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Are you interested in a San Mai Nessmuk for $199 delivered to your door?

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by ArielSalaverria, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. bodhi_

    bodhi_

    540
    Jul 25, 2005
    Hi Ariel,

    maybe I've missed the updates but I'm interested, when or how can one order.

    regards
    roger
     
  2. ArielSalaverria

    ArielSalaverria KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2004
    bodhi_,

    Pre ordering is open already, you can either do that now based on the drawing and pictures I've posted or wait a week and order based on the real knife :)

    Ariel
     
  3. bodhi_

    bodhi_

    540
    Jul 25, 2005
    Then I'm ordering one, let me know how to pay the deposit.

    I'd love to have a lanyard hole.
    roger
     
  4. ArielSalaverria

    ArielSalaverria KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2004
    Roger,

    I'll add you to the list then :)
    No deposit is needed now.

    Ariel
     
  5. ArielSalaverria

    ArielSalaverria KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2004
    Well, looks like the prototype is ready, gentlemen :)

    Some more working pictures.

    Drilling the pins and lanyard holes before heat treating the blade.

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    Blade in the oven.

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    Tempering temperature. (C degrees) The blade stays in the oven for 15-20 minutes and then it gets quenched in oil at 60C

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    Stress relieving tempering (again, C degrees) Same quenching process as before.

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    Blade after the HT process.

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    Polished blade, right before the acid etching.
    More on how I do this here: http://www.aescustomknives.com.ar/docs/tutorial13.htm

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    Etched blade, ready to receive some handle slabs.

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  6. ArielSalaverria

    ArielSalaverria KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2004
    And behold, the finished knife! :D
    (I'll get better pictures soon, I promise)

    San Mai Nessmuk Knife
    San Mai damascus in 1010/1070 with a 5160 core.
    Overall length is 8" with a 3 1/2" cutting edge. 3 3/4" from tip of the blade to the handles. 1/8" thickness.
    Tapered butt-end. Curupay (a local hard wood) handles. Leather lanyard with a 1010/1070 damascus bead.

    Of course it'll have a pouch style handmade leather sheath.


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    Let me know what you think, all kinds of feedback apreciated!

    I believe the handle slabs like this look and feel good, but of course that will depend on wheter the customer wants it like that or full style.


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    Thanks for looking!


    Ariel
     
  7. knivesanonymous

    knivesanonymous

    612
    Aug 19, 2007
    Thats awesome do you have someone for #18 if not let me know. what a great job. You can do so much with a blade shape like that. Im a lefty so if 18 is avilable i need a lefty sheath. also a black micarta handle would be cool to.
    Thank and good work.
     
  8. pitdog

    pitdog

    Apr 13, 2007
    That blade is one of the most awesome I have seen however I think the it would look even better if the handle slabs were rounded so they had a little belly to them.....but hey what do I know !!!:foot:



    Great work !!!:thumbup:
     
  9. WILLIAM.M

    WILLIAM.M Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    I agree with Pitdog!!!
    and I'm #4 on the list!!!

    Great work!!!!!
     
  10. ArielSalaverria

    ArielSalaverria KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2004
    ka, I am covered up to #23 now, I can add you as #24 if you'd like :) (knives won't be numbered -never even thought of that- numbers are just the order for the knives to be made)

    Lefty sheaths are no problem :D



    I can also round off the handles if the customer prefers it, there no extra charge for that either.

    Ariel
     
  11. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    That looks fantastic. I'm looking forward to getting mine.
     
  12. 007 Agent ZZero

    007 Agent ZZero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    That Nessie looks GREAT!!!! Can't wait for mine!!!! Could we get some spine shots Ariel??? I have some big mits so I might need a little extra thickness in the scales. What thickness and types of micarta will you be offering??? Keep up the fantastic work.
     
  13. mik0524

    mik0524

    22
    Dec 17, 2006
    Looks good, please add me to the list.
     
  14. ArielSalaverria

    ArielSalaverria KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2004
    007,

    It's 1/2" thick. I'll get detailed views once I get better pics.

    If someone needs particular handle thickness I'll asses it case by case, a little more is no problem.

    Now lets say someone wants 1" thickness, I can do it, but it'll cost a little bit more as I need to make micarta specially on that thickness or get thick enough wood and then the the sheath will have to be modified too.


    mik, please drop me an email so I can have your contact info :)


    Regards,

    Ariel
     
  15. bodhi_

    bodhi_

    540
    Jul 25, 2005
    Hi Ariel,

    you can sign me up for sure. Wood handles plus lanyard hole, like the design as is.

    Beautiful.
    roger
     
  16. ArielSalaverria

    ArielSalaverria KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2004
    bodhi, you're in as #23 :)

    Top and bottom views :)

    Thickness of the handle is 1/2"


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    I'm working with my webmaster to update the Nessmuk Project page with all this new pictures, details on what materials will be available, extra options, etc.

    Please suscribe to my newsletter so I can send you an email when that's online. You'll be able to get all the details there.

    Of course you can also email me any time to ask me about it!



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    Thanks for looking!


    Ariel
     
  17. ArielSalaverria

    ArielSalaverria KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 26, 2004
    Folks,

    I'll take orders up to #30 for the time being. After that we'll see if there are more people interested :)

    I don't want to commit to make more knives that I know I can handle, so first this 30, then we'll see if there's room for more or if I shall pass to a different model.

    All the guys that pre ordered one based on the mock up that are OK with how this turned out, please email me with "Nessmuk #XX (your number, based on the list on my website)" to confirm your order, and let me know the specs if you already know them.

    If we already discussed it, please email me again in this format so I can keep track of all the orders on the same place :)

    I'll update my website in some hours with all the pertinent information!

    Thanks for all the interest!

    Ariel
     
  18. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Since you put a limit on it I have to jump on it now. #24-25? Thanks Martin
     
  19. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Sign me up for one? I'll take #26 or whatever you have left. Great looking knife and I've been wanting a Nessmuk!
     
  20. Tracer-san

    Tracer-san

    854
    Jan 28, 2000

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