Some of my previous works

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  1. Sep 17, 2019 #1

    MattM82

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    Following a very warm welcome I thought I’d share some images of previous work I’ve done. The WIP is what I was working on and researching when I came across the forum.
    All the work in these was done by me. Damascus, forging, grinding, heat treat, handle work and sayas.
    Thanks for looking.
    Matt
     

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    They look great and welcome to the forum.
     
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    Beautiful! Especially the damascus clad blade with the burl handle. Is that amboyna?
     
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    Thanks very much, glad to be here.
     
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    Thank you Caleb, that is Western Redbox burl that I stabilized with Cactus juice. I had a thing for quite a while of only using Australian Timber’s, but of late I’ve been using Timber’s from all over. The third pic down is Cocobolo. The 6th down, the pair is cross-cut Bocote.
     
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    Welcome, nice work! I really dig the keyhole integral, that's slick!
     
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    Thank you very much, glad you like it. I took a class with Mastersmith Rodgrigo Sfreddo on how to make keyholes and that's the knife I made. I have another two on the go right now, a 270mm damascus gyoto and a 175mm damascus Nakiri (although that one is going to be a little different, and hopefully awesome!)
     
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    Very nice work Matt! :)
     
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    Very nice work! The one in picture #6 is my favorite.
     
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    That keyhole is nice
     
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    Agree with all, that keyhole integral is looking great!
     
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    really impressive blades but GOD DAMN that wood man! very good selction there!
     
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    Thanks to you and Valgard,

    Keyholes are definitely my new favourite style but they are so much more work that I have to restrain myself from committing to too many.

    I do have a 270mm Damascus Gyoto keyhole in the works and something else that’s a little special. I’ll post them up when done.
     
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    I have quite the collection of Timber’s, it’s my favourite part of a build when I’m choosing from them, but I also have some excellent timber suppliers, one who is local and I can drive to his place and look through his stock... fun but usually expensive
     
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    The top one is great! That's the real ART.
     
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