A. Cole Photo Gallery

Alden Cole

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I like looking through some of the other guys photo albums, seeing the progression and getting ideas. Figured I should start a gallery of my own knives. This was one of my earlier knives. These next ones aren't even the very first ones, I won't make you put your eyes through that. Just know that my first knives were probably a lot worse than you could imagine and I've got a long ways to go still. Hope you enjoy the pics, comments and critique on recent knives welcome.
 

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Alden Cole

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The one and only Ducky knife pattern! Patent pending ;). And I now realize that these haven't quite been in order. Oh well. The kitchen knife was for my Mom, the Olive wood came from a trip to Italy. Apart from the tanto and nicer palm skinner all of the knives up to this point were made with the 1x30. When I got the 2x72 and heat treat oven it upped my game a lot. The Palm Skinner was the first knife of 2020 on here.DSC_1306 (1).JPGOlive 3  1.JPG
 
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Alden Cole

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A paring knife for my Grandma first time that my Mustard patina actually turned out nice. And a fancy picture of a bunch of knives. I was doing a survey of the favorite knife out of the group that I could choose to do a production run with. #2 won with #4 pulling second place. That bowie was the first knife I'd pulled off to some degree a hamon. The hunter in brass and Nat. Micarta was the first knife that I did a tapered tang and dovetailed bolsters. About here I've started using D2 Tool steel. I've found that it is a lot harder to grind than regular carbon steels and am thinking of not using it quite as much as I have been, (even though it is a really good steel). So far these have all been 1080, 1075, and D2. 1Paring.JPGQuiz pic thing.JPGB22.JPGB103.JPGLG34.JPG99291049_275504267151688_5234621503739265024_o.jpg99436007_275501327151982_5665959996920168448_o.jpg
 
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Alden Cole

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This was a custom order from a good friend of mine. It will be put on auction for a local Christian school. The handle is made of caribou with peened pins. The blade is of 1075.DSC_14651.JPG
 

Alden Cole

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A custom order for kitchen work. I now realize that the finger stop would interfere with board work, and I'll have to choose a different design for future use. The handle was made from the customers previous house. And I think that's it for the night, I'll probably post more pictures tomorrow.115990098_322288122473302_7189052981279235226_o.jpg
 

Alden Cole

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Back at it again! This wood was some of the prettiest I've ever used. It was some burl that came from a trip to Italy. We were staying at this guy's house and he picked out a couple pieces of Olive scraps off of his firewood pile. As much as has been shut down for 2020, I've had a ton of shop time. I've made 50 out of 78 total knives this year.Paring knife.jpg
 
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