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06-19-2013, 08:16 PM
This is my very first knife made by an ABS Master Smith.
The knife was made for me by Aaron Wilburn who became a Master Smith this year.
Here are some quick photos. The knife looks way better in person.
Tonight I will be cutting everything I can get my hands on with this.


06-19-2013, 08:34 PM
If it looks better in person than it must look like excalibur because it looks great to me. Any details about blade length, handle material, etc?

06-19-2013, 08:38 PM
Nice knife! Profile is like a fatter konosuke. How's it cut? What's the steel? Can we get an overhead shot of the handle?

06-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Congrats! He does nice work. I think Salty has one of his too.

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06-19-2013, 08:50 PM
Aaron told me what the steels are and I promptly forgot. The handle material is some of the stabilized Bog Oak.
I haven't cut anything with it yet, but that will change in about an hour or so.

The knife is leaning a bit in the photo so the handle looks off a bit but it's not.


06-19-2013, 08:59 PM
Handle looks nice. Thanks for the shot

06-19-2013, 09:50 PM
Bo for a handle is very sweet.

06-19-2013, 11:27 PM
lol wouldn't ya know the wood guy would go straight to the wood and nothing about the steel. Great looking knife.

06-19-2013, 11:57 PM
Awesome knife and thanks for sharing Mark. Congrats!

Don Nguyen
06-20-2013, 10:36 PM
Can you feel the contrast on the pattern? It's amazing. Love the maker's mark too.

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06-20-2013, 11:06 PM
It is a deep etch so you can feel the pattern.
I couldn't capture it in my photos but in sunlight the blade looks chatoyant.

06-21-2013, 02:16 AM
It also looks to be rather thin? How's it cut?

Mucho Bocho
06-21-2013, 06:35 PM
Love that knife Mark

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06-21-2013, 07:19 PM
It also looks to be rather thin? How's it cut?
When I look at it on edge it seems to disappear. By far the thinnest knife I have.
Unexpected events have prevented me being able to use it yet. Maybe tonight.

06-21-2013, 09:53 PM
I really like Aaron's work. Nice knife!

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06-24-2013, 10:11 PM
I used the knife last night to take apart a raw chicken.
It was actually fun.
First time I can say I had fun boning a chicken.
That didn't sound right.

Von blewitt
06-24-2013, 11:38 PM
Glad you finally got to put it to use Mark!

06-25-2013, 02:19 PM
Nice! Congratulations!

Mike Davis
06-26-2013, 09:59 AM
Sweet!!! Very nice looking knife..