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    Greetings everyone, I didn't know this forum existed until I ran across it via another site...I thought I'd jump on here and take a look to see what people have been making - some really impressive work! I also thought I'd take the opportunity to submit some of my own work for dissection

    I've been making (or attempting to make) Japanese-style blades out of simple carbon steels. I got a lot of my pointers from Scott Slobodian (US maker), but I'm still learning and trying to perfect it. I've usually got at least one on the go, even though work tends to get in the way a fair bit. Anyway, enough rambling, here's one of my latest ones, a tanto in 1060 steel with the saya in dyed curly rock maple. The handle is dyed leather over rayskin and the fittings are solid copper. The inscription in kanji reads 'green tiger'.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/ ... 1311911758

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/ ... 1311911857

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v615/ ... 1311911883

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    Re: Hi all, here's a new one

    Welcome to the forum.
    Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful.

    - Bob Hoskins -

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      Re: Hi all, here's a new one

      Great work, love the green!

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        Re: Hi all, here's a new one

        Thats nice!

        Very cool! I am not usually a fan of the Japanese knives but I make an exception here!
        Gameco's Knifemaking and Blacksmithing supplies has a new Web Store!
        www.artisansupplies.com.au
        Stay Sharp!

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          Re: Hi all, here's a new one

          For people who cant be bothered clicking -





          That dyed maple looks really cool Gordon.
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          • #6
            Re: Hi all, here's a new one

            Welcome very nice clean work hope to see more .
            Chris

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              Re: Hi all, here's a new one

              Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated Sorry about the picture embedding thing.

              This one wasn't perfect, (handle is too wide in the middle), but otherwise I'm pretty happy with it...the dyed maple took a few trial-and-error attempts. I'm planning on a red-dyed one next of a similar (not exactly the same) design.

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                Re: Hi all, here's a new one

                Originally posted by Gordonov
                Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated Sorry about the picture embedding thing.

                .
                When you become black you will be able to embed pictures.
                Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful.

                - Bob Hoskins -

                [email protected]

                Associate member: Australian Knifemakers Guild




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                  Re: Hi all, here's a new one

                  Originally posted by gajinoz

                  When you become black you will be able to embed pictures.
                  I have heard it said that when you become black you can embed more women too.....
                  Gameco's Knifemaking and Blacksmithing supplies has a new Web Store!
                  www.artisansupplies.com.au
                  Stay Sharp!

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                    Re: Hi all, here's a new one

                    Originally posted by niroc
                    Originally posted by gajinoz

                    When you become black you will be able to embed pictures.
                    I have heard it said that when you become black you can embed more women too.....
                    Ha ha.
                    Are steriotypes still racist if they're complimentary/true?
                    I update more regularly and post things for sale first on my FB page and Instagram. So check it out and LIKE to stay up to date.
                    https://www.facebook.com/kingsfordknives
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                      Re: Hi all, here's a new one

                      Nice work there Gordonov, and welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.
                      Cheers,
                      Australian Knife Magazine
                      Editor



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                      • #12
                        Re: Hi all, here's a new one

                        Welcome!

                        One of the people I would like to spend as much time as allowable with, is Scott Slobodian. I have handled his knives at different shows in the states and am always impressed.

                        That said; you have created a very nice piece of traditional Japanese art with this lovely green tanto. The sheath is also stunning in itself.

                        Please post more of your work as time allows, Fred

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