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HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 03:41 PM
Jr came in from the shop today with a strange sort of crazy look in his eye. mumbling something about making a MILLION LAYER damascus billet!

After talking to him about it for a few minutes I quickly realized, I was not going to be able to talk him out of it.. So I said, Go for it!!!

The quest for a Million layers begins! Go Jr. Go!!

Has anyone seen a million layer billet of damascus? I imagine some of the *** swords are over a million layers.

Just thought this would be interesting to share. what do ya think?

PierreRodrigue
01-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Interesting, will there be any pattern left to see? Is he starting with thick stock?

EdipisReks
01-30-2012, 03:49 PM
why not go for a billion?

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 03:55 PM
Hers starting with a 25 layer stack.. and going from there! Hes at 500 layers now. and the count will really start jumping up from here! I dont know what the pattern will look like, I imagine its gona look like a bar of 1095 with a little more shimmer! LMAO!

But the edge will be ridiculous!!!

ejd53
01-30-2012, 03:59 PM
Only 11 folds to go:eek2:

Eamon Burke
01-30-2012, 04:13 PM
Do iiiiiiiit. You guys have a great attitude about work.

Candlejack
01-30-2012, 04:15 PM
I demand lots of pictures, how long time has it taken? (When he's done that is!)

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 04:19 PM
Nice!! :) OK so hes at 500 layers now and I have not taken a single picture yet! lol I better break out the camera for this.

If he keeps on working at this pace and everything goes well, It wont be long, Maybe a couple days!

DeepCSweede
01-30-2012, 04:40 PM
Eleven more folds and counting - can't wait to see pix.

bcrano
01-30-2012, 04:59 PM
Standing by to check out pics!

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 05:19 PM
Had to unload a couple hundred pics from the camera.. But have started taking a few pics of the process! :) Hang in there it wont be long now and Ill have some pics posted!!

Chef Niloc
01-30-2012, 06:07 PM
Wouldn't you loose a lot of steel with that many folds?
I'm assuming random pattern:biggrin:
At that amount of folds I would think the two steels chemistry would almost become indiscriminate on a molecular level.

mainaman
01-30-2012, 06:15 PM
I think traditionally Japanese swords are done with 16 folds, which means 65536 layers.
All you need to do is fold 20 times and you get the 1 million layers
if you fold 32 times you get 4 billion + layers

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 06:25 PM
Stacked up for the 500 layer weld.

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet005.jpg

Heating the billet to welding temp.
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet010.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet016.jpg

setting the weld
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet019.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet026.jpg

Cleaning up the stick welds from the billet B4 drawing it out. Its now500 layers.

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet036.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet043.jpg

Drawing out the steel
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet068.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet066.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet075.jpg

500 layers
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet090.jpg

Cut and restacked, now hes gona repeat the process this weld will be 2000 layers!
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet093.jpg

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 06:35 PM
I think traditionally Japanese swords are done with 16 folds, which means 65536 layers.
All you need to do is fold 20 times and you get the 1 million layers
if you fold 32 times you get 4 billion + layers

As you can see, Jr's process is a bit different then the way you may of been thinking, with folds. He builds his layer count up by drawing the bar and cutting it into multiple pieces. Then cleaning them and re stacking and then setting another weld. There are no actual folds in his process. :D

His method works for him and I figure if it aint broke why try and fix it.. by asking him to do it different.

bcrano
01-30-2012, 06:38 PM
All the math in this post is making me sea sick. The pics are a good antidote...

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 06:38 PM
Wouldn't you loose a lot of steel with that many folds?
I'm assuming random pattern:biggrin:
At that amount of folds I would think the two steels chemistry would almost become indiscriminate on a molecular level.

Yep, random pattern!! Im not sure about the molecular level. but I do know that its gona be some TIGHT patterning!

Johnny.B.Good
01-30-2012, 06:42 PM
All the math in this post is making me sea sick. The pics are a good antidote...

Agreed.

I flirted with the idea of doing the math on how many folds it would take to hit 1 million, but quit about thirty seconds into it.

SpikeC
01-30-2012, 06:47 PM
I have the Dragonslayers right now, do you know how many layers are in them? As far as patterns go, much farther than these and the results are going to be more for something other that looks!

Candlejack
01-30-2012, 07:10 PM
So i'm assuming any knife you make of this is going to be ****-awful expensive.
So i shouldn't be here, i'll just go cry myself to bed.

Eamon Burke
01-30-2012, 07:18 PM
Quick side note. I was told by Adam DesRosiers that one of the reasons Japanese sword smiths would fold and forge over and over and over is that if there are any air pockets in the steel, they would either be compressed out or stretched the full length of the sword, rendering them tiny, even and inconsequential. You think there is a real advantage to doing this over the way that Rand Jr does it?

BTW tell Jr not to rush it! I know how tasks like this can be. Gets old after a while, you start to go cross eyed.

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 07:56 PM
LOL, Jr just came in and said 32009 layers.. after this weld. :) Hes quickly approaching a MILLION! Faster then I thought it would be. The 9 layers were added for s little extra contrast and to add a little more steel to the mix so we can have enough material when he reached 1,000,000 layers to make a Suji or a gyuto..

Eamon Burke
01-30-2012, 08:26 PM
So two more 4x welds and and one 2x weld and he's at a million, right?

Andrew H
01-30-2012, 08:28 PM
So two more 4x welds and and one 2x weld and he's at a million, right?

By my count that would be 960k, and change.

Rottman
01-30-2012, 08:31 PM
Quick side note. I was told by Adam DesRosiers that one of the reasons Japanese sword smiths would fold and forge over and over and over is that if there are any air pockets in the steel, they would either be compressed out or stretched the full length of the sword, rendering them tiny, even and inconsequential.

I thought the main reason was to get an even distribution of the impurities of the tamahagane...

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 08:32 PM
So two more 4x welds and and one 2x weld and he's at a million, right?

Jr says.... YEP! :D

32009 X 4 = 128036, X 4 = 512144, X 2 = 1024288 to be exact!! :)


And he said hes finishing it TONIGHT! The kids on a mission.. or crazy.. lolol Thanks guys for looking, Im uploading more pics. now..

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 08:34 PM
were talking about having a live feed camera in the shop so I dont have to take as many pictures and you Knife Nuts can watch all the action as it happens!! Hmm that may be cool no?

Crothcipt
01-30-2012, 08:35 PM
I was reading on the american blade smith's page a few weeks ago they were saying that over 500 is to fine to see.

Optimal for pattern development in straight
laminated billets is between 300 to 500 layers. Going the next step to 1,000 layers makes the
pattern too fine and staying under 300 it appears wide and bold.

posted by Don Fogg. After reading that I was wondering what something like what you are doing was going to look like. Thank you for not making me take forging lessons to see. Love the pics you 2 have posted on other threads. God has defiantly given you a great imagination that you have shared with your son, and I am very glad you 2 have shared it with others.

Rottman
01-30-2012, 08:35 PM
32009 X 4

How did Jr. get to the ...09?

PierreRodrigue
01-30-2012, 08:36 PM
Your boy is mad! lol!! Man I'd love to be in on a marathon forging session! Good for him! Be proud dad!

Crothcipt
01-30-2012, 08:36 PM
+1 on the live feed

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 08:40 PM
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerWIP003.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerWIP009.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerWIP015.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerWIP020.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerWIP031.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerWIP041.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerWIP054.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerWIP081.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/onemillionlayerbillet084.jpg

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 08:41 PM
He added 9 pieces of alternating 1080 and 15n20 to this last weld. :) giving the additional 9 pieces.

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 08:43 PM
Your boy is mad! lol!! Man I'd love to be in on a marathon forging session! Good for him! Be proud dad!

We would love to have you visit Pierre. you have a open invite!! Yes I am proud.. :D and yes hes MAD!! :knight: Were havin too much fun with this.. Thanks guys for checking it out and the comments and encouragement!!

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 08:48 PM
I was reading on the american blade smith's page a few weeks ago they were saying that over 500 is to fine to see.

Optimal for pattern development in straight
laminated billets is between 300 to 500 layers. Going the next step to 1,000 layers makes the
pattern too fine and staying under 300 it appears wide and bold.

posted by Don Fogg. After reading that I was wondering what something like what you are doing was going to look like. Thank you for not making me take forging lessons to see. Love the pics you 2 have posted on other threads. God has defiantly given you a great imagination that you have shared with your son, and I am very glad you 2 have shared it with others.


