View Full Version : Well. I'll be forked!
12-20-2011, 08:12 PM
A little something I have been working on. I'll try to get better pics soon...
The handle wood is stabilized spalted inkline curly maple
There are lots of knives, but we need forks too right? :)
12-20-2011, 09:11 PM
Now THAT I like the fancy handle on! :)
12-20-2011, 09:42 PM
12-20-2011, 10:52 PM
Forks need some loving too!
12-20-2011, 11:06 PM
I'm glad your kidding! Holy crap, I got all dizzy just thinking about it! :dazed:
12-20-2011, 11:12 PM
It is a great looking fork, Pierre. I predict you may be inundated with requests!
12-21-2011, 01:00 AM
Nice bolster. ;)
12-21-2011, 01:55 AM
I'm pretty sure I need one of these. Nice work Pierre.
12-21-2011, 02:38 AM
Thats nice. Now all you need as a big honkin' scimitar and you will have a high zoot BBQ/carving set.:D
12-21-2011, 10:12 AM
Nice fork Pierre....did u buy a blank somewhere or di u make the fork?.....Ryan
12-21-2011, 03:00 PM
Guys, these are antiques! Circa 1960. I found a supply, however fairly limited, of forged 1084 forks, that I have 8 more of right now, and can get a few more. They come to me rough, well rough is a nice way to describe them. I have some to sell if there is any interest. I wanted to get all my sources sorted out, before I described these too much, in case things fell through, this would have stayed with me. Now I would like to make some of them available. These will not be made again at the foundary, and have been sitting in a box for more than 50 years!
12-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Can't argue with old 1084 as a suitable fork material.:doublethumbsup:
01-08-2012, 05:40 PM
How long are these forks Pierre?
01-08-2012, 06:40 PM
OAL is around 12"
01-08-2012, 07:06 PM
That's it. I've heard enough. PM sent. ;)
03-13-2012, 09:58 PM
:woot:All right, the forks are coming!!!!:woot: My fork is done and Pierre just sent me a few pics, just to make me drool. The handle is curly Koa, can't wait to get it and slice up something! :EDance2: Pics follow.
As you can see, he did a fabulous job and the wood is just beautiful. :doublethumbsup: Thank you again Pierre.
03-13-2012, 10:10 PM
ejd53, you're one lucky forker!
03-13-2012, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the great koa Mark!
03-13-2012, 10:17 PM
Thanks Mark, but it came from you after all :biggrin:. Oh, I think I better start using my name, it's Ed.
03-13-2012, 10:56 PM
You're not the only that received an email from Pierre today Ed...
I asked for something simple and elegant (preferably ebony) to match an ebony handled suji that I have on order from Jon. Pierre expressed some concern about my choice of ebony (which he explained has a tendency to want to crack with time), but he used some special wood that he has had drying for 7 years (!), so I should be in good shape. Two black pins (tough to see but they're there) with a single mosaic pin in the center.
It looks exactly like what I had in mind. I can't wait to see it in person and will post again when it arrives.
Photos courtesy of Mr. Rodrigue:
03-13-2012, 11:03 PM
I think elegant is the perfect term for it. Congrats!
03-13-2012, 11:15 PM
I think elegant is the perfect term for it. Congrats!
Thanks Ed, you too. That koa looks solid.
I hope the other fork owners will post away when they receive pics from Pierre (who was fun to work with by the way).
03-13-2012, 11:33 PM
Oohh, how did I miss this one? They all look great! Are there still more forks to be had, Pierre?
03-13-2012, 11:38 PM
Yes sir, I have a few left. Drop me a note.
03-14-2012, 08:55 AM
Fork an A!! those look great.
I think my wife would kick my butt if one showed up on our doorstep, she just inheirited her grandfathers carving set.
04-03-2012, 12:52 AM
My fork arrived today (see above for pictures). It is something. Love it.
04-03-2012, 01:16 AM
04-03-2012, 08:39 AM
Nicest looking fork I've ever seen. I bet it forks well too...whatever that means.
04-16-2012, 04:19 PM
If I did more roasts and large proteins I'd be all over this. They look incredible, Pierre!
04-17-2012, 08:46 AM
Yep, these pics have definitely increased my anticipation on mine showing up. They sure do look great!
04-28-2012, 02:28 PM
So pumped for mine to get finished up!!I actually just transfered to banquets so I'm gonna be carvin up a storm all summer
05-14-2012, 10:56 PM
Here are two more finished up today. Also included a before picture, so you can see how these started out. Again, these were forged in 1960 and are 1084 carbon, not stainless.
05-14-2012, 11:13 PM
05-14-2012, 11:21 PM
05-15-2012, 12:47 AM
Pierre, are you doing yours as a full tang, or hidden tang?
05-15-2012, 12:55 AM
These are full tang. How is yours?
05-15-2012, 01:02 AM
Mine is about half way. Keep on putting it on the back burner to finish other projects. I am toying with the idea of a hidden tang.
05-15-2012, 06:33 AM
Wow, since I'm the kind of person who pretty much sees things as they are and not what they could be, I would have heated all those forks up and pounded them into a damascus billet. I'm glad you're a visionary and a craftsman, Pierre.
05-15-2012, 06:37 AM
I was thinking about getting a fork and doing the rehandling myself as a little project, but just polishing up the old steel again is worth what Pierre is asking for them, too much work for me ;) I love how they come out and that these old pieces get turned into objects of beauty.
05-15-2012, 10:05 AM
Wow, those look great! And the top one is mine, so I'm really excited to get it in hand. Thanks so much Pierre, for offering these.
05-15-2012, 10:10 AM
Looks great! :) Mines the second one, can't wait to put it to use. Thank you.
05-16-2012, 10:58 PM
Amboyna burl from Mark, brass pins, one mosaic, black fiber liners.
05-17-2012, 05:45 AM
Wow, you got it done! Looks great!!!! Thanks Pierre.
05-17-2012, 07:16 PM
Wow--those are awesome! Can't believe that this has been going on for months and I've missed it all this time!
05-25-2012, 02:30 PM
Got mine in hand, Very classy looking piece. Now I'm gonna need a suji to match... ha ha
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