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Heres one we have been working on this week. Its profiled and am getting ready to HT. Here are the specs so far. :) any comments or suggestions are welcomed.

OAL 347mm or 13 5/8"
blade is 228mm or aprox 9"
heel height is 49mm, 1 7/8"
spine is 2.7mm thick.

This one is getting matching damascus bolsters and Honduran rosewood burl handles.

Thanks for looking.
Randy


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Coming along nicely Randy! I like the damascus pattern and the profile is spot on! :biggrin:
 

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I like the damascus pattern and the edge profile. I think I'd shave some off the top so it has more of a point on the tip.
 

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:bliss: Thanks guys.. Im happy to say this one made it through HT and is straight as a arrow!

Ill try and post more pics as I progress on this one..

Randy
 

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Thanks guys! I made a little headway on this yesterday.. Ill get some new pics posted today

Again thanks for looking and the kind comments. :thumbsup:
 

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I love it when a plan comes together.. Here are a few pics of the blade after the main grinds, and etched.. Next I will add Thorn and vine filework along the spine. Then make the matching damascus bolsters..

Randy


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Great looking knife, I really like the profile.
What is the grind?
 

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That's going to be one sweet knife. Can't wait to see the finished product. I don't believe I've ever seen rosewood Burl.
 

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Rosewood burl is some amazingly beautiful stuff!! BUT, It does need to be properly seasoned or dried fully, or it will shrink and crack and bow, It gets ugly fast.. dont ask me how I know!! lol

These blocks have been seasoned for over 3 years by me and the seller seasoned for 2 1/2 years B4 I purchased it.. Its finally ready to use! :bliss:

Here is a pic, enjoy.

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Great looking knife, I really like the profile.
What is the grind?

Thanks, The grind is a full flat with a slight convex toward the cutting edge. This helps to keep food sticking to a minimum. and makes the geometry better at the transition between the cutting bevel and the main grind..
 

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Whoa, that is some amazing wood! I've got wood envy :)
 

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Nice combination there Randy... I think its coming along very nicely... Can't wait to see those finished pics! :thumbsup:
 

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Wow! Your knives are pretty amazing, Randy.
I want one of those blocks, by the way!
 

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Love the way the pattern worked! And that wood is amazing!
 

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Appreciate the comments. Made a little more progress today, Cut and shaped the damascus bolsters and fitted them to the blade. Cut and sanded the scales.
Thanks for looking.
Randy
 

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Yep, Some of the woods we use and love take many years to get to a point where they can be used or stabilized. And some, like these wicked blocks or Rosewood are worth the wait and the work. :)
 

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Heres a few pics of the finished knife.. Thanks everyone for looking I hope you like the knife.

Specs
OAL 347mm, 13 5/8"
Blade 229mm, 9"
Heel 49.42mm, 1 7/8"
spine at heel 2.6mm, .102"

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Wow, that knife really turned out beautifully. Great job!
 

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Wow Randy, That's a really cool looking knife. I really like tool work you do on the spine. :ggodjob:
 

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That knife doesn't need a rack, it needs a display stand!
 

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Amazing work! Love that handle:nicethread:
 
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