Im not sure what its gona look like, and Jr has wanted to try this for some time. Guess we are gona have to wait and see.. :) I would have to agree with Don on the numbers, but there are many variables to be considered which would change the equation.. I seen a blade the other day they said was 600+ layers and it looked like Jr's 200 later steel.. So either they did there math wrong or started with really thick materials.. lol

One thing for sure. No matter what Im gona make a knife from this and be just as proud of it as any of the steel he has forged so far! :D

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 08:49 PM
I thought the main reason was to get an even distribution of the impurities of the tamahagane...

Me too.?.

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 08:55 PM
128036 and counting!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yep this is getting CRAZY! only 2 more welds after this one and were topping a MILLION.. :D

mainaman
01-30-2012, 09:02 PM
As you can see, Jr's process is a bit different then the way you may of been thinking, with folds. He builds his layer count up by drawing the bar and cutting it into multiple pieces. Then cleaning them and re stacking and then setting another weld. There are no actual folds in his process. :D

His method works for him and I figure if it aint broke why try and fix it.. by asking him to do it different.I was not suggesting to change the method just stating what I know about it. Whether the steel will be folded in two or cut in 4 welded and then hammered the end result will be the same. Your way will be also faster to get the same number of layers.

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 09:11 PM
Right on, theres more them one way to skin a cat. Or make a bar of 1000000 layer damascus! lol :) Thanks for posting.

Mike Davis
01-30-2012, 09:18 PM
Randy Jr. is a beast. I watched him work...that dude is crazy awesome. I am dying to see this Randy!!!! Tell him i said to hurry the **** up!!!! :D hahaha

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 09:23 PM
And again, weld, grind, draw cut, stack, repeat!! lolol

128036 Layers!

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/128036002.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/128036006.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/128036022.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/128036023.jpg


I just love these picures.. When its a FREEZE frame of time. for me these photos are EPIC!
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/128036039.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/128036030.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/128036050.jpg

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 09:45 PM
512144!!!!! The marathon to one million is almost done! This kid is a MAD MAN.. :D This has been alot of fun today. his energy and excitement is contagious!!!!!

Its a KNIFE LIFE!
Randy

Deckhand
01-30-2012, 09:47 PM
Now, this is entertaining.

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 09:58 PM
Im glad your enjoying the show! I gota tell you guys this was unscripted. and I had no idea that we would be doing this today. Its put the brakes on any progress I would of made in the shop. But it sure has been FUN!

Jr just came inside and said. THERE WILL BE PICTURES OF THE FINISHED BILLET TONIGHT! So Im saying etched and surface ground. billet photos to come.

Thanks for watching and hang in there guys for the final photos of the process, and finished billet pictures!!

ThEoRy
01-30-2012, 10:26 PM
Ridiculous. And awesome! At that point aren't you just about 5 folds away from 1 billion?>!!

HHH Knives
01-30-2012, 10:29 PM
:tease:

1024288 LAYERS OF STEEL!! Were on the final weld!!! Im amazed and impressed that Jr DID IT! Now just to draw out the billet and get it surface ground and prepped for the GRAND FINALE! :D :) :spin chair::funfunfunfun::coffeelots::hoot::pirate3::co olsign:

Eamon Burke
01-30-2012, 10:32 PM
:waiting:

EdipisReks
01-30-2012, 10:40 PM
!!

Mingooch
01-30-2012, 11:05 PM
I cant wait to see this.

heirkb
01-30-2012, 11:16 PM
:waiting:

Lol, +1!

Randy Jr
01-30-2012, 11:27 PM
Finally got the forging done!:dazed::fanning: I cant wait for this baby to cool enough to throw it on the surface grinder, this 1 million layer billet idea has been bugging me for a while now and im happy i finally got that out of my system. No idea if i will even be able to see the layers without a microscope but the cool factor of this is a 10 imo anyway.:doublethumbsup:
well guys pictures of the etched billet are less than an hour away, hold onto your hats!

SpikeC
01-30-2012, 11:40 PM
Hey Randy, congrats on getting that itch scratched! I look forward to seeing how this turns out!

ecchef
01-31-2012, 12:00 AM
Now it needs a handle. 100,000 layer micarta? :tease:

WildBoar
01-31-2012, 12:09 AM
:beer: Congrats, Jr.!

HHH Knives
01-31-2012, 12:15 AM
alright, here are the last batch of pics B4 I show ya the billet made up of 1080 and 15n20 ONE MILLION+ layers!!!

