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Hamon!!

Discussion in 'Osprey Knife & Tool' started by Osprey Knife & Tool, Nov 14, 2017 at 3:43 PM.

  1. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Here is a little sneak peak of what I have been doing the last few days.

    First video is a Bowie in W2 with a nice Hamon, it is polished to 800 grit.
    I am not completley satisfied with the polish and etch so I will polish it somemore and etch again.


    Second video is another Blade in W2 this one is a Raptor variant, but rather large (Bowie Large)]
    This one is polished to 400 grit, and I did a test etch to see what it is I am working with.
    Time to take it on up to a higher grit and do somemore etching!

    More to come in the next few days!




     
  2. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Another one for the evening!
    Chef/Butcher knife in 1095
    This one is at a rough 400 grit and I did a test etch to see what I am looking at, tomorrow I will take this one and the others to a higher grit and re-etch the blade.
    This one has really nice thin blade geometry!

    More to come in a few days...



     
  3. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    There is some serious badass energy in those blades waiting to be turned loose. They project a dark and menacing beauty like nothing you have made before. Awesome work Chris!

    Phil
     
  4. Coach23

    Coach23 Gold Member Gold Member

    65
    Dec 30, 2015
    +1 to what Comprehensivist said!! I am recalling digging the Hamon and can't wait to see what scales you match with it!!
     
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  5. varga49

    varga49 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 1, 2016
    +2 on what Phillip is able to articulate, very well by the way. It’s exciting to watch you enter this new territory Chris!
     
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  6. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    Outstanding Chris! These are an artistic level of their own. Really really nice.
     
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  7. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Thank you Phil, I am really pleased with the way these turned out, this is years of practice culminated here!

    Thank you! If all goes well I plan to have these glued up this weekend!

    Thank you Douglas, I like doing these, the polishing and etching can be time consuming though!

    Thank you Dave, I am glad you like them!
     
  8. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I've been enjoying seeing these on IG, fricken awesome!
     
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  9. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Looking good. The Raptor inspired variant is especially lively
     
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  10. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    @Osprey Knife & Tool Chris, that kicks butt!!

    And while that kicks butt, I still look at the title "Hamon" and Michael Jackson comes to mind. All you need to do is add an S and you'll get it ;)

     
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  11. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Some of you may remember this big beast from awile back, I decided to polish it out and see what kind of Hamon was lurking beneath the surface.


    Well.......

    Im not very pleased with the way the Hamon on this bowie with a 13” blade in 1095 steel turned out, it is too splotchy and washes out is certain places.

    I will finish it out and play with it however to test the heat treat and the design concept.

    I plan on making another in the future and hopefully that on has a Hamon more to my liking.






     
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  12. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014

    Hahahhahahaha.....
    I got a good laugh at of this one!!!
    Thanks for sharing Jerry!
     
  13. Osprey Knife & Tool

    Osprey Knife & Tool Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 4, 2014
    Thanks Orion, I am glad you enjoy seeing these!


    Thank you Danny, I am pretty pleased with how that one turned out! Rest assure I will be doing more of this!
     

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