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Burl Source
09-25-2011, 07:11 PM
Claudio gave me permission to copy this for my website.
I am posting a copy here so you will not have to leave the forum.

These photos and his comments show how he sculpts the handles on his fighters.

Molding a Burl Source's wood
Hello friends, a few days ago I received a Burl's wood, who very kindly sent me to Argentina, I am very happy because have an excellent stabilized.
Here I show you some photos of the process for our handles because many times I have wondered about this.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YCxouWkrS8A/TcbczyrzPwI/AAAAAAAAACc/sifXWHlF_qA/s1600/a.jpg

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Burl Source
09-25-2011, 07:12 PM
Here he continues with the shaping of the handle.

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Burl Source
09-25-2011, 07:13 PM
More shaping and sanding.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FtsIilFEFXU/TcbdOBaDbHI/AAAAAAAAAC8/p9XdejzQci0/s1600/i.jpg

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Checking how it fits his hand.

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Burl Source
09-25-2011, 07:13 PM
More finishing touches.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8yVle4iVH_E/Tcbeeoi55TI/AAAAAAAAADQ/G7RemI6TLq0/s1600/m.jpg
Jaja .. If it is beef fat, desempasta pulley and leaves the surface much better. Try it!

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Burl Source
09-25-2011, 07:14 PM
A lot of hand sanding.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-d3sHauJvqto/TcbfMxBsBOI/AAAAAAAAADs/s4Bu8G5fHes/s1600/s.jpg

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Burl Source
09-25-2011, 07:15 PM
After much sanding and polishing ... voilá!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y6FKGDXMcs8/Tcbo-QdzkuI/AAAAAAAAAEE/XWtkQjxU7NU/s1600/vv.jpg

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In other oportunity I will show you the finish knife
Best regards.
Claudio

Burl Source
09-25-2011, 07:16 PM
The finished knife.

Fighter is a 9 'san mai, steel 420 and 1095, the handle is maple burl dyed and stabilized.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-c_4VgcQAzW4/Td-9ScdE_gI/AAAAAAAAAE8/X-yTC1Aaa5A/s1600/F1.jpg

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Eamon Burke
09-25-2011, 07:21 PM
OK the beef fat thing was crazy(and very argentine, I might add). But other than that, I get from this that basically, he's really patient and talented and did it all by hand. Nice.

HHH Knives
09-25-2011, 07:47 PM
:cool2: COOL!

obtuse
09-25-2011, 08:41 PM
Awesome! Thanks for posting this.

add
09-26-2011, 02:47 PM
Nice picture tutorial...

Mike Davis
09-28-2011, 01:36 PM
I love to sculpt stuff, Thanks for the great tutorial Mark....Will save into the memory banks for the next one :)

oivind_dahle
09-28-2011, 02:13 PM
woot!

Damn I love that san mai!