Final weld and draw!!! 1000000 layers++++
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Million051.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Million062.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Million069.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Million083.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Million086.jpg http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/1000000layreddraw044.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/1000000layreddraw039.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/1000000layreddraw055.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/1000000layreddraw070.jpg

HHH Knives
01-31-2012, 01:40 AM
What a day! Its been a blast seeing Randy Take charge and dominate this thing.. Building this to 1000000+ layers

Here are a few pics.. The pattern is actually more detailed and visible and awesome then I thought it would be.

Ill let you guys be the judge. More pictures to come..

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Billet1000000013.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Billet1000000014.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Billet1000000015.jpghttp://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Billet1000000017.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g428/HHHKnives/Billet1000000026.jpg

Great job Randy.. Im proud of ya. Its no small accomplishment forging this from start to finish in one work day. YOU ARE THE MAN!

Andrew H
01-31-2012, 01:43 AM
I'm amazed that it has a pattern you can see. Great work, Randy Jr.!

mainaman
01-31-2012, 01:57 AM
looks great

Dave Martell
01-31-2012, 02:27 AM
I can't decide what's cooler here, the 1M damascus billet, the cool ass pics, or the father & son team working (& having fun) with each other? :)

Deckhand
01-31-2012, 02:29 AM
Excellent!!

Crothcipt
01-31-2012, 02:47 AM
I agree with Dave you 2 are just making awesome behind. for me I first read your meteor blade not this. love the pics.

steeley
01-31-2012, 02:51 AM
:goodpost:That is very cool .
a well done to you sir.

Johnny.B.Good
01-31-2012, 02:57 AM
Nice work Jr.

Well, what's to become of it Randy?

P.S. The best thing about your threads is the number of pictures.

Mike Davis
01-31-2012, 03:53 AM
Sheer insanity!!!! Great job Randy Jr.!!!! you are freakin crazy!!!!

Twistington
01-31-2012, 06:05 AM
mmm, steel-burl... :D

Can't wait to see the finished blade, how about a wa-handle this time?

Eamon Burke
01-31-2012, 08:50 AM
I love it! It's something to look at and think about.

Mingooch
01-31-2012, 09:46 AM
Thank u Randy jr for making such a neat concept that I had to jump on it site unseen. Glad it came out as nice as it looks in the pictures. I am speaking with Randy about buying it and having a 285 suji with a wa handle made from it. I am thinking about what handle materials to use, so far there is a really nice hackberry on his site, now I need to think about the ferrule, spacers and if I want any mokume in there and an end cap or not. So many things to work on.....already cant wait.

HHH Knives
01-31-2012, 11:06 AM
First I gota say, JR IS THE MAN! LOL Im very proud of him, by the end of the day, He was whooped! dirty from the top of his head to the bottoms of his feet. and well.. Ever with the excitement of the new billet. you could clearly see he had over done it a bit.. BUT, Im proud of him.. It was a BLAST being able to share this with him as well as you KNIFE NUTS! :) Looks like this is gona be a Suji!!!!! :)

Thanks guys for following along. Its gona be a few B4 I start the Suji, But when I do, Ill bring this thread back to life! :D

DeepCSweede
01-31-2012, 11:09 AM
That is sooo great that you get to share these projects with your son Randy. His enthusiasm is infectious and carries over to us to see the work progress. Thanks for sharing.

echerub
01-31-2012, 11:18 AM
Thank you very much for sharing - gotta love the energy, the passion, and the craftsmanship in each of these threads :)

Randy Jr
01-31-2012, 12:00 PM
Thank u Randy jr for making such a neat concept that I had to jump on it site unseen. Glad it came out as nice as it looks in the pictures. I am speaking with Randy about buying it and having a 285 suji with a wa handle made from it. I am thinking about what handle materials to use, so far there is a really nice hackberry on his site, now I need to think about the ferrule, spacers and if I want any mokume in there and an end cap or not. So many things to work on.....already cant wait.
Thats awesome! Thank you for the interest in the project! Picking the handle materials is the hardest part for me, there are so many awesome materials that could go on it....but which ones NEED to be on the knife!
Im so happy with how this came out, the pictures really dont do the steel justice at all, it was really hard to get it to etch last night but the pattern in hand is INSANE! so many layers:bigeek: I cant wait for Sr to finish this one so we can see what a 1 million layer edge acts like!:spin chair:
Thanks to everyone though for the words of encouragement yesterday, the excitement on this forum definitely helped motivate me to finish this piece yesterday.

