Dragon Slayer Integral

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  1. Del Raso Knives

    Del Raso Knives

    757
    Dec 24, 2005
    A bit of a roll reversal on this piece. Instead of me asking engraver Marcello Pedini to do some work for me, he asked if I could make a blade for him, specifically one suited to a lot of deep carving and engraving. Ya, sure, how could I say no.

    Can't imagine how many hours he has put into this, certainly a lot more than I have. I've made him a second blade the same, Marcello has told me it is going to have a Viking theme.

    The knife steel is 3/8" thick 440C. OAL is 9 1/2" X 4 3/4" blade. No idea when the next one will be done, not any time soon I recon. Hope you find this piece interesting.

    [​IMG]Dragon slayer integral by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Dragon integral knife by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Dragon Slayer by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr


    [​IMG]integral knife by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Dragon knife by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr
     
  2. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    holy crap, astonishing work!!!
     
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  3. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Wow Peter That is absolutely mind boggling! Amazing piece.:)
     
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  4. Houlahound

    Houlahound

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    Aug 2, 2017
    Wow!!
     
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  5. herdbull

    herdbull Gold Member Gold Member

    595
    Jan 30, 2018
    Fantastic detail and the blade is nicely crafted as well.
     
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  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    You two make a helluva team! :D

    Your inimitable style and his extraordinary engraving....:cool:
     
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  7. toolboxtat

    toolboxtat

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    Nov 27, 2007
    :thumbsup: All the way around...
     
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  8. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy

    Aug 21, 2014
    That's intense.

    Very well done.

    Very cool.
     
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  9. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    That........is..........GORGEOUS!
     
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  10. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    Absolutely incredible!
     
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  11. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Wow! That is exquisite.
     
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  12. navman

    navman Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 4, 2013
    WHOA!!!!
     
  13. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Stunning. :thumbsup:
     
  14. R APPLEBY

    R APPLEBY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 11, 2003
    Incredible, What a great colab piece!!!!!
     
  15. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Beautiful work of art !
     
  16. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Simply outstanding!
     
  17. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    WOW!
     
  18. Del Raso Knives

    Del Raso Knives

    757
    Dec 24, 2005
    Thanks everyone, I'll be sure to pass on your comments to Marcello. A bit of background on Marcello some may find interesting. Marcello had a friendship and working relationship with Buster Warenski when he was living and teaching in the States before moving to Australia. I often get to finger one of Buster's hunters Marcello owns and has engraved.

    Meant to include this pic with the first batch, shows how much of a transformation Marcello's work brought to the piece.


    [​IMG]Integral knife blank by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr
     
  19. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Wow, you gave him a pretty clean canvas (except for that big thumbprint)! Great work by both of you.

    Peter, I don't think I can PM you on this site. Is there a way to contact you (I don't use facebook)?
     
  20. Del Raso Knives

    Del Raso Knives

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    Dec 24, 2005

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