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PierreRodrigue
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

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There are lots of knives, but we need forks too right? :)

ajhuff
12-20-2011, 09:11 PM
Now THAT I like the fancy handle on! :)

Nice polish.

-AJ

Kyle
12-20-2011, 09:30 PM
Way cool!

Pensacola Tiger
12-20-2011, 09:42 PM
S35VN?

:justkidding:

Lefty
12-20-2011, 10:52 PM
Forks need some loving too!

PierreRodrigue
12-20-2011, 11:06 PM
I'm glad your kidding! Holy crap, I got all dizzy just thinking about it! :dazed:


S35VN?

:justkidding:

Pensacola Tiger
12-20-2011, 11:12 PM
It is a great looking fork, Pierre. I predict you may be inundated with requests!

Vertigo
12-21-2011, 01:00 AM
Nice bolster. ;)

Johnny.B.Good
12-21-2011, 01:55 AM
I'm pretty sure I need one of these. Nice work Pierre.

jmforge
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

sudsy9977
12-21-2011, 10:12 AM
Nice fork Pierre....did u buy a blank somewhere or di u make the fork?.....Ryan

PierreRodrigue
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!

jmforge
12-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Can't argue with old 1084 as a suitable fork material.:doublethumbsup:

Johnny.B.Good
01-08-2012, 05:40 PM
How long are these forks Pierre?

PierreRodrigue
01-08-2012, 06:40 PM
OAL is around 12"

Johnny.B.Good
01-08-2012, 07:06 PM
That's it. I've heard enough. PM sent. ;)

ejd53
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.

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http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_4149.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_4150.jpg
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu37/bladebuilder/IMG_4151.jpg

As you can see, he did a fabulous job and the wood is just beautiful. :doublethumbsup: Thank you again Pierre.

Burl Source
03-13-2012, 10:10 PM
Beautiful Fork.
ejd53, you're one lucky forker!

PierreRodrigue
03-13-2012, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the great koa Mark!

ejd53
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.

Johnny.B.Good
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:

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Thanks Pierre!

ejd53
03-13-2012, 11:03 PM
I think elegant is the perfect term for it. Congrats!

Johnny.B.Good
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).

apicius9
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?

Stefan

PierreRodrigue
03-13-2012, 11:38 PM
Yes sir, I have a few left. Drop me a note.

DeepCSweede
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.

Johnny.B.Good
04-03-2012, 12:52 AM
My fork arrived today (see above for pictures). It is something. Love it.

Thanks Pierre!

Deckhand
04-03-2012, 01:16 AM
Really nice!

Lefty
04-03-2012, 08:39 AM
Nicest looking fork I've ever seen. I bet it forks well too...whatever that means.

SameGuy
04-16-2012, 04:19 PM
If I did more roasts and large proteins I'd be all over this. They look incredible, Pierre!

Reede
04-17-2012, 08:46 AM
Yep, these pics have definitely increased my anticipation on mine showing up. They sure do look great!

Reed

VoodooMajik
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

PierreRodrigue
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.

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Crothcipt
05-14-2012, 11:13 PM
:jawdrop:

markenki
05-14-2012, 11:21 PM
Very nice!

kalaeb
05-15-2012, 12:47 AM
Pierre, are you doing yours as a full tang, or hidden tang?

PierreRodrigue
05-15-2012, 12:55 AM
These are full tang. How is yours?

kalaeb
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.

99Limited
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.

apicius9
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.

stefan

Reede
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.


Reed

VoodooMajik
05-15-2012, 10:10 AM
Looks great! :) Mines the second one, can't wait to put it to use. Thank you.

PierreRodrigue
05-16-2012, 10:58 PM
Amboyna burl from Mark, brass pins, one mosaic, black fiber liners.
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99Limited
05-17-2012, 05:45 AM
Wow, you got it done! Looks great!!!! Thanks Pierre.

Amon-Rukh
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!

VoodooMajik
05-25-2012, 02:30 PM
:bliss:

Got mine in hand, Very classy looking piece. Now I'm gonna need a suji to match... ha ha