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Thread: Old and first ever Collaboration

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    Old and first ever Collaboration

    Back in 2003 I did my first ever knife hand forging demo at the Puyallup Fair Grounds in Washington State for the North West Knife Collectors Show. I did two demo's that day, one in the morning and one later in the afternoon. Actually the afternoon demo wasn't scheduled, I did it mainly because I was bored to death. Funny thing was it attracted a few people. One of them happened to be Eric O Bergland, A Scandinavian style knife maker that lived in Oregon. After I did the demo this Eric fellow asked me if I would like to do a collaboration with him. He said he would like me to finish off the blade I just got done forging and send it to him and I did. It was two or three years later that he sent me the knife and sheath back and wanted me to take it with me to blade to try and sell.

    12 years later I looked back at this event and it was the start of a great friendship with Eric plus I find myself thinking if I were in to collecting knives this is the one knife I would have in my collection. I just like everything about this knife. I bet its the favorite knife in who's ever collection it is in now. A simple knife that just keeps on flowing.

    Now I need to go find that photo...... I found the photo but can't figure this thing out. Here's an old thread with the one and only photo I have of this knife: http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/inde...showtopic=4551
    Last edited by Raymond Richard; 03-18-2014 at 10:40 AM.
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    Ray, that is stunning! I love everything about that sweeping, beautiful knife! Wish it was in MY collection!

    Dave, I said it first. After I had been thinking about this one for awhile it has had a lot of influence on the way I make now. Have you still got that collaboration we did?
    Last edited by Raymond Richard; 03-19-2014 at 09:36 AM.
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    Hi Ray,

    It may have a bit of a different flavor, but it s still your blade, and your style...obviously.

    Awesome.

    Shane

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    Quote Raymond "...the one and only photo I have of this knife"


    Last edited by Mark Behnke; 03-28-2014 at 08:50 AM.

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    Mark, I do have the photo on my computer that I borrowed from the old thread but could never figure out how to stick in this thread. Thanks for adding the photo!

    Shane, You know I think of you from time to time and wonder what had become of you. Always good to hear from you!
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    My pleasure Raymond great knife and sheath too did you do it also?

    Great Faith, Great Doubt, Great Effort

    the three qualities necessary for training

    Slideshow of my Knives and Sheaths

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Behnke View Post
    My pleasure Raymond great knife and sheath too did you do it also?
    The sheath was made by Eric. http://www.bladegallery.com/shopdisp...land%2C+Eric+O. At the time we did this knife my sheaths were just complimentary. Eric's always been good at making sheaths. His table will be right next to mine at the OKCA Show the 12th and 13th of April.

    http://www.hawknknives.com/

    Second chances don't stop at two.....

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