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Close friends of mine have a son who is in engineering college and is an entrepreneur. He designed a classy bottle opener and is having them produced.

"Can you help us with photos?" Yes I can. :)

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Greg Cimms lives about an hour away and doesn't mind taking the ride to visit for a photo shoot. I like having him here, because we work together on the project and format. That, and his work is So. Damn. Good.

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Don Hanson III. "Say it loud and there's music playing, say it soft, and it's almost like praying..." (Lyrics from 'Maria' - West Side Story) ;)

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I hesitate offering too close of a detail shot. Only the better makers can stand up to magnification. DH3 is up to the task.

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Tim Steingass has been charging up the maker-to-watch ladder for years. He knows how to make knives, and the value of promoting his knives. He sells them all. :D

This model is what he calls his 'Relentless Fighter'. (BL/OAL: 9"/13 3/4" Material: CPM-154 Bolster: 416SS) Stand BACK!

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This pair was made for a father and son. Great family!

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Thanks for viewing!

Coop
 

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Brett Schaller crafted this tidy Loveless-style drop-point hunter. His sheath work is just as eye-grabbing. :eek:
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Pages of information by Joe Paranee surround this visceral piece by David Mirabile. Outstanding! I archive it here for quick access and study as well.
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What a pleasure it is to be introduced to the new stars in knifemaking. Here are a pair of superb knives by young maker Jordan Lamothe (still a student at Williams College). You saw them here first!
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Tyler Turner is from Missouri, and is a farmer, however that's not ALL he does well. check out how sturdy and clean this folder is.
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Kevin Klein and Jason Morrissey both hail from New England, and they collaborated on this dirk. Jason = steel, Kevin = build: 1+1=4 :thumbup:
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Greg Cimms / Kayne Custom Knives (Kayne is his middle name) REALLY knows his way around a forge and a workbench. Check out the endgrain spacer!
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Greg brought these directly to my studio, and we shot them together. [email protected]@K at the skulls in this steel! (And yes, Don Hanson III was prominently mentioned as inspiration by Greg. ;) I wonder if Greg was aware of Robbin Hudson's octagonal ergonomic handles. It sure works here!)
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They are even watching us from the frontspine. :eek:
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Coop,

I eagerly await your installments, you and your clients never disappoint.

Some of life's pleasures.

The Mirabile/Paranee project is outstanding!

Thanks!

Steve
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Member, W.F. Moran Jr. Foundation
ABS Apprentice Smith
 
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Three letters: DH3, OMG, FTW.

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We need the blues.

Tim Withers
stuns us with his irreverent and bold usage of blue G10. Whatta knife!

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Steven Ramos uses some form of iridescent stone to give us his blues. I'll take them!

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He makes a MEAN sheath!

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More blueness. Ron Best fanboi alert: Ron is one of the hardest working, most stimulating makers out there. That he's a foremost family man and provider for his challenging kids, give me pleasure showing them.
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Tim Steingass is winning the war on appeal. His clients are eating them up!

[email protected]@k at these: Forged and flat, stock and hollow, stag and wood. Both winners!

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Side draw sheaths:

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A PAIR of 'Battle Bowies'. To make a bigger statement, you'd need a bullhorn!

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We've all admired Jody Muller's engraving and folders. Now look at his deep-relief carving. :eek:

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Did I mention I like Ron Best's work? ;) (This one has a slightly different blade shape from the two previous.)

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Jose J. Sosa Perdomo: This came directly from Spain to me, then to a collector overseas. An elegant historical and traditional knife in that area.

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Terry Lee Renner is imaginative and skilled. Witness this formidable pair of fighters:

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They fit in this large opposed sheaths with a backstrap...

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...so you may take on any manner of malefactors with aplomb. :thumbup:

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'Don't Mess With Texas!' That's where Spencer Aplin comes from, and this knife blew UP my Instagram comments when it was shown. A proper awakening!

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We stand in awe of new 2016 Mastersmith: Andrew Meers.

His thematic work continues to amaze and behold. Here he has created a folder with a tribute to the amazing paradise 'rifle bird'. (Click to see this video and admire the beauty.)

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I'll have more soon. Thanks for being patient!

Jim
 

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Let's look at some current forged goodness. AGAIN!


Mike Quesenberry, MS
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Matt Gregory
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Haley DesRosiers, MS
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Steve Randall, MS
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Tim Steingass
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Following are (10) INCREDIBLE pieces from the guys at 'Dragons Breath Forge' up here in CT. (ALL of the makers have been on 'Forged in Fire').

Peter Swarz-Burt
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WOOTZ!
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Jamie Lundell
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Michael Coffey
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Matt Parkinson, JS
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E. Russ Andrews II, MS
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Paul Long leatherwork
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John Doyle
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Paul Long leatherwork
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Kevin Klein
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Alan Davis
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Jody Muller
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Josef Rusnak
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Julie Warenski
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D' Alton Holder
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They are ALL deserving of paragraphs of accolades and descriptions....

I'd just as soon you spend that time looking closely.

Thanks for viewing!

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It's been a VERY BUSY past month. We set up and shot at the New York Custom Knife Show (NYCKS) mid November. Before and after I have also been working to fulfill studio work.

Click this: 2016 NYCKS - Outstanding People & Outstanding Knives!

Here's a short sample of the 30+ images in my Show coverage thread:

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I've got a BUNCH MORE to show you, and we'll get to them.

Stay posted.....

Jim
 

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I get work from many sources. I LOVE the variety and the opportunity.

A coveted and legendary older 'Zipper' folder from Michael Walker. Sigh....
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A modern collab flipper which is as fun to open as it is to look at!
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Has John W. Smith EVER made a knife which didn't scream (quietly) "Quality!"...???
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...or for that matter, the renowned Steve Johnson.
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Canadian Brian Tighe (and friends) has created a mid-tech lineup. I was asked to do some tempting website displays. Sweet: Made in USA!
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LOOK at how cool this knife is from Anders Hogstrom!

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Model: Druid Sickle II/ Hand Scythe
Material: damasteel
Handle: North sea mammoth w copper lines and copper screw-hole-trim
Sheath: Masur birch and ebony display stand by maker
Comments: All done by hand/ hand operated tools. No mills, surface grinders or the like was used.

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Jay Hendrickson's knives are SO warm and appealing you forget how lethal they might be! :) :eek:

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The guys up here in Connecticut are KILLIN' IT with the work out of Dragon's Breath Forge. Here's one of the artisans: Jamie Lundell, with a long sword.

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D' Alton Holder and Stan Hawkins collaborated to show Frank Frazetta's (click to see original) renowned fantasy artwork (Mad polar bears pulling a dogsled. BALLSY!!)

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Shaun and Sharla Hansen just get fancier and fancier and better and better. Proof POSITIVE!

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Flying WAY under the radar is skilled maker Michael Craddock. Look closely at what I see!

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(Didja notice? I found a couple of new backgrounds this week!)


Thanks for viewing. :thumbup:

Coop
 
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