1095, copper and wood

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Tai Goo, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Tai Goo

    Tai Goo Banned BANNED

    Apr 7, 2006
    A little of this and a little of that.

  2. scout_77


    Jun 1, 2008
    I love it, but I have always liked your work for being different.
  3. Frank Niro

    Frank Niro

    Sep 10, 2000
    I too have always enjoyed the work of yours I have seen.
    It must be the picture because the connection between the blade and tang seems foreign to this beauty. Frank
  4. Will52100


    Dec 4, 2001
    Awesome, love everything about it.:thumbup:
  5. Dan Pierson

    Dan Pierson

    Nov 24, 2003
    I like it! It appeals to me a lot more than the ring knives you've
    been making with the same sort of ferule.
  6. indian george

    indian george

    Feb 15, 1999
  7. Tai Goo

    Tai Goo Banned BANNED

    Apr 7, 2006
    Thanks guys!

    Here’s a couple closer shots of the pommele sapele handle and copper fittings.


  8. Raymond Richard

    Raymond Richard

    Jun 17, 2001
    Ita, After seeing the first photo I was thinking you doomed the fitting but couldn't tell for sure. Thanks for the close ups. I like the direction you are taking.
  9. Tai Goo

    Tai Goo Banned BANNED

    Apr 7, 2006
    Thanks Yar,

    That little spot was tricky for me to get,... not the kind of ricasso I'm used to. I used a radius at the blade to tang transition area, then fit the ferrule up with needle files and some planishing.

    In the right light, that pommele sapele really pops! :)
  10. Railrider1920


    Dec 14, 2010
    That is something else Tai Goo.
  11. Phil Dwyer

    Phil Dwyer

    Feb 28, 2006
    Sweet! I really enjoy your "jewelry" making style knives. That little necker pokidoshi (?) piece still haunts my dreams.

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