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Erin Burke
11-07-2009, 08:47 PM
After a long delay, I finally finished Knife #7... well, actually Knives #7 (plural). Some of my sisters have been requesting that I make them knives, so this is what I came up with.

Stats
Length: 4-7/8"
Blade: 2" (cutting edge)
Steel: 1/8" 1080 (from Kelly Cupples)
Clay-Treated w/ hamon, Hollow-Ground w/ tapered-tang
Handle: Desert Ironwood w/ 416ss bolsters and pins

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I have four sisters. The four knives with the lighter Desert Ironwood are each stenciled with one of their nick-names on the presentation side. On the back side is my maker's mark. The fifth knife - the one with the dark ironwood scales - was my extra... just in case I screwed on of the other ones up. Once it appeared that they'd all finish up OK, I decided to give the darker wood a try and figured I'd keep it for myself :D.

I don't suppose that I can give them as gifts until I get some sheaths made - I still haven't made a single sheath :eek: - but I'll save that for another thread.

If you are interested, you can see the original WIP thread HERE (http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7241254) on BF.

Let me know what you think.

Erin

T.A. DAVISON
11-07-2009, 08:50 PM
They look great - your sisters are very lucky.
Now get some sheaths made. --- 2thumbs

TA


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ChipI.
11-08-2009, 08:29 AM
Erin they look really great. Your sisters are gonna love them . Are those nick names stamped in there? Great work.

JAWilliams
11-08-2009, 01:25 PM
Very nice. You area better brother than me, I have three sisters and I haven't made thhem one yet. Great looking work.

TKC
11-08-2009, 03:42 PM
Those are all good looking knives!! I am sure that your sisters will be very happy.

John M Cohea
11-08-2009, 04:59 PM
I'm sure the sister's will love these.Most excellent work!!!

ziozeb
11-09-2009, 06:25 AM
Very nice.

lacigars
11-09-2009, 10:20 AM
Outstanding knives

pierceblades
11-09-2009, 10:39 AM
very nice, i know the feeling about the sheathes i am in the same boat

kimmolilja
11-09-2009, 11:05 AM
Very nice knives. Love them all.

/Kimmo Lilja

Erin Burke
11-09-2009, 07:27 PM
Erin they look really great. Your sisters are gonna love them . Are those nick names stamped in there? Great work.

Thanks ChipI... the names are etched in. I had Ernie make-up some custom stencils and used my homemade Crawford etcher.



Very nice. You area better brother than me, I have three sisters and I haven't made thhem one yet. Great looking work.

James, I told myself that I would complete ten knives before I would even consider selling one. I had just finished #6 and decided that I might as well give the next ones away as gifts if I wasn't going to sell them. Just so happened that Knife #7 morphed into five knives. Knife #8 looks like it is going to end up being triplets (my wife's brothers):D.



very nice, i know the feeling about the sheathes i am in the same boat

That's hilarious. I spent all this time gathering the equipment and working on the skills required to make passable knives only to realize that they're kinda awkward to carry around without a sheath. Putting one of these in your pocket could convert you from a Gentile to a Jew in a hurry.:eek:

Erin

ArtinNC
11-09-2009, 07:44 PM
Very nice