MEMBER ITEMS FOR SALE
Custom Knives | Other Knives | General Items
-------------------------------------------
New Posts | New PhotosAll Photos



Go Back   The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions > Custom Knife Discussion Boards > The Display Case

The Display Case A place to post your latest knives and creations. Let the Knife Network community see your work first!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-22-2007, 03:32 PM
alexkuzn's Avatar
alexkuzn alexkuzn is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 592
Integral with ancient Kauri wood

Steel O-1, handle ancient Kauri wood(stabilized by WSS). This wood is 50,000 years old.




Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-22-2007, 03:33 PM
alexkuzn's Avatar
alexkuzn alexkuzn is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 592




Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-22-2007, 03:56 PM
VictorCoelho's Avatar
VictorCoelho VictorCoelho is offline
Hall of Famer
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Teresopolis/RJ - BRAZIL
Posts: 2,301
Beautiful knife and beautifully made!!...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-22-2007, 04:37 PM
skipknives's Avatar
skipknives skipknives is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hattisburg Ms
Posts: 599
very nice work,,thanks for sharing
Skip
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-22-2007, 05:21 PM
Michael E. Mill Michael E. Mill is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chandler, Oklahoma
Posts: 144
That wood was worth waiting 50,000 years. Your fit and finish look to be exceptional. Nice Job.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-22-2007, 05:30 PM
ranger1's Avatar
ranger1 ranger1 is offline
Hall of Famer
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lexington,NC
Posts: 2,414
Very nice job Alex,


__________________
Andy Sharpe
I ruin perfectly good steel!!
www.sharpeknives.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-22-2007, 05:34 PM
caseynz caseynz is offline
Steel Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: new zealand
Posts: 201
wow,thats awesome.i allways wonder how you guys remove the metal where the scales are recessed into.do you mill it or forge it?that wood came up like glass.i might have to try and get some stabilized too.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-22-2007, 05:42 PM
alexkuzn's Avatar
alexkuzn alexkuzn is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by caseynz
wow,thats awesome.i allways wonder how you guys remove the metal where the scales are recessed into.do you mill it or forge it?that wood came up like glass.i might have to try and get some stabilized too.
Thanks,
I milled it but some people forge it and then grind or file.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-22-2007, 05:44 PM
SharpByCoop's Avatar
SharpByCoop SharpByCoop is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 3,785
Hi Alex,

For someone so new at knifemaking you started out really strong. VERY thorough job and it looks great!

Maker's mark? Have you designed one?

Good luck.

Coop


__________________
Jim Cooper - Capturing the Artistry and Significance of Handmade Knives

?? New website improvement for 2010 - Over 5000 images searchable by maker's name! ??
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-22-2007, 06:02 PM
Andrew Garrett's Avatar
Andrew Garrett Andrew Garrett is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 3,582
A milled intregral with a tapered tang... that's tricky man!

I second what Coop said about starting strong. ...and that Kauri... WOW! I've been a vocal advocate for this ancient, mysterious, and hypnotic wood since I first discovered it a few years ago. It is BY FAR my favorite! You got a fantastic piece there.

Well done brother!


__________________
Andy Garrett
https://www.facebook.com/GarrettKnives?ref=hl
Charter Member - Kansas Custom Knifemaker's Association
www.kansasknives.org

"Drawing your knife from its sheath and using it in the presence of others should be an event complete with oos, ahhs, and questions."
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-22-2007, 08:57 PM
Chris Meyer Chris Meyer is offline
Steel Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 263
Excellent job Alex, and that's an awesome set of scales!


A couple of your pictures looked a little dark and didn't do the scales the same justice as some of your other images. I took the liberty of brightening up a couple, I hope you don't mind...







__________________
Christopher Meyer, Shenipsit Forge

Last edited by Chris Meyer; 06-22-2007 at 09:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-22-2007, 09:44 PM
Frank Niro Frank Niro is offline
Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Blind Bay B.C. Canada
Posts: 866
A vetry beautiful piece of work Alex with all the right things having been done the ruight way !!!!!!!!!!!!! Frank


__________________
Without collectors there would not be makers.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-22-2007, 09:47 PM
alexkuzn's Avatar
alexkuzn alexkuzn is offline
Skilled
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 592
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Meyer
Excellent job Alex, and that's an awesome set of scales!


A couple of your pictures looked a little dark and didn't do the scales the same justice as some of your other images. I took the liberty of brightening up a couple, I hope you don't mind...
Thanks. I appreciate it. Now it does look better.

Alex
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-23-2007, 07:33 AM
Don Robinson's Avatar
Don Robinson Don Robinson is offline
Hall of Famer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Posts: 4,873
That's great work, Alex!!

Congratulations.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-23-2007, 09:30 AM
Dan Graves Dan Graves is offline
Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: shreveport, La. 71105
Posts: 991
Great job Alex. I have watched your work steadily improve. Keep going.


__________________
Dan Graves
www.theknifemaker.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
blade, forge, knife, knives


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50 PM.




KNIFENETWORK.COM
Copyright © 2000
? CKK Industries, Inc. ? All Rights Reserved
Powered by ...

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The Knife Network : All Rights Reserved