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Bill Burke
04-29-2010, 09:12 AM
As a forum owner I feel like I should be doing something on here for you guys but I don't have a clue of what to do. As I read through everyone else's forums it seems like everthing has been covered so well that there is little that I can add. So What would everyone like to see? If you all can make some suggestions here I will do my best to fulfil your wishes.:confused:

murphda2
04-29-2010, 09:23 AM
I want to see another one of those AWESOME tomahawks.

Erik Fritz
04-29-2010, 09:57 AM
How about a WIP on one of your swords?

Bill Burke
04-29-2010, 11:15 AM
I want to see another one of those AWESOME tomahawks.

Like this one?

http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/84840_2_b.jpg

Or this one?

http://www.fototime.com/D81C1121EB09709/standard.jpg http://www.fototime.com/39D0210463F81EA/standard.jpg

Eric I could do a sword but it would take months with all the forging and picture taking and polishing and wrapping and wood carving...

Mark Behnke
04-29-2010, 01:37 PM
I'm sure there is much you could add,being a Master Smith and having studied with Ed Fowler, puts you in a very small extra ordinary group.

Subjects I would like to see

ABS JS knife build.

Heat treating, I think you would have a unique perspective.

Chef's knife build.

Thanks Mark

murphda2
04-29-2010, 03:11 PM
Bill, I deffinitely meant the "Spike". That mini is a beautifull piece, but I've drooled over the pics of that spike since the first time I seen it. That is an awesome piece! Hopefully I will be able to contact you and order one prior to my next "vacation" to the land of big rocks in SW Asia. I would love to have one to add to my battle rattle.

Bruce Barnett
04-29-2010, 06:16 PM
Hey mate,
How about a Bill Burke Blade Gallery to start with. Im sure there is a lot of your knives out there that a lot of people have never seen. The hawk pics just proved that2thumbs
Cheers Bruce

Bill Burke
04-29-2010, 08:29 PM
Hey mate,
How about a Bill Burke Blade Gallery to start with. Im sure there is a lot of your knives out there that a lot of people have never seen. The hawk pics just proved that2thumbs
Cheers Bruce

Hey Bruce, I will try and put up some of my best work for you.

Murph, I will patiently wait to hear from you. in the mean time I may just get one started so I'll have it when your ready.

Mark I was thinking of doing a chefs knife here. I have a plan but want it to be a surprise so everyone will just have to wait until things settle down and I can get it started.

Bruce Bump
04-30-2010, 01:44 AM
I want to see how you wrap damascus around a handle and/or guard. Or a WIP on a hawk even a miniture. You always win "Best Miniture" every show you do.

BobH
04-30-2010, 07:46 AM
+1 with Bruce. If you do a Damascus tang, or gaurd wrap WIP please let me come up and watch. I volunteer to take the pictures.
Bob

Bill Burke
05-02-2010, 12:30 AM
For Bruce.

this is a 10 inch san mai sujihiki and a 11 inch san mai slicer
http://www.fototime.com/2232588E1D31498/standard.jpg http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/87838_1_b.jpg

a santoku with a 8 inch san mai blade, and a 52100 sujihiki.
http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/86484_1_b.jpg http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/87794_4_b.jpg

a pair of bowies
http://www.fototime.com/3042234B8197428/standard.jpghttp://www.fototime.com/C77B65EA04C495E/standard.jpg

A small fighter that I call Wade's way in honor of Wade Colter. One more bowie
http://www.fototime.com/662F8986CF9AC6A/standard.jpg http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/84492_1_b.jpg

A couple of daggers
http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/84435_1_b.jpg http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/85258_1_b.jpg

A razor
http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/87056_3_b.jpg

and a mokume gane pen made from copper and brass.
http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/85834_1_b.jpg

that's all for now.

wdtorque
05-02-2010, 09:02 AM
Mighty, mighty nice work Bill. Impressive.
Did you take the photos? They are very well done. Dozier

BossDog
05-02-2010, 12:03 PM
feather pattern, quillion dagger with inlay wire wrap handle and stacked, fitted ferrules...something simple like that. ;):rolleyes:

murphda2
05-02-2010, 12:35 PM
Very nice! I really like the handle on "Wade's Way". What material is that?

Stew
05-02-2010, 01:31 PM
A tomahawk build-a-long would be excellent and a bit differnet.

murphda2
05-02-2010, 01:58 PM
A tomahawk build-a-long would be excellent and a bit differnet.

You could do this when I finally get around to saving enough pennies for mine Bill. That way not only do I get the hawk, I get documentation showing the build as well. :D

pocomoonskyeyes
05-02-2010, 02:06 PM
You could do this when I finally get around to saving enough pennies for mine Bill. That way not only do I get the hawk, I get documentation showing the build as well. :D

You know Murph, You make a very good point here. That is one thing that makes my Gedraitis build-off knife even MORE special. Seeing all the steps that go into it. I think it does make a Blade a little More special. I don't think very many people can say "This is MY blade being built." Truthfully, I like ALL the WIP's that are posted.

By the way Bill, They are ALL very beautiful!!

Bill Burke
05-02-2010, 03:04 PM
feather pattern, quillion dagger with inlay wire wrap handle and stacked, fitted ferrules...something simple like that. ;):rolleyes:

Tracy here is a close up of the blade, and the pomell.
http://www.fototime.com/84A05B7839EE052/standard.jpghttp://www.fototime.com/03ED9041B7D894A/standard.jpg

Murph, the handle on the Wades way is musk ox horn

Bruce Barnett
05-02-2010, 07:03 PM
Gday Bill,
Very nice mate. Wade's way is gorgeous but i really like the popcorn handled bowie. Keep em coming mate

Cheers Bruce

pocomoonskyeyes
05-02-2010, 07:29 PM
Bill, that is beautiful!!!

Bill Burke
05-02-2010, 10:47 PM
Thanks alot everyone. I'll post some more tomorrow.