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  1. stephanfowler

    stephanfowler knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Here is something I have been looking forward to showing off for a couple years actually.

    There's a bit of a story to it.

    This is the very first blade I successfully quenched with Hamon. It was made to be a gift for a very special lady who I teach Okinawan Shuri-Ryu to, she has basically adopted most of the class.

    All entirely handmade by me, the fittings are Wrought Iron and Copper, full Same Underwrap with purple Silk Ito and a Buffalo Horn Mekugi.

    The blade is 5 inches long of W1, water quenched. The blade was made when I FIRST started making knives and was made without any power tools at all, just files, sandpaper and stones.

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  2. Jorge Banner

    Jorge Banner Down For Life

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    Beautiful. It was an auspicious start, no doubt.
     
  3. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Aldebaran

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    yes indeed



    That is really nice man. I can't believe you made that w/out any power tools! :devilzeek

    Pardon my ignorance, but what is the lollypop type thingy?
     
  4. stephanfowler

    stephanfowler knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    That is an Uchiko Puff and a small bottle of Choji oil

    The Uchiko is finely powdered limestone for cleaning the blade, and the Choji oil is a surface protectant.

    For standard maintenance you thump the blade with the puff, wipe everything down, then apply a very light coat of oil.
     
  5. Mr.LaBella

    Mr.LaBella ←The № 1 Devil→ Administrator

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    Awesome! Have someone take some close ups :devilzeek
     
  6. Chibbi

    Chibbi Huge member

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    Me likey :cheesydevil:
     
  7. Clint

    Clint Advocatus Diaboli

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    SWEET knife!

    I love the hamon!:semper:
     
  8. Iceman

    Iceman GI-NORMOUS member

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    fucking sweet.
     
  9. bassjacker

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    very nice, lucky lady!!!
     
  10. maddawg918

    maddawg918 mad member

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    That is outstanding!!!!
     
  11. halfserrated

    halfserrated Huge member

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    Really like that one Stephen.
     
  12. pygar62

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    A thing of beauty.
     
  13. Centerfinger

    Centerfinger George Clooney is a Spy

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    I dig it, very clean and straight forward, I can't wait to see more Japanese influenced blades from you.
     
  14. Uncle_Jarvis

    Uncle_Jarvis Should be a custom title here

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    Now thats just fucking beautiful !!! Amazing Work :ssmile:
     
  15. SugarSkull

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    Great work, especially knowing it was entirely hand worked.:devilzeek
     
  16. englishmark

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    Very nice, knowing it's totally hand made makes all the more special.
     
  17. SPLITSHOT

    SPLITSHOT Paracord Pimp

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    That gives a new meaning of hand made. beautiful.....
     

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