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Walnut, nickel silver, and maple burl. #mapleburl Walnut, nickel silver, and maple burl. #mapleburl #woodwork #customknife #handmade

Walnut, nickel silver, and maple burl. #mapleburl #woodwork #customknife #handmade ...

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Band-Aid Tough Strips, because when you’re bleed Band-Aid Tough Strips, because when you’re bleeding from a fresh cut on one hand or the other, who needs an easy way to open the bandage? Seriously now. Most bandaids have the little flaps at one end to make the package fast and easy to open. But Tough Strips are fully sealed at both ends. No perforations, no starter cut. Nothing. WHY????

Band-Aid Tough Strips, because when you’re bleeding from a fresh cut on one hand or the other, who needs an easy way to open the bandage? Seriously now. Most bandaids have the little flaps at one end to make the package fast and easy to open. But Tough Strips are fully sealed at both ends. No perforations, no starter cut. Nothing. WHY???? ...

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One of my leather skiving knives heading out the d One of my leather skiving knives heading out the door. This is my own take on a tool that is a real staple of leatherwork, and I’ve never seen any other like it. It is a pleasure to use. Awkward to make though! #leatherwork #leatherworking #leatherworkingtools #handmade #damascussteel

One of my leather skiving knives heading out the door. This is my own take on a tool that is a real staple of leatherwork, and I’ve never seen any other like it. It is a pleasure to use. Awkward to make though! #leatherwork #leatherworking #leatherworkingtools #handmade #damascussteel ...

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A kitchen set in high performance AEB-L stainless A kitchen set in high performance AEB-L stainless and stabilized curly maple. From top to bottom: 8” chef (full tang), 6” boning/utility, 5” petty, and 3.5” paring. #cheflife🔪🔪 #cookingknife #chef #luxurykitchens

A kitchen set in high performance AEB-L stainless and stabilized curly maple. From top to bottom: 8” chef (full tang), 6” boning/utility, 5” petty, and 3.5” paring. #cheflife🔪🔪 #cookingknife #chef #luxurykitchens ...

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Some super chatoyant curly maple on a matched four Some super chatoyant curly maple on a matched four-piece set. “Chatoyance” is the shimmery quality produced by the wood grain rising and falling through the surface of the handle, so called because it is reminiscent of a cat’s eye. (In French, cat = chatte, eye = oeil) #curlymaple #knifeset #luxurykitchens #handmadewithlove

Some super chatoyant curly maple on a matched four-piece set. “Chatoyance” is the shimmery quality produced by the wood grain rising and falling through the surface of the handle, so called because it is reminiscent of a cat’s eye. (In French, cat = chatte, eye = oeil) #curlymaple #knifeset #luxurykitchens #handmadewithlove ...

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Roughing in the shape of a nickel silver bolster d Roughing in the shape of a nickel silver bolster dovetailed over some Hawaiian koa. #knifemaking #fulltang #curlykoa #knifenut

Roughing in the shape of a nickel silver bolster dovetailed over some Hawaiian koa. #knifemaking #fulltang #curlykoa #knifenut ...

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A rare shot of me. Photo by @rafaeldelauz A rare shot of me. Photo by @rafaeldelauz

A rare shot of me. Photo by @rafaeldelauz ...

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The tip of a LARGE carving knife, with two bars of The tip of a LARGE carving knife, with two bars of twist wrapped around laddered w’s (sometimes called shark’s tooth). #damascussteel #twistdamascus #highcarbonsteel #butchering

The tip of a LARGE carving knife, with two bars of twist wrapped around laddered w’s (sometimes called shark’s tooth). #damascussteel #twistdamascus #highcarbonsteel #butchering ...

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Sneak peek at a LARGE integral knife I’m working Sneak peek at a LARGE integral knife I’m working on. Dragon’s fire damascus body with a firestorm edge. The 13” x 2” wide blade was a pretty demanding forging, given that the dragon’s fire billet I started with was 2” x 3”. #damascussteel #damascusknife #mastersmith #bladesmith

Sneak peek at a LARGE integral knife I’m working on. Dragon’s fire damascus body with a firestorm edge. The 13” x 2” wide blade was a pretty demanding forging, given that the dragon’s fire billet I started with was 2” x 3”. #damascussteel #damascusknife #mastersmith #bladesmith ...

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I’ve updated my 5” petty chef, which I call th I’ve updated my 5” petty chef, which I call the Bantam. Original shape (template) above, new shape below. Improvement? #cheflife #chefknives #cooking #kniferoll

I’ve updated my 5” petty chef, which I call the Bantam. Original shape (template) above, new shape below. Improvement? #cheflife #chefknives #cooking #kniferoll ...

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After some forging and some additional raindroppin After some forging and some additional raindropping (I needed to go deeper), here is the raindrop damascus, revealed. #damascussteel #damascusknife #nakiri #knifelife

After some forging and some additional raindropping (I needed to go deeper), here is the raindrop damascus, revealed. #damascussteel #damascusknife #nakiri #knifelife ...

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Usually raindrop damascus would be the most intere Usually raindrop damascus would be the most interesting steel on my bench. #damascussteel #damascussteelknife #damascusknife #handforged

Usually raindrop damascus would be the most interesting steel on my bench. #damascussteel #damascussteelknife #damascusknife #handforged ...

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DRAGON’S FIRE. Finally, I get to see the finishe DRAGON’S FIRE. Finally, I get to see the finished pattern. This one uses only simple principles of forging and forge welding, but it does take some skill to do it right. This piece is now ready for the first stage of forging, to become a knife. #dragonsfiredamascus #damascussteel #mastersmith #patternweld #patternwelding

DRAGON’S FIRE. Finally, I get to see the finished pattern. This one uses only simple principles of forging and forge welding, but it does take some skill to do it right. This piece is now ready for the first stage of forging, to become a knife. #dragonsfiredamascus #damascussteel #mastersmith #patternweld #patternwelding ...

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Half of dragon’s fire. (Hard to see because it’s only rough ground and lightly etched.) For my next trick, I’ll cut this billet in half and book match it. #damascussteel #damascusknife #mastersmith #masterbladesmith

Half of dragon’s fire. (Hard to see because it’s only rough ground and lightly etched.) For my next trick, I’ll cut this billet in half and book match it. #damascussteel #damascusknife #mastersmith #masterbladesmith ...

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A dragon’s fire segment. #damascussteel #damascu A dragon’s fire segment. #damascussteel #damascusknife #highcarbonsteel #handforged

A dragon’s fire segment. #damascussteel #damascusknife #highcarbonsteel #handforged ...

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Next step in the process for this Dragon’s Fire Next step in the process for this Dragon’s Fire damascus billet. I made a wide, flat billet of crushed w’s, then cut it into sections and split each one down the middle. After surface grinding each segment, I’ve now re-stacked them for the next forge weld. Two more forge welds after this, and then I’ll be adding on another billet for the final forging. #damascussteel #dragonsfiredamascus #handforged #mastersmith

Next step in the process for this Dragon’s Fire damascus billet. I made a wide, flat billet of crushed w’s, then cut it into sections and split each one down the middle. After surface grinding each segment, I’ve now re-stacked them for the next forge weld. Two more forge welds after this, and then I’ll be adding on another billet for the final forging. #damascussteel #dragonsfiredamascus #handforged #mastersmith ...

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Running the segments of this damascus billet under Running the segments of this damascus billet under the @wuertzmachineworks TW-90 surface grinder so that all of my mating surfaces will be clean and flat. This dramatically reduces the odds of anything that could inhibit the next forge weld. #damascussteel #damascusknife #forged #handforged

Running the segments of this damascus billet under the @wuertzmachineworks TW-90 surface grinder so that all of my mating surfaces will be clean and flat. This dramatically reduces the odds of anything that could inhibit the next forge weld. #damascussteel #damascusknife #forged #handforged ...

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