Blade show 2011

Les George

Admin - Founding Member
Here is the abbreviated seminar schedule.

2:45 p.m. Bomb Squad/EOD Knives—Les George, Room 110


I start the big knife making push tomorrow! :)


Super Moderator and KD Blade Show Boss
Tomorrow?!?!?!? I know.... I know... you live for the rush and stress, right?


Super Moderator and KD Blade Show Boss
Hey Les, are you going to video your seminar for those of us who are unable to attend? Any previews of ideas you are going to daze the crowd with to make them drool?


Super Moderator and KD Blade Show Boss
Wish I could be there, but I'm in classes this week and will be gone for the weekend as well. I leave Monday for NTC and won't get home til just before BLADE. I'll I'll miss the weekend before Nadine and my 5th wedding anniversary and BLADE is the weekend after. I think I need to stay home this year after being gone for so long.

Les George

Admin - Founding Member
Also, most sales will be first come first served, but there will be drawings, on Friday and Saturday.

My first drawing, hope someone shows up! :)


Super Moderator and KD Blade Show Boss
I'll get in touch with you when I get home. I want to see about marking something off of my "wish list". I found a pic of almost exqctly what I want in one of your photos the other day. Hmmmmmm, a Rockeye with a false edge, Ti bolsters, and linen micarta scales.


Designated Dog Photo Chopper
Congrats on the little write up about you speaking at Blade in Blade! Yer the MAN!


New Member
I can not get a good pic of the moku-ti! :(
I wouldn't exactly say that - these pics got my attention :D

I find photographing damascus in general difficult because when you shift the camera and/or piece ever so slightly, the damascus looks completely different. Lighting / controlling of is very important. As you probably also don't have a pro photography studio, here's what I do:

1. Place the knife against a white background, just to help the camera nail the colors down.
2. place the camera on a tripod, set the camera mode to 2sec delay (removes any possible shake) and adjust the angles of the knife an camera 'till you like what you see.
3. Take a translucent sheet (I happen to have a kite made in white ripstop nylon but you can get away with wax /baking paper or similar) and hold it up until it is between the light source and the knife. The damascus pattern will be highlighted completely differently! Choose the highlight you like best.

Gary B

Hamon Dog
That moku-ti looks great... but I like the stag handle in the background better myself. As you said once.."old...very old school."

Have a great show and have fun Bud.:s11798: