Check out these photos from handmade chef knives made by Dar Lu and Scottie Simmonds using stainless steel damascus:
After designing the blade and grinding the profile and bevels, the blades are etched to reveal the pattern.
Got a couple of photos from Charles O in WA today from these really nice folders he makes from the Gentleman's folder kits. He now had to get another 4 kits as the family is chasing him for one each :)
Instructions for Laguiole French Folding Knife Kit Tools used:Ball Peen HammerSmall Phillips screwdriverBench viceFiles and/or dremelSandpaperLaguiole French Folder kit http://creativeman.com.au/laguiole-french-folder-kit-with-handle-scales/ Optional: oil to seal handle scalesShowing the components from the kit: backspring, blade, teak handle scales, steel handle liners and brass/steel fittings.Screw the brass screws from the inside of the steel liners into the wooden handle scales and then file off the screw ends sticking through the wood. [...]
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Great little knife made by Shane Wells in random damascus that come pre-hardened, and coloured acrylic handle materials. great looking blade shape!
Great paring knife made by Riley Burns, the Paring 90 blade with some Australian River Red Gum handle scales and brass pins;
Got this awesome photo today from Phillip F from his completed Lauri Laplander kit.Love the curly birch and antler handle!
Heat Treat Recipe for Hamon using W2Recipe copied from AustralianBladeForums.com.au, post by Shawn McIntyre, original text from John White.Only work I have done is convert from Fahrenheit to Celcius and add a summary for clarity.Summary: How to get a hamonCreating a hamon consists of missing the heat treat so elegantly that the blade hardens and [...]
How cool is this stainless steel damascus blade made by Troy H!Pre-hardened damascus ready to grind to shape, then etched for dramatic effect.Beautiful work, Troy.
Got some photos this week from both Brett M and PJ Hunt, each took a piece of Icy Blue Acrylic and did something special with it.PJ Hunt used it to make a great kitchen paring knife, a Japanese stainless steel damascus blade and the acrylic really stands out;Brett used the same starting handle material but [...]