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deker

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Hey folks, my name is Rob but everybody calls me Deker. I made my first knife about 5 years ago and my production has been low, but I keep at it when I can. Recently I've been making more damascus than knives, but I'm hoping to shift back the other direction for a bit soon.

Thanks for the new forum Dave, like I needed someplace else to spend my time that's not in the shop :)

-d
 

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Hi, Deker.

Can you post any pics of your knives and damascus? There's never enough of them!

Rick
 

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Yeah, pics or it didn't happen.
 

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Thanks for the welcome wagon guys! Butch is actually about 10 minutes from me, so I get to see a lot of stuff before you guys do :)

I haven't been making many knives recently, so I'll trot out some old pictures from the archives.

First was from my very first billet of Damascus.



Something a little different I did with some Gemsbok horn.



A bowie I did a while back



I've got a website where I discuss the way I go about making my damascus for anybody who wants to learn about the process. I'm a little behind in my adding info to the site, but I hope to get back on adding content soon.

See you guys around the forum! :)

-d
 

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Deker, you know that I'm going to say that this Bowie kicks ass, right? :)

I like the others too but damn - that Bowie is eyecandy. I love your damascus.
 

deker

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Deker, you know that I'm going to say that this Bowie kicks ass, right? :)

I like the others too but damn - that Bowie is eyecandy. I love your damascus.
Thanks Dave! That was the bowie I mentioned that I traded for an anvil. ;)

It was a neat one to do. The steel was something like 13 layers but was twisted as a 1 1/2" bar which is a REAL PITA without power equipment for twisting. I did that billet at a demonstration a few years ago and it took 3 of us to get it twisted.

-d
 
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