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Bill Burke
10-01-2009, 12:30 AM
Tracy, I thought that I would post the pictures for you here.

24 inch katana Copper habaki Steel tsuba, Fuchi, Kashira and kojiri all with silver and gold inlay. Black and gold ito over genuine ray skin wrapped wooden tsuka. Alder wood saya with caped buffalo koikuchi and kurikata. Hi gloss black saya with black silk sageo. This blade is forged from railroad rail, water qeunched with clay and stone polished.
http://www.fototime.com/1135B0823DDB8A7/standard.jpg

precision damascus miniture folding dagger, one and 3/4 inch blade herring bone damascus with a firestorm edge weld. firestorm bolsters and mamoth ivory handle scales.

http://www.fototime.com/129A4F0DB6FD8C9/standard.jpg

Bruce Barnett
10-01-2009, 03:16 AM
Very well done Bill, love the big folder. urock1

Cheers Bruce

BowtownBlade
10-01-2009, 03:40 AM
beautiful stuff goodjob1

BossDog
10-01-2009, 06:45 AM
the katana looks perfect..

that is the folder we were talking about on the phone?
What did you win with that again?

John Barker
10-01-2009, 12:06 PM
The pattern on the folder is super sweet. Both are exceptional. Thanks for sharing the pics.
-John

Bill Burke
10-01-2009, 02:37 PM
the katana looks perfect..

that is the folder we were talking about on the phone?
What did you win with that again?

The folder won best minature at blade show west and gave me enough points for the blade handmade award to boot. the katana won best sword.

Thanks everyone else for the aplause.

BossDog
10-01-2009, 02:49 PM
really nice work Bill

RAGUEL3
10-01-2009, 02:55 PM
Congrats on the win, nice stuff

Tomo Hisamoto
10-01-2009, 04:40 PM
Very nice sword. The judge's had a good eye. "stone polished"must have been month's...

Bill Burke
10-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Very nice sword. The judge's had a good eye. "stone polished"must have been month's...

You are correct in that. I spent over two months working on this with water stones. the first three weeks during the foundation polishing I work on it for a minimum of eight hours per day. After the foundation polish was done I then only worked on it until I started to get tired but worked on it pretty much every day.

Bruce Bump
10-01-2009, 08:39 PM
You are correct in that. I spent over two months working on this with water stones. the first three weeks during the foundation polishing I work on it for a minimum of eight hours per day. After the foundation polish was done I then only worked on it until I started to get tired but worked on it pretty much every day.

Bill, Do you have some Japanese heritage? Either that or you are an animal!
Serious expertise here.

Eric Draven
10-02-2009, 12:10 AM
WOW....the stone polishing is AMAZING sir. VERY sexy.

Blastmaster1972
10-02-2009, 12:32 AM
That mini folder is a beauty!

The sword is nice as well.

Kind regards,

Jos

Bill Burke
10-02-2009, 08:51 AM
Bill, Do you have some Japanese heritage? Either that or you are an animal!
Serious expertise here.

Bruce I am neither just OCD and the stupid idea that when I make swords they should be done traditionally and yes I am working on making steel from dirt also.Short Bus

John M Cohea
10-02-2009, 09:41 AM
Both are incredible Bill, and the awards well deserved!

jim moyer
10-08-2009, 09:49 AM
Thanks everyone else for the aplause.

Yea, Yea.

Nice work Bill and congrats again.

Frank Niro
10-08-2009, 10:15 AM
They sure show the Quality thing !!!!!!!!!!!!! Frank

Bill Burke
10-08-2009, 05:13 PM
thanks alot guys. you too Jim.

Tony Moyer
10-11-2009, 12:23 PM
Congrats Bill, Awesome work.

Tony

lacigars
10-13-2009, 08:19 AM
Simply gorgeous pieces....

Knifeologist
10-13-2009, 08:32 AM
Congratulations on the awards. The sword looks really cool, any close up pictures available?

Thanks

Bill Burke
10-13-2009, 07:01 PM
Congratulations on the awards. The sword looks really cool, any close up pictures available?

Thanks

I'll try and get some.

jlx52005
10-14-2009, 01:05 AM
The awards were well deserved, both great looking pieces.

Semper708
10-14-2009, 08:25 AM
2thumbs Very Nice Work there 2thumbs Thanks for sharing 2thumbs