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RRLOVER
10-12-2011, 08:34 PM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/006-36.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/010-23.jpg

Here's the 270mm gyuto I am making with the Dammy that was forged at Randy's Hammer in. I tried my hand at file work on the handle spine,it's was a PITA.

Eamon Burke
10-12-2011, 09:07 PM
Looks nice!

JohnnyChance
10-13-2011, 01:42 AM
Nice profile. File work looks good, worth the pain.

Mike Davis
10-13-2011, 03:02 AM
Very nice Mario! Glad to see this! Its like twin WIP's :D

sw2geeks
10-13-2011, 05:54 AM
+1 very nice!

Darkhoek
10-13-2011, 07:34 AM
I really love the profile on this knife. Nice work on the tang as well. Really looking forward to see this one finished. Well done!!

DarKHOeK

HHH Knives
10-13-2011, 07:51 AM
That looks great rrlover Nice profile and cool filework..

Thats gona be one classy looking knife when your done with it!!

HHH Knives
10-13-2011, 08:48 AM
That is sweet rrlover, that filework turned out awesome! man these wip's are exciting!
-Randy Jr

RRLOVER
10-13-2011, 05:41 PM
Thanx....I had no idea what I was doing with the file work.I had to bring the laptop out to the garage and stare at the knife you made and try and figure the pattern. I guess if I had any brains I would of tried artsy file work for the first time on some mild steel for practice.

jwhite
10-13-2011, 05:41 PM
I think the file-work is good without any qualifiers, but remarkable for a first attempt. BTW is it weird that I like doing file work?

HHH Knives
10-19-2011, 08:12 PM
The UPS came by today and dropped off a box today!! :) NICE!!!!!

HHH Knives
10-22-2011, 11:58 AM
This blade is now Heat treated. and in the first temper cycle. Just sayin... :D

RRLOVER
10-22-2011, 06:54 PM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/001-58.jpg

http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/004-53.jpg

I am trying to choose a bolster material,which one do you guys think would look better with the ironwood. I also have some black micarta if I what to tone it down a bit.

HHH Knives
10-22-2011, 07:04 PM
Mario, Im holding the blade hostage till you send me them Ironwood scales!!! LMAO!!

Its ready to send and came out straight as a arrow!!

I think I would go bolster-less on this knife, I just couldnt make myself cut the ironwood. Its so pretty!!!!!!!

RRLOVER
10-22-2011, 07:10 PM
No bolsters would be so much easier.

mhenry
10-22-2011, 10:10 PM
That's some gorgeous Ironwood Mario. If you go with a bolster you know I like that green stuff. Beautiful work on the knife by the way.

Eamon Burke
10-22-2011, 11:15 PM
I think the tooth will look nice.

But bolsterless with copper fittings would look really nice after the patina sets in...
That's some mighty nice Ironwood, I say let it shine.

apicius9
10-23-2011, 06:59 AM
Beautiful stuff, metal and wood. That Ironwood is just fabulous. I like the contrast of the light colored tooth better, but I am not sure if it won't bring it over the top. Something contrasting with less figuring would be my choice for a bolster. Not that I could think of anything specific right now...

Stefan

RRLOVER
10-23-2011, 09:45 AM
I think the tooth will look nice.

But bolsterless with copper fittings would look really nice after the patina sets in...
That's some mighty nice Ironwood, I say let it shine.

We are on the same page. I planned on using copper pins and a copper/black fiber liner.

Mike Davis
10-23-2011, 01:17 PM
Very nice stuff Mario! Going to be one sexy knife when it is finished! I agree with the no bolster thing...That is too nice to not be the center of attention.

kalaeb
10-23-2011, 02:37 PM
I say go with the green. With a copper spacer of course.

HHH Knives
10-24-2011, 10:59 PM
Heres a few pics of the blade right out of heat treat. The pattern looks like its gona really match well with the Ironwood! :)
I sent this your way today, RRLover please let me know when it arrives.

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/WIPmeteorite003.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/WIPmeteorite004.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/WIPmeteorite008.jpg

Dave Martell
10-24-2011, 11:46 PM
Mario, Im holding the blade hostage till you send me them Ironwood scales!!! LMAO!!



Yeah that's some killer ironwood right there, eh?

RRLOVER
10-29-2011, 05:31 PM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/001-61.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/008-37.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/007-37.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/005-49.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/003-53.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/009-32.jpg

She's ground and ready for a dress:D I am on the hunt for some copper corby's,for some reason I ordered smalls and they won't work on this:bashhead:

kalaeb
10-29-2011, 06:07 PM
Nice! So is this getting iron wood, or is there another wood choice in mind?

HHH Knives
10-29-2011, 06:09 PM
LOL, I seen the first couple pics and was like WTH.. there are dark spots all over that blade.. LOL Then realized its the shadow from you taking the pics.. :) I may have some Copper Corbys. Ill take a look and PM ya. Oh yea, that looks GREAT! Super cool and tight pattern!

Dave Martell
10-29-2011, 09:06 PM
Oh I like that finish - very nice Mario! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Mike Davis
10-29-2011, 11:41 PM
Ha! I have it's twin! Seriously nice looking Mario!....makes me want to go out to the shop and work on mine....

RRLOVER
10-30-2011, 09:13 AM
Ha! I have it's twin! Seriously nice looking Mario!....makes me want to go out to the shop and work on mine....

Get to work:wink: I want to see that suji in action.

RRLOVER
10-30-2011, 09:16 AM
LOL, I seen the first couple pics and was like WTH.. there are dark spots all over that blade.. LOL Then realized its the shadow from you taking the pics.. :) I may have some Copper Corbys. Ill take a look and PM ya. Oh yea, that looks GREAT! Super cool and tight pattern!

That's no shadow,that my reflection.

Randy Jr
10-30-2011, 05:18 PM
That s turning out great rrlover cant wait to see it finished.

mhenry
10-30-2011, 07:53 PM
Damn Nice !!! Mario

JohnnyChance
10-30-2011, 08:52 PM
Great pattern, really nice finish. The ironwood and copper will also look great.

RRLOVER
11-05-2011, 03:06 PM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/001-62.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/004-57.jpg
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http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/002-55.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/008-38.jpg

I finally got her done.Sanding a fully HT tang BLOWS!!! Can you clay the tang so it is not so hard?? The first pin is not spaced evenly due to it was going to be a hidden pin for the tooth bolster I originally planned on doing.

Dave Martell
11-05-2011, 03:13 PM
Nice Mario. yeah and HT'd tangs suck

sachem allison
11-05-2011, 03:15 PM
damn!!!!! THAT'S PURDY!!!

Mike Davis
11-05-2011, 10:51 PM
Very nice Mario! Looks amazing. You can use a torch to draw the hardness out of the tang after it is heat treated and that will make your life quite a bit easier.

Salty dog
11-06-2011, 08:22 AM
Felt it up last night. Very solid feeling in the hand. The handle is substantial. Love the grind and blade shape.

HHH Knives
11-06-2011, 10:01 AM
That ironwood looks amazing! Great looking blade Mario!!!

Lefty
11-06-2011, 11:53 AM
Wow! That looks amazing, Mario! The tang and spacers look awesome together too.

RRLOVER
11-06-2011, 12:16 PM
Thanx......The scales were only 1/4"(labeled 3/8") so the handle is very simple,you can't get all artsy with a 1/4" piece of wood.

Marko Tsourkan
11-06-2011, 02:13 PM
Pretty cool, man -