Finally got some good shop time.

GeneK

KNIFE MAKER
#1
This summer has been busy and I haven’t been able to work on knives as much as I would like to. Finally got some time this weekend to work on a few.

I got the guards and handles fit on a couple knives I made from files and a twist Damascus blade. I made a Damascus guard for it and it almost kicked my butt trying to get everything to a final fit and finish before I etched the guard.




I also got a guard forged and milled to fit the wrought iron San Mai blade I’m working on.




Now to decide what to use for the handle on it.
 

Daniel Macina

Well-Known Member
#3
Gorgeous! What are the numbers for in your makers mark? I'm assuming year and possibly number of blades made this year? Maybe I'm way off.
 

GeneK

KNIFE MAKER
#5
Thanks everyone.

Daniel, the first number is the total number of knives I've made and the 2nd is the year this knife was made in.

Thanks John. Ive got a carbide file guide I made myself that we'll just say it at least looks like a file guide. I have to do a little free hand tweaking to get a decent fit. I need to order a good one and save myself a lot of headaches.
 

EdCaffreyMS

Forum Owner - Moderator
#9
NICE! Even after all these years, I still get that excited feeling when things get close to "the finish line". :) All are well designed and executed!
 
#10
Super awesome! Next level! I have some beautiful pieces of wood that would look amazing as a handle on the last one. I’m a little pricey though hahahah. Seriously though, these knives are excellent! I’m gonna make me some of that Damascus one day... as soon as I learn how to make a knife. Great job, brother!
 

GeneK

KNIFE MAKER
#12
NICE! Even after all these years, I still get that excited feeling when things get close to "the finish line". :) All are well designed and executed!
Thanks, Ed. I think my excitement came from getting these this far without any major mess ups. I've only done one other hidden tang with a guard.
 
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