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Texas Heritage Hunter and FIF Damascus

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Jason Fry, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Jason Fry

    Jason Fry KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 5, 2008

    One of my favorite things to do is to make knives with historical materials. A couple of times a year, I'll build a "Texas Heritage Series" knife. This knife, available for purchase, comes with all kinds of wonderful stories. The blade of this knife is 33 layer slow twist 1080/15n20. This piece of steel is the other half of the billet from which I made the crescent blade of my Forged in Fire final weapon, the Qinglong Ji. The guard of this knife is wrought iron wagon wheel from my great-great grandfather George Kromer of Spicewood, TX. The spacers are World War 2 practice bomb material collected from a training target. The handle material is osage/bois d'arc fence post from a fence installed in 1912 along the railroad between Abilene and Dallas. The fileworked frame is blued mild steel. 10.5" overall length with a 5.25 blade.

    Front side profile

    Front side damascus

    Back side profile

    Back side damascus

    Fileworked and blued frame handle

    Screenshot of this billet from FIF

    The other half made this :)

    This one's for sale in the classifieds, now that I finally renewed my Knifemaker membership :)
    Dawkind and Bradenk1987 like this.

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