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Bill Burke
06-01-2012, 10:44 PM
Ok This started as a handle wip but I got into it and forgot to take pictures but here is what I did get.

yall seen this one already
http://www.fototime.com/0E70186ADA70354/standard.jpg

handle materials
http://www.fototime.com/B9B839048675544/standard.jpg

Handle rough cut
http://www.fototime.com/C7B431B8F4E383F/standard.jpg

Spacers cut and tang hole drilled.
http://www.fototime.com/87A22E122BA50F3/standard.jpg

Its a long SOB
http://www.fototime.com/19FD95C57BBEE99/standard.jpg

money shot
http://www.fototime.com/33D560C740DE411/orig.jpg

close up of bolster area
http://www.fototime.com/7D07B5DA293D571/standard.jpg

Pensacola Tiger
06-01-2012, 10:46 PM
That's just stunning, Bill. Řivind should be very happy, I know I would be.

Lucretia
06-01-2012, 10:47 PM
Bill, you are a dirty, dirty boy.

sachem allison
06-01-2012, 10:49 PM
damn!

knyfeknerd
06-01-2012, 10:54 PM
my life sux that this is not my knife

PierreRodrigue
06-01-2012, 11:00 PM
One of the nicest examples of the craft that I have seen. Stunning Bill. Well done!

The Edge
06-01-2012, 11:01 PM
:ubersexy:

Dave Martell
06-01-2012, 11:20 PM
Damn Bill....this is stunning!!!!! Congrats Oivind :thumbsup:

Bill Burke
06-01-2012, 11:41 PM
Thank you all. I'll post up all the specs tomorrow.

Pabloz
06-01-2012, 11:47 PM
Makes my sticker Peck up!!!

The hekler
06-01-2012, 11:48 PM
Holy s$&@. That's one hell of a knive and the handle being solid musk ox, extravagant but sweet!

brainsausage
06-02-2012, 12:01 AM
Mine eyes have seen the glory.... Wha-wha-wha-whaaaaa-happen?

GlassEye
06-02-2012, 12:48 AM
Gorgeous knife. That musk ox horn is an amazing material, I need to put some on a knife.

stereo.pete
06-02-2012, 12:54 AM
Slap me silly and call me Jealous! :zipper:

apicius9
06-02-2012, 12:57 AM
Beautiful work, Bill. Starting to think I should work with some of that also...

Stefan

Johnny.B.Good
06-02-2012, 01:21 AM
Impressive.

sw2geeks
06-02-2012, 01:28 AM
Wow!

WillC
06-02-2012, 01:48 AM
Bill that is a classy knife, you make something so complicated look clean and effortless, the mark of a true master.
A question if i may, do you have any handy hints for keeping the bolster square and flat for handle fit up.

I think i would upset it flush with a flat slotted bar, like
A tennon shoulder befofe finishing. As I have no Mill.
Also is dragon breath your own development
Atb
will

Chef Niloc
06-02-2012, 01:49 AM
Wow that looked easy

Kidding aside that's one hell of a knife Bill! I think it might be the best use of your dragons berth yet?

oivind_dahle
06-02-2012, 02:28 AM
WoW!

Turned out really nice! Im really impressed Bill, you are truly gifted!
Love everything about it. How does she cuts and how does she feel?

For nuts:
Bill is bringing this to Blade in a week, stop by Bills table and talk to him. (and take some pics of Bill and his knives)

oivind_dahle
06-02-2012, 02:32 AM
Didnt realize before now that this pic was huge!
http://www.fototime.com/33D560C740DE411/orig.jpg

Impressive skills mister!

sw2geeks
06-02-2012, 02:51 AM
Very nice!

EdipisReks
06-02-2012, 02:53 AM
that's an amazing looking knife!

Darkhoek
06-02-2012, 06:15 AM
Wowsers! I guess your pimped up Victorinoxes has finally gotten some serious competition here, Řivind. :D
As I said earlier abou the blade alone, this is probably the most spectacular kitchen knife I have seen. The blacksmithing and etching of that damascus is true mastery. Well done Bill.

DarKHOeK

Twistington
06-02-2012, 06:54 AM
Wowsers! I guess your pimped up Victorinoxes has finally gotten some serious competition here, Řivind. :D
As I said earlier abou the blade alone, this is probably the most spectacular kitchen knife I have seen. The blacksmithing and etching of that damascus is true mastery. Well done Bill.

DarKHOeK

Tell Řivind i hate him! :lol2:

RRLOVER
06-02-2012, 08:23 AM
That is an amazing pattern you forged bill:thumbsup:

DevinT
06-02-2012, 08:36 AM
SHOW OFF!!

I wish that I were going to the show so I could see that one in person.

Great job Bill, what happens when Dan O thinks it's for him?

Hoss

Bill Burke
06-02-2012, 08:50 AM
Wow, thank you everyone for the praise of the knife. I think it is one of the very best I have done.




Bill that is a classy knife, you make something so complicated look clean and effortless, the mark of a true master.
A question if i may, do you have any handy hints for keeping the bolster square and flat for handle fit up.

I think i would upset it flush with a flat slotted bar, like
A tennon shoulder befofe finishing. As I have no Mill.
Also is dragon breath your own development
Atb
will

Hi Will,

When I started forging thid blade the steel was in a block roughly six inches long a inch and a half wide and a half to five eights thick, so all I had to do was draw out the blade and tang and leave the bolster area alone. After forging I just ground/filed it to shape no milling at all. One little trick is to leave the sides of the bolster area flat, or surface grind the flat and parallel so that you can clamp a file guide to them and file the shoulders for a perfect handle fit. A tennon jig or Monkey tool would work.

