Hello, I'm Paul, a British Knifemaker

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  1. Jan 20, 2020 #31

    Beau Nidle

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    Had some fun making my own damascus recently, I'll soon be selling knives using it, or billets if anyone wants to make their own. This is some random pattern and some ladder pattern, both 720 layers. I think more experimentation might be needed with ladder, but I'm pretty happy with the random!

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  2. Feb 11, 2020 #32

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    Making a chef knife from my damascus. Slight miscalculation has meant 864 layers on this one. HT tomorrow, it's only at 60 grit right now so the pattern isn't popping out, but it looks quite nice.

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  3. Feb 11, 2020 #33

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    You're really making me want to say dibs.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2020 #34

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    Lovely! Were you shooting for a thousand plus? Two steels in the Damascus or more?
     
  5. Feb 12, 2020 #35

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    I was shooting for 720. Unfortunately my 144 times table is a little rusty. 1080 and 15N20 in it. I got it heat treated today, doing some more grinding on it tomorrow to hopefully get a good look at the pattern.
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2020 #36

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    Yeah. That'll do.

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  7. Feb 21, 2020 #37

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    And now for some mosaic...just because.

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  8. Mar 5, 2020 #38

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    beautiful work sir.
     
  9. Mar 5, 2020 #39

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    Indeed. Had a very organic flux. And this is from someone who can take or leave Damascus generally.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2020 #40

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    Thanks guys. I put the two together to make a knife that's going to a local shop. I really like the mosaic ferrule, I'll definitely do more of those.

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    I know y'all love a choil shot

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  11. Mar 9, 2020 #41

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    That is an intense level of detail, from tip to butt. It's busy, but so are many great works of art. Bravo.
     
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  12. Mar 9, 2020 #42

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    Thanks Caleb. As I was laying it out I wondered if it was too much, but pressed on anyway. I’m glad I did. You’re right, there’s a lot going on, but I don’t feel like any one part detracts from another. Others may feel differently of course. I have more of this steel and will probably try for a simpler look on the next one.
     
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  13. Mar 9, 2020 #43

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    I'm not big into damascus or colorful handles, but this is pretty impressive work!
     
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    Just found this thread. Very impressive work. That last one has a ton going on but at the same time when you step back and look at the whole nothing is in your face. I really like it. Keep up the great work!
     
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    Paul, would love to hear more about that Nakiri you have in the works.
     
  16. Mar 12, 2020 #46

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    At the minute the nakiri is just a blank, but I should definitely work on it next. In the meantime, here's two petties that are awaiting handles. Both 720 layers, I like the organic feel that it gives the ladder pattern, not sure it adds much for raindrop.

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    I agree on the ladder. Both are really nice but the ladder just has the look.
     
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    Those are great, the ladder especially
     
  19. Mar 13, 2020 #49

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    One vote for the raindrop! I find myself much more interested in it visually, with the high contrast areas interspersed throughout.
     
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    I really like the high layer on both patterns. It makes them both look more trippy. Very nice!
     
  21. Mar 15, 2020 #51

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    I think it’s actually a nice touch. There are enough and more plain pieces out there. I don’t think it’s too far OTT, and different means it resonates stronger with some people aesthetically really liking the mosaic ferrule.
     
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  22. Mar 16, 2020 #52

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    Here's the two petty's with handles, next to the gyuto for some scale. Handles are buckeye burl with dyed black sycamore.

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