PierreRodrigue
01-31-2012, 12:11 PM
Well done Randy! I know it wasn"t wasy, be nice to see the finished product!

Eamon Burke
01-31-2012, 02:51 PM
I really am interested to see how this effects the apparent edge retention, considering the tiny size of the layers and yet still they have different wear rates.

WildBoar
01-31-2012, 06:17 PM
Previous for sale record was one minute. This one sold one minute after the steel bar was forged. That's gonna be tough to beat...

Great job, Jr. -- it was a lot of fun following the thread last evening!

ecchef
01-31-2012, 08:38 PM
I can't decide what's cooler here, the 1M damascus billet, the cool ass pics, or the father & son team working (& having fun) with each other? :)

+1. Great work & great thread! :thumbsup:

HHH Knives
02-01-2012, 12:52 AM
I gota tell you guys. This billet looks even better then the pics can show. I was checking it out closely today and in much better light. and the details are so amazing in this steel. Its got a grain to it similar to...... well... BURL WOOD!! The patterning is VERY tight and interwoven. Its just beautiful!!

Thanks guys for following along on this. Its been BIG FUN, to say the least. Im looking into getting a good wireless web cam or two.. I think it would be awesome if I could have a live feed that can be accessed off my web page. and have multiple cameras where the viewer can click and change from one to another!!! I think that would be just TOO COOL! :ovg::feedback::excited::doublethumbsup:

Don Nguyen
02-01-2012, 12:16 PM
I see some lines in the billet that are bolder than the other the others. Is this from the extra 09 layers that were added later?

Randy Jr
02-01-2012, 12:43 PM
Don- That is exactly it! I added them for 2 reasons to make sure that i had enough steel for the knife at the end:biggrin: and just in case that the other 1000000 layers wre hardly visible or not at all you would still see some pattern. luckily though you can still see the pattern. The next one i probably wont add any more steel into the mix i'll just start out with a bigger stack.:D

Michael Rader
02-01-2012, 12:50 PM
Great thread. That billet turned out very nice. Love it.

Very inspiring.

-M

Crothcipt
02-01-2012, 08:14 PM
I agree with Dave you 2 are just making awesome behind. for me I first read your meteor blade not this. love the pics.

um I don't think this is what I was trying to say.

any way, there is a program that is in beta at the moment for what you are wanting to do. Its called xsplit, they have made it easy to understand how to set it up and be behind the scenes. there is a few sites that are out there that provide a free service to new broadcasters. I am for the live feed, wanting to do something similar. Any questions just pm me.

HHH Knives
02-02-2012, 11:08 AM
Crothcipt. Thanks for the info. Thats the kind of stuff I would struggle with finding and setting up. When I get the cameras delivered. Ill be in contact. :)

HHH Knives
02-02-2012, 11:09 AM
Great thread. That billet turned out very nice. Love it.

Very inspiring.

-M

Mike, Nice to hear from you brother! Thanks

olpappy
03-09-2012, 12:08 AM
Are there pictures somewhere in this thread ? ? ? ? ? If so I can't see it

Crothcipt
03-09-2012, 12:10 AM
page 6 has a bunch. page 2 and 4. There is a bunch posted too. it may take a while for them to load.

olpappy
03-09-2012, 12:26 AM
page 6 has a bunch. page 2 and 4. There is a bunch posted too. it may take a while for them to load.

Found it, thanks.

HHH Knives
11-21-2012, 12:20 PM
Hello and good day. Its taken me some time to get to this billet!

One of our members commissioned this piece to be his new Suji. and I ground and heat treated he blade, everything was going to plan. Then it happened. I opened up a small flaw in the damascus,.. What a heart breaker!

All was not lost, Randy Jr is forging another billet for the order and I will get started on it next week!!

So what to do with this blade???? What do they say? when life gives ya lemons, Make lemon aid. :D So I re-profiled the blade, and changed the design slightly to remove the problem area on the blade and finished the blade out.



I will try and add some images of the NEW billet and knife making process to this thread if you guys want to see it? let me know..

