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PierreRodrigue
06-18-2011, 07:56 PM
I etched this one today, its been sitting around for a while. Any thoughts?

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/Picture1689.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/Picture1688.jpg



Thank for looking! :)

kalaeb
06-18-2011, 08:02 PM
Pierre, that is outstanding. It looks like flowing ice. Is the core aeb-l?

rockbox
06-18-2011, 08:12 PM
That's very nice. So I'm guessing there was one thick layer of steel and a whole bunch of thin ones. Did you make it yourself?

PierreRodrigue
06-18-2011, 08:48 PM
Yes the core is O1, the Damascus sides are 1084, 15N20, and some pure nickel. I forged it myself, yes, 144 layers on each side of the core. It was forged up in Feb., shaped and HT'ed last week, cleaned it up and etched today. hardness is 61-62. It will be available in the near future, once I add bolsters and scales.

DwarvenChef
06-18-2011, 09:06 PM
Very nice :) That the stuff I like :)

MadMel
06-18-2011, 10:13 PM
That's a beauty!!

Pensacola Tiger
06-18-2011, 10:59 PM
I think that Craig's scales are almost worthy of that blade, Pierre.

What material for the bolsters? Damascus?

Rick

PierreRodrigue
06-18-2011, 11:04 PM
Something different maybe. Thought about pure copper, copper/brass mokume Gonna pick a set of scales, and try to match/accent with bolsters. Damascus is another option.

Pensacola Tiger
06-18-2011, 11:38 PM
Copper/brass mokume would look really good, maybe with this block?

http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/blockg.jpg

PierreRodrigue
06-18-2011, 11:58 PM
Quite possible! Maybe a set of scales with more character... :D

oivind_dahle
06-19-2011, 02:21 AM
Norwegian customer?

Darkhoek
06-19-2011, 05:14 AM
Oooohh. Nice one Pierre! Black core sure is cool. That Pensacola Tiger's wood block shown above would make a spectacular wa for the... "you know what i mean ;) "

DarkHOeK

Lefty
06-19-2011, 09:59 AM
Like the acid blue maple Burl at Burl source?
By the way, that is one sexy pattern! I did say O1 was next on my radar... :D. Can anyone give me enough money to buy this knife? Haha

PierreRodrigue
06-19-2011, 11:08 AM
Oivind, no, this one has no home yet.

PierreRodrigue
06-20-2011, 09:38 AM
This one is sold pending funds.

oivind_dahle
06-20-2011, 09:39 AM
Congrats Pierre

How about a WIP on the others you are making :)