2017
    John Gray knocked it out of the park with his use of Chatoyant Carbon Fiber in Wild Ribbon Flame / Purple Chameleon interleaf


    Then Allen Elishewitz has continued his love of CCF (new blades featuring lots of it at upcoming TKI show)
    Recently perfected my dichroic resin stock into machineable grip / inlay stock as well (Dichrolam Red Burl below)
    Then Black Sea was reborn:

    These two previous materials are also making their way into custom knives, just no pics yet.

    Then Jason Overall of Larevo Knives has had cool success with CCF:


    This pic illustrates why its 3D. The CF has inherent chatoyance (measure of light reflection off fiberous materials, Tiger Eye, Sapphire, figured wood, etc), and this is the first CF ever that is pressed in molds that are based on actual wood figure. When machined flat, it shows the 3D "flash" of figure seen in curly maple, figured Koa, etc. Except that I designed the molds with emphasized figure, and wider flame waves.

    The above is solid CF, but I am able to interleaf metallic layers during layup like this:
  2. anton_anton

    anton_anton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    very nicely done!
    John Blazy likes this.

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