Tapered, filedworked tang, matching sheath

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Here's one I just finished up for a customer. I've never seen someone grin like this guy when I handed him his new knife.

It's an O-1 blade, mirror polished with stainless guard and pin/tubes. The blade was ground from 5/32 stock, tang tapered to a 1/16" and fully fileworked with a vine-style pattern. The handle is AAA grade curly maple and the sheath is carved with a vine design. His left arm was balding quickly when he left. =)

A little heads up, too... another one is in the works with slightly different filework, ironwood, and mosaic pins. It will go up for sale on BF in about a week...

Thanks for looking! Let me know what you think.
Patrick

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Beautiful work. There is just something about a custom knife. I would love to have one of your eventually. Nice nice work.
 
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Very nice looking package Patrick. I like the fact that your making sheaths to fit whatever concept you have in the knife. Vine filework/carved vine on the sheath.
Keep it up Patrick. Oh, btw, your photos are also looking really good.
 
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Good job Patrick, great looking cutting unit.
Watch out, the steel will become your mistress.

John
 
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We - steel and I - have reached an agreement. There will hopefully be a few more of my knives up here before a necessary hiatus from knifemaking.

Thanks
Patrick
 
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I hope i can make such beautiful knives one day.. When i sell a knife, people smile cause they are thinking of ways to try and break it. Awesome!!
 
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Steven P, I used a mixture of chromium trioxide and water to get the color and grain definition, then, after 1000 grit sanding to improve color contrast further, I used Birchwood Casey's sealer and filler, then a couple of coats of Tru-Oil. Light buffing to get the gloss, then they're done. I hope this helps.
 
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