So this really isn't a picture that I wanted to share, because I had hoped that I would get a high quality one. I've had this one for months, if you are a friend of mine on my Facebook then you would have wondered what I meant when I said I had made the heaviest knife in the world. Well this was it. I did it completely traditional in the beginning...but it literally weighed 5lbs.
So I slimmed it down a lot, did different carving and etching than I had originally planned. In the end I took the etch in the front off and sent the knife to the buyer. I had hoped to get a good quality picture by now, but it looks like that might not happen. I'm still going to try to get one though and then!! You will see how awesome this knife really is.
Also, thank you for everything. As with the last few months, I haven't been able to reply to messages/e-mails/calls, but hopefully I'll be back to my old ways soon enough. I do know that two knives I made some time ago are being photographed...finally. So I should get quality pictures of a bowie and a hunter next week. Not my best works, but at least it is something a little different.
Basically my only hunting knife design. I would love to have this one and maybe my Orange Hunter as my two hunting knife models, but I'm not sure if I really want to do a whole lot of hunting knives. The guard on this one doesn't look exactly like my first Ceros and that is because it is actually damascus and it's a little bit thinner than the first.
I've had the knife finished for a long time now. Like...a looong time. I know it isn't exactly a ground breaking design or knife, but I don't really get to keep much of my work, so I've been holding on to this one. At least until I finish my next project.
They know better than to put me in a post apocalyptic world like Fallout. Screw Rebar Clubs or whatever, I'd make knives.
With my mind powers, even.
Don't you laugh at me! I know a spell that'll make you show your true form! A cave rat taught it to me.
Day 4, completo! Two of these six knives will be in my give away, this November. One for my dA sweepstakes and one for my Facebook sweepstakes. I haven't decided how many will be in each give away yet. I do know there will be at least 5 knives in both.
It's near the end of the post, but the stamp came out great. I was really happy with it. The most exciting part for me when using G-10 for the handle is matching it with paracord. I'm not sure why, but I love that little added piece.
After coming across Debbie's wood burning. I suggested her for a DD as I do with a lot of other talented artists on here. After a while I talked to into trying her work on something much smaller than a portrait. lol. I don't think she was really ready for a knife handle, but she was a trooper.
I like trying to promote people that are unknown and more so crafts that deserve to be known about. Not just bladesmithing or knifemaking. Of course, at the moment I am just me.
But! Once I take over the world, things will be different.
A little update on my Rasp Cleaver. I'm a bit sad that my picture didn't come out as well as it should have, but I snapped a few of this one before sending it on its merry little way. I really should have glanced through the photos before shipping it, but I was in a rush. >.<
However! The main update is that I moved my stamp to the butt of the handle. I also sharpened it all the way down the blade rather than giving it a choil like I normally do. Since it's made for cleaving, it didn't really need one.
I will also be coming out with a second version of this style. I like the osage orange for it's strength, but I'll be adding another option to this one later on. When that time comes, I promise I'll do a better job of photographing it.