After getting some new equipment for the shop I am finally getting back to finishing up some knives.
Up first are two sweet looking knives that almost look like they could be set! The top knife is my Shallot Knife design, forged-to-shape out of 1095 carbon steel and is going to Jane of the 29 Palms Inn who bought me my anvil for a B-Day Present so many years ago!
The Classic French with the Hamon under the Shallot Knife is forged-to-shape out of 1084 and is going to the USN Gathering later in the year. I think it's one of the best chef knives I have made to date and features a sweet clay heat treatment using some of Aldo's 1084 from NJ Steel Baron and is dressed in African Blackwood (as is the Shallot Knife) with Lemonwood inlay and detail carving.
Then I have a sweet French Knife that is called "Pulsar". this blade shape represents some of the very early French knives that came out of the Wustof shops where the blade was a very triangular-shape. This one if forged-to-shape out of W2 and is dressed in Arizona Desert Ironwood with Ebonly inlay and detail carving.
I hope you enjoy the images of these new creations:)