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Old 08-05-2014, 04:52 PM
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Tiny forged hunter with spalted and curly box elder burl...

This is the latest out of my shop. It completes a commissioned order for two small hunter/utility type knives. One ground and full tang, and the other, this one, forged and hidden tang. This is the smallest and thinnest knife that I've forged.

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Hand forged from 1075 steel, clay quenched and etched
7 1/4" overall, 3" blade, .160" thick at the ricasso
Full distal taper and an almost but not quite sharp clip makes for a really light knife with a needle point
Rounded spine and ricasso edge for comfort
Black g-10 collars
Bronze fileworked spacer
Stabilized spalted and curly box elder burl. It has some really nice almost koa-like figure and chatoyance.
Checkered stainless steel finial nut
File carved fuller on the butt end of the handle

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And here's a quick photo of both (the other one, I posted up a week or two ago.)


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Absolutely love that box elder handle. Both are beautiful but if a guy had to choose it would be hard to pass on this one.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:30 PM
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*&%^ they are both sweeeeeeet! I kind of lean toward the one with the Stabilized spalted and curly box elder burl, I think it is the Bronze fileworked spacer, set between the two Black g-10 collars , that sets that one off.
But the simple elegance of the one on the bottom grabs my attention as well!

It is easy to see the work you put into the both of them!


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Well Done Mr Doyle , Most excellent designs. as well as execution .


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I like them both, and I suddenly want to go fly fishing.
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I like them both, and I suddenly want to go fly fishing.
A Man after my own Heart ! Amen ! Lets Go Brother !


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Very nice knives!


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Love it! That spalted handle really picks up the hamon in the blade. Cool beans.

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Beautiful knives, fit and finish are excellent as always. You never disappoint.
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the comments.


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