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Gold inlaid Skull

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Del Raso Knives, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Del Raso Knives

    Del Raso Knives

    726
    Dec 24, 2005
    G'day all, just completed this latest iteration of my Persian style fighter. As with previous builds I have kept the skull theme on the bolsters. Working with engraver Marcello Pedini, we decided to take it up a notch and inlay gold skulls instead of just having them engraved.

    The blade steel is Takefu VG10 core san mai and the blade is hollow ground and with a tapered tang. The bolsters are 416 stainless. The settings for the Garnet cabochons are also stainless. The domed pins are brass, sadly pockets weren't deep enough for gold. Scales are lovely cream coloured stabilized Giraffe with thin black liners. OAL is 12" X 7" blade.

    Hope you like it and thanks for looking.


    [​IMG]Persian Fighter by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr



    [​IMG]Giraffe bone scales by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr



    [​IMG]IMG_0570 by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr



    [​IMG]Tapered tang by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr



    [​IMG]Gold Skull inlay by Peter Del Raso, on Flickr
     
    Odog27, Dusty One, LongRifle and 23 others like this.
  2. KCGGBC

    KCGGBC KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    301
    Aug 14, 2012
    Stunning, just stunning. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Well done
     
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  4. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    949
    Oct 1, 2017
    Awesome looking knife very well done
     
  5. Castnet

    Castnet Gold Member Gold Member

    462
    May 3, 2015
    Beautiful piece!
     
  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    That’s an awesome piece, Brother Peter.....your work is soooo precise and ultra-clean.

    Maybe something similar to this model next time?! ;)
     
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  7. Stumpy

    Stumpy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2001
    That is one fantastic looking piece, it just screams class.
     
  8. seanj

    seanj

    151
    Mar 1, 2010
    Immaculate!
     
  9. Grouser1741

    Grouser1741

    294
    Apr 17, 2018
    That was a great idea it's working. That thing's gorgeous
     
  10. john april

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

    Feb 27, 2006
    top notch ! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    What a beauty! Mike
     
  12. i4Marc

    i4Marc KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2011
    Elegant and beautiful craftsmanship as usual.
     
  13. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    Incredible!
     
  14. Del Raso Knives

    Del Raso Knives

    726
    Dec 24, 2005
    Thanks for all your comments and likes Gents. Scored some stunning blue-green mammoth scales for the next one.
     
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  15. Larrin

    Larrin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2004
    The San-mai VG-10 was a good match for the piece.
     
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  16. mitch13

    mitch13

    Nov 3, 2004
    Superb work my friend.
    Cheers
    Mitch
     
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  17. James Wayne Lamb

    James Wayne Lamb

    18
    May 24, 2017
    Gorgeous.
    Flawless.
     
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  18. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Really like it.....Fantastic work !!!!
     
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  19. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives

    739
    Aug 24, 2014
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