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Mike Davis
12-05-2011, 06:59 PM
Just got this one finished up. Steel is W2 with hamon, Handle is Blister koa from Mark with SS spacers and ebony ferrule and buttcap.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/P1030775.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c303/munky2/2011-12-05_03-26-27_824.jpg

As the first NEW knife in my new forum, i would like to get your guys' thoughts on it :)

Mike

tk59
12-05-2011, 07:02 PM
I think you should send it to me. ;)

Seriously, it looks very good. The hamon is kinda low, maybe. Is the finish uneven or is it the hamon?

Mike Davis
12-05-2011, 07:07 PM
Thanks!!! It is the hamon. Does a weird dance across the blade. Also i took the pictures outside on a crappy day(today) and you can see weird reflections.

WildBoar
12-05-2011, 07:27 PM
It looks nice, Mike. Hard to tell how much flat edge there is out from the heel in this pic; looks like it pretty quickly starts to curve upwards? If the first 4 inches or so are flat it is nice profile. The like the handle material choices, and it looks like the handle has a nice taper.

Lefty
12-05-2011, 07:55 PM
Damned gorgeous, Mike! I'd use it in a heartbeat. Your knives have a perfect balance of useable and pretty. Very nice work!

tk59
12-05-2011, 09:53 PM
...looks like it pretty quickly starts to curve upwards? If the first 4 inches or so are flat it is nice profile...It looks flatter at the heel than a TKC or a Konosuke/Suisin/Tad. I don't think those knives have poor profiles.

kalaeb
12-05-2011, 10:10 PM
I really like the looks of it Mike. How about a spine shot?

Mike Davis
12-06-2011, 12:14 AM
Sorry going to have to wait until the new owner posts some lol. Thats all i got. I need to set up for better pictures. I will finish my photo booth tonight, then start getting multiples of each knife. Oh, it is flat for 4.5 inches before it starts the upsweep.

JohnnyChance
12-06-2011, 12:22 AM
Lookin good Mike!

PierreRodrigue
12-06-2011, 01:08 AM
Looks good Mike! Well done!

sachem allison
12-06-2011, 01:25 AM
beautiful mike!

macmiddlebrooks
12-06-2011, 01:42 AM
stunner!

WildBoar
12-06-2011, 06:49 AM
Oh, it is flat for 4.5 inches before it starts the upsweep.
Nice -- I suspected it was just the camera angle that made it look curved most of the way.

WillC
12-06-2011, 03:10 PM
Nice profile Mike. get it wet and get some pics of that Hamon.:D

Burl Source
12-06-2011, 07:46 PM
Great looking knife!
Now.....what's next?

RRLOVER
12-06-2011, 09:52 PM
That profile looks great and I love the manly sized handle:thumbsup:

Marko Tsourkan
12-06-2011, 10:01 PM
+1

Mike Davis
12-06-2011, 10:31 PM
Thanks guys! Up next are petties...should have them up by the weekend...I am trying Marko's handle construction, Really liking it so far :)

Marko Tsourkan
12-07-2011, 05:09 PM
Thanks guys! Up next are petties...should have them up by the weekend...I am trying Marko's handle construction, Really liking it so far :)

Good to hear, :)

mhenry
12-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Really nice Mike The profile and handle look perfect

apicius9
12-07-2011, 08:08 PM
Really nice Mike The profile and handle look perfect

+1 :aloha:

welshstar
12-10-2011, 01:26 AM
I am the lucky reciptant of this knife ( if it ever arrives !!! )

The wait is killing me, to see so many experts comment on Mikes work and to know that although he did all the work I at least had input to the handle wood type makes me happy.

There are so many great makers on this forum, Mike, Marko, Dave, Del etc it is fantastic

Alan

kalaeb
12-18-2011, 02:11 AM
Alan, how about some more pics of this?

jmforge
12-18-2011, 02:18 AM
Mike, did you snap up all of the "skinny W2?":eyebrow: It's not listed anymore.