Matching Buckeye Drop Points

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A couple ones from Von Hagen Knives.

I played with idea of making matching knives for a while until I came up with a style that I was happy with. These Drop Point Style Knives are both made from 01 Tool Steel. The smaller one is made from 7/64" Bar Stock. The overall length is 7" with a blade length of 3". The longer one is made from 1/8" Bar Stock. The overall length of this one is 9 1/8" with a blade length of 4 3/4".
These knives are made from matching Buckeye Burl. They have been book matched using the same block of wood.
Both of the blades have been etched to add dimension.

I do love making knives. It is my passion, my art. Every knife that I make is for sale and it is still a thrill when each of them sell!!
 

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Great stuff- I like those a lot! Are the tangs on both tapered, or just the larger one?
 
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Great stuff- I like those a lot! Are the tangs on both tapered, or just the larger one?

Mike, Thank you first for taking the time to leave a comment.
Yes both knives are tapered. I taper all of my knives to take the extra weight off and to balance them. It's important to me to have a balanced and light weight knife.

Norcal, Thank you, also, for your comment and your kind words.

Rick
 
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Thanks for the reply Rick. That's a really special pair of knives you made- someone is going to be very happy with them!
 
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very nice! I've never tried etching O1, is this pattern typical for this steel? What agent did you use for your etch?
 
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Very Nice Rick!!! I sure recognize your style whenever I see one of your blades. I was messing around w/one of your blades I have in D2 this past weekend. Funny thing when I get it out of the case and think about beating on it... I just can't. The thing looks like a piece of art, the sheath is FANTASTIC too... smooth and soft leather and the blade simply slips in and out w/a bit of tension, but almost like a nice made-to-fit leather glove fits your hand... this sheath hugs the blade.

These look great!!!
 
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I was messing around w/one of your blades I have in D2 this past weekend. Funny thing when I get it out of the case and think about beating on it... I just can't. The thing looks like a piece of art, ...

Wow!! Thank you SO MUCH for your nice words! You bought that knife back it March. I sure hope you've used it at least once or twice since then!!! :D
Thank you for taking the time to leave a note. I'm glad that you are happy with it!
 
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What agent did you use for your etch?

Thank you for the note. I sent you a more detailed response but the "simple answer" is that I use a mustard patina to etch my blades.

Thanks, again, for taking the time to drop a note.
Rick
 
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Very excellent work. Both workmanship and pleasing to the eye. How much for a similiar piece, the smaller EDC?
 
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James,
Thank you for the post and thank you for your nice words. I sent you a message with the remainder of your answer.
Thanks again,
Rick
 
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