Years end review

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Phillip Patton, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Hey all,
    Sometimes at this time of year I like to post a thread reviewing all the knives made in the last year. I missed it last year, but since most of these have not been posted here at all, it seems like a good idea.

    First, let me apologize for the lack of variety in backgrounds. This is one area where my creativity fails me, so most of the blades are shot with plain brown paper under them. But, since my white balance settings are all over the place, in a way they are all different. :D LOL

    As always, comments and constructive criticism are welcome, but not required.

    So, without further ado, here is every knife I made this year in chronological order, except for a few that I didn't photograph. Most of them will have just one photo, except for a few that demand closeups.

    Thanks for your attention,

    Phillip


    P.S. Thanks also to all of you who helped make this my best year ever. :)


    Butterfly pattern bowie. About 10" blade, ironwood handle.

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    Bronze short sword with braided leather lace grip. I still have this one...

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    Dagger to go with short sword. I do not still have this one. ;-)

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    This blade had some flaws in it, so I put a cheap handle (locally grown walnut) on it and keep it around for a beater knife.

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    Part of a custom set for someone. This one had a 12" blade, damascus guard, and I think claro walnut handle.

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  2. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    The second knife in the set mentioned in the previous post. Same materials but 8" blade.

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    Hunter/camp knife. Ironwood handle, twist damascus blade.

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    Small bowie. I forget what this handle was. Maybe bubinga?

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    Custom fighter. 9" blade, ironwood handle, twisted laddered W's pattern.

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  3. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    My first F-S dagger. Cocobolo handle, damascus blade and fittings. Went to Greece.

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    Bowie. The blade is 25,000 layers of W2, wrought iron, and 15n20. Ironwood and stainless handle.

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    Camp knife. G10 and W2

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    Hunter. Brown micarta.

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  4. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    A bunch of hunters and a camp knife.

    Ivory micarta:

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    Black micarta. I think the blade was forged A2.

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    Carbon fiber:

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    Natural micarta:

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    Walnut:

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  5. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Love the bowies, daggers and short sword! :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  6. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Twin sister to the other camp knife:

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    Two hunters. One green, one brown.

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    Another F-S dagger. Natural micarta, with texture. Blade probably O1.

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    Yet another F-S dagger. The are kind of fun to make. This one has all brass grip.

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    Santoku. Don't remember the blade material, but the handle is maroon micarta.

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  7. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Another brown micarta handled hunter.


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    Another big camp knife. Green micarta handle.

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    Maroon micarta hunter.

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    Chefs knife, lignum vitae handle, I think the blade was AEB-L

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    Another chef knife. The blade is W2/410 laminate. Ironwood handle.

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  8. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Coffin handled fighter. Kind of a warm-up for the one later in this post.


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    Hunter. Brown and black micarta.

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    Another F-S dagger. Green micarta grip, titanium guard.

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    Slim fighter. Stabilized amboyna handle.

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    Custom ring guard coffin handled fighter. Probably the most difficult to make knife of the entire year. Ugh. People who make this sort of thing regularly sure have my respect and admiration. (and sympathy)

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  9. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Another dagger, based on the F-S design, but with a Patton-ized handle. Handle is stainless and african blackwood.

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    Hunter. The handle is curly maple, dyed. I think the blade is D2.

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    Custom camp knife. Blade is turkish twist, handle is carbon fiber.

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    My first kukri. It's my take on Jason Knights version. I didn't get Jasons permission to imitate his work, because I only made one, and I didn't sell it, I gave it away as a gift. Hope he doesn't mind. :eek:

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  10. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Bowie. Twist damascus blade, african blackwood handle. I think the steels used were O1 and L6.


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    Fighter. Desert ironwood handle, bronze guard and spacers. The blade is the rest of the 25,000 layer billet.

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    My first seax. Not quite finished yet, but close enough for photos. The handle is cocobolo and copper. The blade is a four bar composite.

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    Another W2/410 laminate. Stainless bolster, ironwood handle.

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  11. i4Marc

    i4Marc

    Oct 19, 2011
    Damn Phillip, you DID have a really good year!. Really nice work.
     
  12. Phillip Patton

    Phillip Patton KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 25, 2005
    Hunter. The handle is african blackwood, the blade is butterfly W's.

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    Another AEB-L chef's knife. Ironwood handle.

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    A paring knife I made for my mom. 154CM blade, turquoise handle.

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    Dressy santoku. Bronze guard, ladder pattern damascus blade, ironwood handle.

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    That's all the pictures. I think I'll go back and edit in some descriptions; just what I think of off the top of my head.
    Edit: descriptions added. :)
     
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  13. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Good lord, why do I even bother.

    Amazing annual show.
    I love many many of your models' proportions and simple, clean line. And then the sexy recurves too. :D
     
  14. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Superb work as always my friend.....none cleaner......a stellar year!!! :)

    Several look quite familiar..... ;)
     
  15. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    man, that was a hell of a year! Great thread, very enjoyable :)
    Impressive work, man!
     
  16. i4Marc

    i4Marc

    Oct 19, 2011
    I think a few of these need to end up in the Best Bowie of 2014 thread.
     
  17. gga357

    gga357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Excellent year. That 12" blade Damascus recurve is off the charts.
     
  18. Michael Starr

    Michael Starr

    785
    Jul 17, 2003
    Agreed!!!
     
  19. John Frankl

    John Frankl

    Oct 16, 2001
    Great variety. Great productivity. Happy New Year!
     
  20. DesRosiers

    DesRosiers

    622
    May 5, 2010
    I think my favorites are the kukri and chef knives.
    Jackets make great and easy photo backgrounds, leather, wool, canvas etc. Try draping the folds of the coat from the top left to bottom right corner of the frame and angling the knife from the opposite corners in a lazy x shape. Using little gobs of sticky tack to lift the knife above your current background paper can help a lot too since it lets the light reflect some underneath. (Tip from Burt Foster)
    -HD
     

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