okay, just one more knife photo...

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Matthew Gregory, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    C'mon, I've been busy with these guys! Gotta show 'em off!

    This one's awfully different, though. As much as I love the 'traditional' stingray and Japanese style wrap, I crave the warmth and beauty of fine wood.

    I almost abandoned this blade, as the spine detail I had played with didn't seem right to me. It sat on my bench for months, until I started making the others I showed in a previous thread. For some reason, I grabbed this blade and commenced putting a nearly sharp bevel on the spine (which I've since flattened a bit). Lo and behold, when I continued up the progressively finer grits I noticed a hint or wisp of hamon scattered randomly over the flats. I'd shot for a fully hardened blade, but 1095 usually has other ideas when it comes to this. This time it really worked out, as it adds a really different detail, I think.

    The tang is fully tapered, and yet again just a pinch longer than most like this knife to help with wider hands, however it feels completely different due to the ovoid-shaped Amboyna scales under the Japanese style wrap. Fills the hand very nicely, without adding so much mass that it feels slow or heavy. Plus, it's gorgeous to look at (well, I think so, as does at least one other gent I know!).

    Pardon the horrible shots of the hamon - no matter how I try, I just can't capture that elusive trick of the light properly with my camera.

    Thanks for looking, and all comments welcome.

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  2. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    I posted a youtube video showing the activity of the hamon in this knife, in case anyone wants to see it - you just can't capture it any way with a still camera (or at least I can't!!!).

    [ame=http://youtu.be/_qDxOUtOOs0]Hamon in kwaiken - YouTube[/ame]
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Do you sell these?
     
  4. Gondini

    Gondini Well-Known Member

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    looks cool
     
  5. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    Do you have knives that dont have Ninja looking handles on them.
     
  6. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    Yep, but only if the style of knife doesn't call for it.

    You can see some of my other work on my website...

    M. Gregory Knives
     
  7. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    I didnt see a price page on your site..
     
  8. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Active Member

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    I'm a part time (hobbyist) maker, and each knife I make is for the most part unique. It would be difficult for me to have a price sheet as I usually only price a knife when I'm done with it and it's ready to sell.

    I'm just finishing up two more in a similar vein to this one, so stay tuned - I'll be sure to post pics.
    Sooner or later I'll burn out on the Japanese style of handle wrap, however right now I'm having fun with it - hopefully you'll bear with me until then.