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Burl Source
03-05-2012, 07:28 PM
These just showed up in the mail today.
My newest knife from Erik Markman and a pair of wooden shoes.
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/mar12/2.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/mar12/1-1.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/mar12/3.jpg
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac219/burlsource/mar12/4.jpg
As I am sure you can guess, I am showing these to everyone.

kalaeb
03-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Very cool. Do all danish knifemakers include shoes? J/k that's awesome.

The hekler
03-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Wooden shoes? Interesting. I love the knife, I'm drawn to the handle, the figuring of the wood is exquisite and the finish on it is truly amazing.

Eamon Burke
03-05-2012, 07:57 PM
Are wood shoes practical?

That knife looks really comfy.

Deckhand
03-05-2012, 08:23 PM
I think wooden shoes are practical if the windmill stops working and your farm fills with water.
Nice knife.

Marko Tsourkan
03-05-2012, 09:13 PM
Wooden clogs are still being used today, though you see them with leather top and wooden bottom.

M

Burl Source
03-05-2012, 09:17 PM
Some of the other makers had made comments about Erik being the only knife maker to forge steel while wearing wooden shoes.
I think I might have made a comment at one time or another.
Now I will be the only wood seller with wooden shoes.

My photos don't do a very good job showing how nice this knife really is.
Even looking at the steel under magnification I can't find anything even close to a flaw.
The finish on the redwood is fantastic.
It is a fairly stout knife but it feels good in hand.

I will be getting professional photos done of this knife in the near future.

sudsy9977
03-05-2012, 09:21 PM
i wonder if he ever learned from adam derosiers......has a very similar feel to it....ryan

Eamon Burke
03-05-2012, 09:42 PM
i wonder if he ever learned from adam derosiers......has a very similar feel to it....ryan

I can see where you are coming from with the way the pattern comes out from the bolster and whatnot. But it's got no ricasso!

jmforge
03-05-2012, 11:46 PM
Adam actually learned a fair number of his tricks early on from Jason Knight. Jason does those raised clip bowies a fair bit. As for Erik, our buddy Ian calls him, Toni Ooostendorp, Ed De Pauw and Gudy Van Poppel "The Cloggies" but I think that Erik is the only one that actually forges in his clogs.:big grin: You now need your Erik Markman Fan Club avatar for your profile.:doublethumbsup: