a sleek damascus french knife

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GabeMabry
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a sleek damascus french knife

Post by GabeMabry » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:44 pm

Western handle- full tang with a hint of eastern influence... at least that what i was shooting for. WHat do you think?
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milkbaby
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Re: a sleek damascus french knife

Post by milkbaby » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:13 pm

I dig it! The only thing I would change is the placement of the first pin as it looks a bit unbalanced so close to the dark bolster, but that is a nitpick.

Cutuu
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Re: a sleek damascus french knife

Post by Cutuu » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:14 am

Really great looking knife. I usually wouldn't nitpick about pin placement, but I'd have to agree with milk baby. I think if the pins were black that issue would go away and the handle would look even sweeter!

GabeMabry
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Re: a sleek damascus french knife

Post by GabeMabry » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:16 pm

I agree with you guys, The natural place for me to want to put this pin would have been directly on the seam, And i definitely wasn't doing that. This was a very different handle than im used to, Long slender, and i tried to sneak the front of the bolster up a good ways into the choil. I'm going to Scallop the thumb rest to promote a pinch grip, and i think that will help balance the look also.

Thanks for the kind words!

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Re: a sleek damascus french knife

Post by Kalaeb » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:22 pm

Nicely done. What are the measurements? Where is the balance point?

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Re: a sleek damascus french knife

Post by GabeMabry » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:35 pm

blade is exactly 9" long, and 1.81" tall Balance point is right at the bolster. Which is hard to take pics with gorilla fingers :O

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