Yes as far as I know, I am the developer of Dragons breath pattern though not the technique used to get it. I also did another pattern that I call river of fire. Though it is not as dramatic as this one.

WillC
06-02-2012, 09:03 AM
Thanks Bill that makes perfect sense:biggrin:

oivind_dahle
06-02-2012, 10:46 AM
Amazing work Bill.
I finally came home and could view this on my computer. How about some spine shot and the measurements, this monster is huge! :)

Eamon Burke
06-02-2012, 10:56 AM
Yeah, let's get a choil shot.

This is a :jawdrop: of a knife! The kind of thing you show off at parties!

HHH Knives
06-02-2012, 01:54 PM
Amazing work on this one Bill. Great looking steel and masterfully executed bolsters and handle!

That Musk ox boss looks familiar!! :D

oivind_dahle
06-04-2012, 03:10 AM
Guess Bill is occupied making the last knives for Bladeshow! :)
He will ha at table 15Q, so if you are a nut go visit him, and do a lot of pics and play with his knives :)

I wish you luck on Blade Bill. However, when you spot that sneaky Hobbit, make sure to hide this knife. We dont wanna have this end up in Seattle, so keep an eye on him! :) A few pics of your table would be fun, as I wonder what else you bring for the show :)

Still-edo
06-04-2012, 01:28 PM
I liked pearl.. Now I really like musk Ox horn!

Marko Tsourkan
06-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Late to the party, but I have to say, integral bolster and your (Bill) handle (handled personally) makes it for me. Forget about Damascus, musk ox horn, I can live without it, but those two things, handle (shape and size) and bolster done perfectly, make it a perfect western knife for me. Period.

And you know what they say - people like to copy beautiful things and boy, do I want to make one like that. :D

Great work, Bill. Very inspiring.

M

Deckhand
06-04-2012, 08:56 PM
Just amazing!

Bill Burke
06-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Sorry Guys, Oivind is right, I have been practically sleeping in the shop.

The quick specks are:

Thickness at bolster, 2.5mm thickness mid spine. 1.85mm, thickness 50mm from tip, 1.3mm, thickness at tip .2mm.
edge thickness 2mm behind edge, .2mm
width at heel 40.4mm
length of cutting edge, 298.45mm
handle, 140mm, long, 17.3mm, wide (side to side) at bolster, 22.6mm high, (top to bottom) at bolster. 27mm wide at swell, 31.75mm high at swell, 23mm wide at the waist, 28mm high at waist.

overall length 444.5mm

I don't have a weight but I'll add it later today.

oivind_dahle
06-05-2012, 10:21 AM
Sounds good :)
Wonder how she will split those lobsters :)

DeepCSweede
06-05-2012, 11:31 AM
Sorry Guys, Oivind is right, I have been practically sleeping in the shop.

The quick specks are:

Thickness at bolster, 2.5mm thickness mid spine. 1.85mm, thickness 50mm from tip, 1.3mm, thickness at tip .2mm.
edge thickness 2mm behind edge, .2mm
width at heel 40.4mm
length of cutting edge, 298.45mm
handle, 140mm, long, 17.3mm, wide (side to side) at bolster, 22.6mm high, (top to bottom) at bolster. 27mm wide at swell, 31.75mm high at swell, 23mm wide at the waist, 28mm high at waist.

overall length 444.5mm

I don't have a weight but I'll add it later today.

Bill - how about the balance point too? That is a beautiful piece of work!!

Bill Burke
06-05-2012, 04:49 PM
Well with the heavy musk ox handle it balances right in the curve of the bolsters. I thought about thinning the handle to take a little weight out of it but it feels so good I didn't want to mess with it.


Bill - how about the balance point too? That is a beautiful piece of work!!

DeepCSweede
06-05-2012, 05:03 PM
When I saw Bill's Dragon's Breath with Sheephorn handle at EE a couple of months ago, I was thinking that I would really like it but in Musk ox horn. Now, I am seeing the real deal with even more pronounced fire breath and it is absolutely amazing, I have come back to look at this at least ten times. To use an Oivind analogy - I want this high end ho's sister.

oivind_dahle
06-05-2012, 06:17 PM
Hehe.
There are however angels, the one you bring home to your family, the one you introduce to your mother and marries. And there are girls nobody will ever know about. Carter is the provider of the slutty ones, the one you break the unwritten rules with. Burke is the provider of the elegance, the pure, the unique, the one you wanna spend your life with .)

Remember, there is a difference between Estella Marie Thompson as Devine Brown in "Hughs proudest moment" and Charlize Theron as Sara Deever in "Sweet November".

Im out celebrating new job and title tomorrow and following day, won't be around on the forum, so I wish Bill the best @ Bladeshow. If you are a forum member you should visit him and talk. Take some pics, that would be awesome. Wish I could go to Blade, but Im stuck at parties at work :(

SpikeC
06-05-2012, 08:58 PM
Regarding Bills decision on the balance point:
Good choice, the feel in the hand is the deal.

jmforge
06-11-2012, 08:50 PM
Dang!!!! That piece of horn probably costs almost as much as my first car.:D

oivind_dahle
06-14-2012, 12:33 PM
God damn Im starting to look forward to this knife!
Playing with the thoughts about letting JohnnyChance do a review on it before it leaves the US, but I don't know if he is up for the challenge :)
He might ruin the blade... Hmmmmm?

Crothcipt
06-14-2012, 07:38 PM
God damn Im starting to look forward to this knife!
Playing with the thoughts about letting JohnnyChance do a review on it before it leaves the US, but I don't know if he is up for the challenge :)
He might ruin the blade... Hmmmmm?

:spitcoffee: