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HHH Knives
06-05-2013, 11:42 AM
Hello and good day. Heres one I just finished u for a fellow KKF member.

The blade is Wootz steel from Richard Furrer. This was my first time ever using it and it is a horse of a different color. :doublethumbsup:

The knife is approx 210mm on the edge. and is approx 29mm high at the heel, and 2.75mm thick tapering to the tip.

The handle material is walrus tusk. Its considered fossil. The color and texture are natural. The ferrule is 12000++ year old mammoth tusk. The walrus piece had a natural shape similar to a D handle so I left is as natural as possible. allowing the piece to determine the handle shape and size.

The OAL on this knife is 13 1/2"
Handle is 122mm long ant is 27.5mm tall tapering to 38mm, its 18mm thick, tapering to 23.5mm


Thanks for looking, as always comments and critiques welcomed.
Blessings
Randy


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Twistington
06-05-2013, 11:55 AM
Wootz always clings kinda sexy to me. :D

Don Nguyen
06-05-2013, 12:13 PM
Everything about that is AWESOME.

Crothcipt
06-05-2013, 12:49 PM
So I had a question what is Wootz steel. Well what a can of worms that was. don't have time to read atm. Btw Great looking handle there. Great knife the buyer will be very happy with it (I'm sure).

HHH Knives
06-05-2013, 01:44 PM
Wootz. Hmm. I really dont know alot about it. or the process of making it.

I took a few more images of the knife in better lighting. :) Its very organic looking and subtle patterning.

TB_London
06-05-2013, 02:35 PM
Did you do any forging with it or just stock remove? A made an arrow head out of a small bit at a hammer in and it drove me crazy.

Imagine it was fun to HT too

mr drinky
06-05-2013, 05:58 PM
Well, first of all, I have to thank Randy for taking this project on for me. I have been talking about getting a slicer made out of wootz for about 4 years, so it is nice to finally have one. The blade looks badass IMO. Since wootz is an ancient form of steel making (that was a lost art for a couple hundred years), I thought other ancient handle material would be a good fit. And Randy always has amazing handle material just hanging around.

The blade size is loosely based upon Son's dragon slayer slicer. The profile is a little different, but during his pass around, I was intrigued by how nimble a thin slicer in the 210mm range was.

I'm thinking of getting a snakeskin sheath for it next.

k.

stereo.pete
06-05-2013, 06:21 PM
Awesome slicer Drinky!

ecchef
06-05-2013, 06:36 PM
That's a real beauty! Drinky, that knife just screams croc or 'gator sheath. :D

HHH Knives
06-05-2013, 06:54 PM
Did you do any forging with it or just stock remove? A made an arrow head out of a small bit at a hammer in and it drove me crazy.

Imagine it was fun to HT too

I did not do any forging to this piece. Richard rough forged it to shape. The rest was done stock removal.

Heat treat was a breeze. I followed the instructions sent and the results were as expected. The RC number on this stuff is not nearly as high as we have become accustomed to. Yet in talking with the smith. He said I achieved proper RC to this style of knife using this style of material. and he assured me it will cut really well. take a great edge. and even hold it well. considering the lower RC number. The hardness is not what gives this material its cutting property's. Long story short. It should cut very well. but will need to be treated differently then a RC62 ultra high wear resistant super steel. ;)

Given the opportunity. I would gladly use this material again.

Blessings
Randy

HHH Knives
06-05-2013, 06:57 PM
Well, first of all, I have to thank Randy for taking this project on for me. I have been talking about getting a slicer made out of wootz for about 4 years, so it is nice to finally have one. The blade looks badass IMO. Since wootz is an ancient form of steel making (that was a lost art for a couple hundred years), I thought other ancient handle material would be a good fit. And Randy always has amazing handle material just hanging around.

The blade size is loosely based upon Son's dragon slayer slicer. The profile is a little different, but during his pass around, I was intrigued by how nimble a thin slicer in the 210mm range was.

I'm thinking of getting a snakeskin sheath for it next.

k.

Snake skin or croc sheath sounds awesome! :)

Thank you K. for the opportunity to work with a unique and awesome new material. This was a fun project!!!

sachem allison
06-05-2013, 10:23 PM
Well, first of all, I have to thank Randy for taking this project on for me. I have been talking about getting a slicer made out of wootz for about 4 years, so it is nice to finally have one. The blade looks badass IMO. Since wootz is an ancient form of steel making (that was a lost art for a couple hundred years), I thought other ancient handle material would be a good fit. And Randy always has amazing handle material just hanging around.

The blade size is loosely based upon Son's dragon slayer slicer. The profile is a little different, but during his pass around, I was intrigued by how nimble a thin slicer in the 210mm range was.

I'm thinking of getting a snakeskin sheath for it next.

k.

I thought I recognized that profile, It is base off an antique Eskiltuna slicer I had. I have always used it as my charcuterie ( sausage) knife.

mr drinky
06-06-2013, 11:01 PM
So here is the alligator skin. Next step.

k.

HHH Knives
06-06-2013, 11:26 PM
SICK!!! Thats awesome brother!

I added the cutting edge to this today and DAAAAMN! its sharp. Ill send it on tomorrow per your request.

Thanks K. Its always pleasure working with you.

Stay sharp my friend
Randy

Chef Niloc
06-07-2013, 03:56 AM
I don't post comments like this often, That's one of the best looking knives I've ever seen.

Chef Niloc
06-07-2013, 04:01 AM
So here is the alligator skin. Next step.

k.
That too is also Awesome!
Might I suggest using it as a inlay rather then as the structural leather itself. Even if you do a blind inlay so that it looks like it's made only from the alligator skin.

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa214/celtic2174/leather/9704f2cd51c6700a47fa899c11da7670.jpg

mr drinky
06-07-2013, 06:21 AM
That too is also Awesome!
Might I suggest using it as a inlay rather then as the structural leather itself. Even if you do a blind inlay so that it looks like it's made only from the alligator skin.



Thats and interesting idea. Thanks. It's got me thinking.

k.

Lefty
06-07-2013, 10:01 AM
Cool piece!

mr drinky
06-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Just as a follow up to Colin's comment -- if I understood it correctly. These were a few sheaths that might be some gator inspiration.

k.

HHH Knives
06-07-2013, 02:34 PM
The top sheath is awesome. There all nice. But the detail and subtle curves and shape of the top one makes it my favorite.

mr drinky
06-07-2013, 03:38 PM
The top sheath is awesome. There all nice. But the detail and subtle curves and shape of the top one makes it my favorite.

Same here, that is my favorite of the three.

k.

HHH Knives
06-12-2013, 09:27 PM
K, Did you get word that the knife arrived to your sheath guy?

mr drinky
06-12-2013, 09:55 PM
It did arrive sir. Just confirmed it.

k.

HHH Knives
06-12-2013, 10:33 PM
AWESOME. Please post up some images of the completed sheath and knife combo when ya can!

Blessings
Randy

Justin0505
06-12-2013, 11:11 PM
DOOOOOOD(s)!
Dont know how i didnt know about this before. Amazing.
There are only a few guys in the world that lnow how to make this stuff and i know they're very particular who they let work with it because too much heat will ruin it. So Hoss is being modest as usual when he says it was no big deal.

I may need to plan another trip to northern mn sooner than later....

mr drinky
06-13-2013, 12:12 AM
DOOOOOOD(s)!
Dont know how i didnt know about this before. Amazing.
There are only a few guys in the world that lnow how to make this stuff and i know they're very particular who they let work with it because too much heat will ruin it. So Hoss is being modest as usual when he says it was no big deal.

I may need to plan another trip to northern mn sooner than later....

