Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Something Different....The NYC Harpoons for the New York Custom Knife Show

I have been thinking of trying out some new ideas. I did these as an exclusive design for Duane at EDC knives. These will be available at the NY Custom Knife Show.

I was not sure what to call them for a long time, but I now like "The NYC-Harpoon"..since I made them for the New York Show

Forged to shape out of 1065 carbon tool steel and featuring African Blackwood handles with Maple Inlay and epoxy-impregnated woven cotton cord all concealing three blind pins that have been peened.

OAL is like 10" with a 5.5" blade. The one with no skull-piercer is about 9.5"OAL.


OK so here we go.
From concept drawing & preform layout to completion.
 First two preforms cut....then Duane wanted one with out the spike, so I took it off & then made a third as I really wanted to do two
similar knives.
 Second one forged. This is it right off the anvil with no clean-up to the profile as of yet.

 Descaling with a hand stone and H2O
 Comparison of the first two...

 3-rd one forged & normalized
                                                              I just liked this shot.

 Dialing-in the Clip.

 All three heat treated.
 Handles after creating the inlay recess.
Creating the registered -space for the woven cotton line.
 Next step....Pins then Peening, then wrapping.....
 but not before making a little channel for the cord to sink into 
so it does not have a bump when finally wrapped
 First two wrapped.
 And Finally the finished knives: "The NYC Harpoon"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"The Special Ladies" ~ French Knives

 I forged and Heat Treated these blades about 18-months ago & they have been waiting to be finished all that time! I stared out to make two sets of three knives, a paring, this medium size French/Utility Knife and a full-size Chef knife.........well as I was making the others they just kept getting bought out of the studio before I could ever finalize a whole set...but these two blades remained.

So here they are & I am glad I waited as I adapted a different style handle to these borrowed from the Shallot Knife design. I created two beautiful slicing knives recently with a similar style handle & these were the follow up to those two knives. I think they came out really nice.

These Special Lady French knives are 11" OAL with 6.25" blades of 1095 with beautifully polished blades revealing Gunome Hamon.

Both are desert ironwood with ironwood inlay and detail carving.

I hope you enjoy the images.


Friday, October 5, 2012

California Custom Knife Show

Greetings All,
  I just wanted to announce that I will be exhibiting the knives in the images below and also some that are not posted here at the:

I invite you to come out and see what is available and meet many other makers, 
and have a great time!

I hope to see you there. -DON:)