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A Jäger from damascus and sambar.

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by surfer, May 30, 2019.

  1. surfer

    surfer

    407
    Jan 30, 2003
    Hello,
    just finished, this Jäger with damascus steel.
    10,7cm drop point blade from damascus steel, forged by Norbert Bahls from 1.2842, C100 and 75Ni8 with about 300 layers.
    11,6mm handle from sambar and steller sea cow.
    Guard and pommel from bronze.

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    Regards
    Nicolas
     
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  2. Templehound

    Templehound

    39
    Apr 22, 2019
    Beautiful blade, bro!;)
     
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  3. Grouser1741

    Grouser1741

    294
    Apr 17, 2018
    That's one badass looking knife. Would you have time to explain how you do such a great job profiling the base cap Around the Horn without nicking the horn. Massive skills man.
     
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  4. surfer

    surfer

    407
    Jan 30, 2003
    Thank you, it's not that difficult, just file in a slight angle so that you won't touch the sambar.

    Kind regards
    Nicolas
     
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  5. Grouser1741

    Grouser1741

    294
    Apr 17, 2018
    Thank you sir
     
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  6. kevin (theprofessor)

    kevin (theprofessor)

    143
    Dec 12, 2009
    I love the guard and transition area. really sets off the rest of it. beautiful knife.
     
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  7. bwlacey

    bwlacey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    708
    Nov 12, 2013
    Beautiful!
     
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  8. Ebbtide

    Ebbtide

    Aug 20, 1999
    So many things make this knife good. As said earlier the butt cap.
    The even plunge lines with crisp shoulders.
    The soldering job. More makers should present this photo and the OP shows both sides. Kudos.
    The facets on the guard with crisp lines and the thin, even end on the guard.
    Those are some of the little/big things that separate one from the pack.
    Well done.
     
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  9. surfer

    surfer

    407
    Jan 30, 2003
    Wow, thank you so much!!!
    Regards
    Nicolas
     
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  10. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    very brave of you to do a soldered joint. nice !
     
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  11. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Very nicely done. That is a beauty with exquisite details. :thumbsup:

    Ray
     
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  12. surfer

    surfer

    407
    Jan 30, 2003
    Thank you very much Sirs!!!
    I solder all my guards as I think it's the most traditional way to seal the guard / blade.
    On rare exceptions I used JB Weld.
    The problem with soldering damascus or blades with forge texture is, that later it's hard to get the solder out of the deep etched texture, so the solder has to be done with exceptional care.
    Etching the blade after soldering the guard is another option but you risk, that the acid will stain the solder or guard. I tried to cover all these parts with nail polish, but that will withstand only for a short time.

    Kind regards
    Nicolas
     
  13. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Very Nice Work !!!
     
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