Ha. Yeah, last time I mentioned it, it was a few weeks ago and I was having trouble getting all the pieces together. Now it is done. And I have to say that without Randy on this project, it may never have happened. A combination of patience, strategic reminders, and subtle pressure on his part kept things moving, and when the pieces finally fell in place, he exhaled half way and squeezed that trigger. And boy did he hit the mark.

k.

Chef Niloc
06-13-2013, 12:15 AM
Just as a follow up to Colin's comment -- if I understood it correctly. These were a few sheaths that might be some gator inspiration.

k.



The top sheath is awesome. There all nice. But the detail and subtle curves and shape of the top one makes it my favorite.


Same here, that is my favorite of the three.

k.

Would have To agree with the two of you. It's kind of "Paul Long-ish"

Justin0505
06-13-2013, 10:20 AM
My phone's auto complete cant keep all these makers straight; sorry for calling Haas Hoss (although its not alexactly an insult).

FWIW, Ill add to the group-think on the top sheath. So are you going to wear it around at parties? You could carry it strong-side and then mount the pendray wootz hunter weak-side as a back-up piece (just incase the turkey or roast manages to disarm you of the 1st one).

Speaking of which, thoes 2 knives are gonna look really good next to eachother, but may also make heads explode with envy.

HHH Knives
06-13-2013, 11:21 AM
No worrys Justin. I have been called worst! :razz:

Chef N. I agree, It may even be one of Paul's? Either way its a sexy looking sheath! :thumbsup:

Thank K. Im happy it all worked out. and honored to be able to make this one. Lets start another project SOON!! :D

Blessings
Randy

mr drinky
07-04-2013, 02:52 AM
I just got my slicer in today. It was hard sending it off for 2 weeks for the sheath before it got to me, but oh well. I also had a sheath made for my Adam Marr honeskuki.

I don't have a whole lot of impressions on the slicer yet. I searched my fridge over for proteins but there was hardly anything. I had to substitute cheese and other stuff.

My iimited nitial impressions are this:

PROs: the length and swoop of the the profile are amazing. It just lends itself for pull cutting and naturally swoops up while slicing so the blade is used fully from a few inches from the heal to the tip. The handle looks awesome, and Randy did an amazing job.

CONs: It's not as good for harder stuff like really hard cured meats. I suspected that. The handle also -- while beautiful -- is odd. A dry hand on a dry handle is quite slippery. I actually dampen my hand before using it. This is different.

So here is a pic of my two sheaths with knife. Town Cutler did the work on the sheaths, and Galen was very nice tow work with.

k.

Lefty
07-05-2013, 12:10 PM
Looking good, K!

HHH Knives
07-08-2013, 08:57 AM
I just got my slicer in today. It was hard sending it off for 2 weeks for the sheath before it got to me, but oh well. I also had a sheath made for my Adam Marr honeskuki.

I don't have a whole lot of impressions on the slicer yet. I searched my fridge over for proteins but there was hardly anything. I had to substitute cheese and other stuff.

My iimited nitial impressions are this:

PROs: the length and swoop of the the profile are amazing. It just lends itself for pull cutting and naturally swoops up while slicing so the blade is used fully from a few inches from the heal to the tip. The handle looks awesome, and Randy did an amazing job.

CONs: It's not as good for harder stuff like really hard cured meats. I suspected that. The handle also -- while beautiful -- is odd. A dry hand on a dry handle is quite slippery. I actually dampen my hand before using it. This is different.

So here is a pic of my two sheaths with knife. Town Cutler did the work on the sheaths, and Galen was very nice tow work with.

k.



K great looking sheaths! Thanks for the initial impressions. I look forward to a further review of the knife.

Blessings
Randy

mr drinky
07-08-2013, 12:50 PM
Randy, I apologize a bit for my initial impressions. I was a bit tipsy when I wrote that up. That's the problem with drinking less, your tolerance goes down and a little goes a looooooong way. I was just happy I didn't commission a custom knife while under the influence. I promise to give a better write up once I have tried it out some more.

k.