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Delbert Ealy
08-17-2011, 07:50 PM
Ok, I know I posted that I was going to start working on knives today, but then I realized I had one more project that I had to do. I have had a customer that has been more than patient with me and he requested a pair of these. I had the damascus done, but I needed to do some cleanup and cutting and forming. These are pics just before heat treating, the oven is warming right now.
So one is spoken for, but the other 2 are available.
I'm working on the price now, so I don't know right at this moment, but if you are interested let me know.
Thanks,
Del

JohnnyChance
08-17-2011, 07:57 PM
Haha, just went I thought I had one of everything...

Looking forward to the pictures after etching.

Delbert Ealy
08-17-2011, 08:00 PM
Haha, just went I thought I had one of everything...

Looking forward to the pictures after etching.

Johnny,
Oh just wait until I really get going on the new projects, I may use your quote for the title of a new thread later on.
Del

Eamon Burke
08-17-2011, 08:29 PM
So which of these belongs to Colin? :rofl:

tk59
08-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Are those tongs or tweezers?

Delbert Ealy
08-17-2011, 08:55 PM
Are those tongs or tweezers?

They are tweezers, about 5/8" wide and about 5 inches long.
Del

jm2hill
08-18-2011, 01:10 AM
Del. I hope you can answer my question and I don't sound stupid. This is purely out of curiosity for my mind:

How does the HT differ in respect to this and a knife? As these need to flexible at the hinge without snapping?
Is the flex purely based on design or are there other things that work into the ability of the steel to be used as tweezers?

Delbert Ealy
08-18-2011, 01:34 AM
JM,
not a stupid question.
There are several things in play here, but the most important thing is that they are thin, just over 1mm. They are fully hardened, but tempered back to be much softer than a knife. They also have a smooth curve at the hinge, which distributes the flexing over a larger area than if it was a sharper bend. This will aid in reducing metal fatigue.
I hope this answers your question fully.
Thanks,
Del

rahimlee54
08-18-2011, 11:39 AM
You planning on selling the tweezers too? Could be an awesome stocking stuffer.

Dave Martell
08-18-2011, 01:24 PM
Damascus fish tweezers - gotta love it! :)

peterm
08-18-2011, 07:28 PM
Oh man! New projects = spoons????

Delbert Ealy
08-18-2011, 07:32 PM
You planning on selling the tweezers too? Could be an awesome stocking stuffer.

These 3 are gone, and given how fast they went there will be another batch(yes before christmas)
Del

Delbert Ealy
08-18-2011, 07:33 PM
Oh man! New projects = spoons????

They are in the batters box.
I have a few knives to make first.
Del

Delbert Ealy
08-18-2011, 11:19 PM
finished and sold, :viking:
However anyone interested in a pair should PM me so I know how many I should make for the next batch :D

Mike Davis
08-18-2011, 11:36 PM
Del, those turned out bad ass...I should expect nothing less from you :D

tk59
08-19-2011, 12:00 AM
I really like those, too. Are these your standard O1/L6 damascus? I bet those will take an incredible edge just like the knives... :evilgrin:

Delbert Ealy
08-19-2011, 12:45 AM
I really like those, too. Are these your standard O1/L6 damascus? I bet those will take an incredible edge just like the knives... :evilgrin:


These are my stainless damascus; AEB-L and 304. They are a bit softer than I do the knives.
Del

riverie
08-19-2011, 04:10 AM
Del you should make damascus moribashi also. That would be very cool :).

El Pescador
08-19-2011, 11:28 AM
Mokume moribashi in copper and silver. That would be awesome.

Rottman
08-19-2011, 11:30 AM
Mokume moribashi in copper and silver. That would be awesome.
Do you really want to have oxidizing copper near food?

Customfan
08-19-2011, 02:24 PM
Del you should make damascus moribashi also. That would be very cool :).

Moribashi!! That would be awesome! :cool2:

tk59
08-19-2011, 09:59 PM
Do you really want to have oxidizing copper near food?

Nope. You'll definitely want to go with red gold. :D

peterm
08-20-2011, 01:56 PM
Well the tongs sure look great!

Delbert Ealy
08-20-2011, 02:16 PM
Nope. You'll definitely want to go with red gold. :D

Hey I'm up for that, but at $1800+ for gold I won't be making a pair of these on spec. :viking:

Del

Delbert Ealy
08-20-2011, 02:17 PM
Well the tongs sure look great!

Thanks Peter, I havn't forgotten about you. :D
Del

WildBoar
08-22-2011, 05:30 PM
Got mine today -- now I have to bite the bullet and prep a fish for my wife. Nice work, Del!

Delbert Ealy
08-22-2011, 06:24 PM
Thanks, David I hope you enjoy them.
Del