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StephanFowler
11-10-2009, 04:57 PM
Made my first Damascus Piece

I have very intentionally avoided making damascus blades for the longest time because I really wanted to concentrate on design and fit/finish before going down the embellishment road

I just got my hydraulic forging press set up a couple weekends ago and decided to take the plunge and try one.

let me know what you think


7" Fighter blade
1084 / 15n20 High layer count blade (was supposed to be W's but I accidently turned the billet 90 degrees, whoops, I can ladder the rest of the billet an it will turn out fine)

Caramel Micarta Handle (cause I'm gonna BEAT this one up a lot testing it, didn't wanna waste premium materials)
SS double guard

http://fowlerblades.com/web/wp-content/gallery/2009-knives/damascusfighter-01.jpg

http://fowlerblades.com/web/wp-content/gallery/2009-knives/damascusfighter-02.jpg


VERY tapered blade, light and quick

http://fowlerblades.com/web/wp-content/gallery/2009-knives/damascusfighter-03.jpg

Decent shot of the pattern, LOTS of Chatoyance (shimmer)

http://fowlerblades.com/web/wp-content/gallery/2009-knives/damascusfighter-04.jpg

Kevin Cross
11-10-2009, 06:12 PM
Looks Good Stephan. Let us know how it survives. I'm willing to bet that it is not only beautiful but pretty rugged too.

murphda2
11-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Absolutely horribly ugly Stephen. You should send this to me immediately so that I can dispose of it properly.

In all seriousness, that's a great looking blade. Don't be too rough on it. You may want to put that one away for the future "I Love Me" collection. If not, you can send it my way. :D

JAWilliams
11-10-2009, 07:45 PM
Great looking knife sir. Love the 1084 and 15n20.