WildBoar
11-21-2012, 02:00 PM
Please add images! Pretty please!

quantumcloud509
11-21-2012, 03:46 PM
I would be really interested in seeing what you ended up doing with it, as well as the asking price :doublethumbsup:

HHH Knives
11-21-2012, 04:12 PM
Here are a few of the first knife. This is the one that started out as the commissioned piece. It didnt work out as planned and was turned into this awesome slicer! :eyebrow:


Specs are
OAL 15 3/8
Blade is 10
Spine thickness above the heel, 2.6mm
half way between 2mm
1 behind the tip 1mm
Height: 43.3mm at the heel
Handle is 5 long
23mm to 26mm height
Pins: Copper with brass mosaics.
Rounded spine and relieved choil

Handle is Blue mammoth ivory with some of Marks killer Koa. copper spacers with copper and brass mosaic pins! and of course the million layer damascus blade.

The last image shows the heel and blade thickness, I just notices that there is a mirror image of it in the spine. Made me smile! :) Hope you all like this one.. STAY TUNED for take 2!!! Click on any photo for a LARGER image!

echerub
11-21-2012, 04:16 PM
Ah, glad to see you were still able to make a really nice knife from the billet :)

HHH Knives
11-21-2012, 04:30 PM
A couple of close ups on the dammy! :thumbsup:

And the Koa on this knife is just amazing! took a few pictures of it in direct sunlight. and WOW! yep.. thats about all I can say about the Koa!!!

WildBoar
11-21-2012, 04:42 PM
Beautiful!

HHH Knives
11-21-2012, 05:38 PM
Thanks Dave!

Crothcipt
11-21-2012, 06:35 PM
Well that turned out great. So what is up with this one? Has anyone taken it off your hands yet????

PierreRodrigue
11-21-2012, 09:11 PM
Beautiful work Randy! So far any lemons I have had have been rotten! Couldn't even make lemon aid! ;)

cclin
11-21-2012, 09:54 PM
good job!!:)

OnTheRoad
11-22-2012, 06:55 AM
Just read this thread from the beginning and that was very likely one of the greatest things I've seen, thank you.

Lefty
11-22-2012, 09:40 AM
That looks great, Randy! Your work always seems to impress me :D

Don Nguyen
11-22-2012, 11:31 AM
Randy I think the bolster and plunge region of your knives look fantastic.

Notaskinnychef
11-22-2012, 12:37 PM
Great thread. Just read the whole thing, very impressive, good work

HHH Knives
11-22-2012, 07:12 PM
Thanks guys!

Even though this knife didnt turn out PERFECT. none really ever do. I am happy with it and what we learned in the process. And the next one will be a little better because of it!

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving.
Randy

HHH Knives
01-12-2013, 04:04 PM
Finally. finished the Million layer Suji. This one is going to one of our members and is a 285mm slicing tool!!! rounded spine and choil. Mammoth ivory and stabilized Koa. Copper spacers and mosaic pins.

I would normally give all the specs and stuff. but I dont have a tape or a caliper on my desk today. Seems someone thought it would be a great idea to clean my desk. And well it looks better. but now I cant find anything!

Here are the photos!

Thanks for looking, enjoy!
Randy

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quantumcloud509
01-12-2013, 04:13 PM
Can...i touch that?

Burl Source
01-12-2013, 04:44 PM
WOW!!!
Very cool knife Randy.

Jmadams13
01-12-2013, 04:44 PM
Not normally a Damascus guy, but that looks amazing. Looks nice and thin, and the handle...

HHH Knives
01-12-2013, 05:36 PM
This is some of Marks Stabilized Koa. The stuff is extraordinary!!

Thanks guys!

God Bless YA
Randy

RRLOVER
01-12-2013, 09:08 PM
I love that handle...Great job Randys

Lefty
01-12-2013, 09:29 PM
Yup. Looks great! Nice looking grind too!

Customfan
01-12-2013, 10:42 PM
What can I say Randy! Its superb...just superb... The combination of materials rocks! :viking:

steeley
01-13-2013, 02:40 AM
That is one nice knife . the handle is really nice .:fanning:

cookinstuff
01-13-2013, 10:34 AM
Wow what a knife, I'm not usually a fan of more than 3 mosaic pins, but that looks amazing. What is better than the handle though, check that choil shot, yikes! Keep it up you crazy guys.

HHH Knives
01-13-2013, 01:45 PM
Thanks Guys! I appreciate all the comments. Makes a guy feel good about what hes doing!!

Mingooch
01-19-2013, 08:37 PM
Randy, just got the Suji today. Looks even better in person. Can't wait to run it through some meats real soon!!!!

HHH Knives
01-20-2013, 10:43 AM
Awesome to hear it arrived safe and sound! Enjoy!