Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Inventory and Updates May 2010

Inventory:

On a whim, I decided to lay out all the knives I had made and haven’t sold or given away on the floor of the shop. Some of them are posted over at Acrylicandsteel, but some I never got around to listing. I lay them out in numeric order AR5 – AR40, and put the other numbering systems to the side, the DSK series (made from Diamond Saw Blades), the L series (letter openers), The last remaining band saw knife (unnumbered), the lone SV (Sandvik), and the two folders. I included my personal carry knife, the kitchen knife that we use, and at least one that is not for sale, but if you are interested in any of them, let me know and I will come up with a price. Some of them have sheaths, most don’t, but I can always make those.

Anyway here is the overview.

Bdoodles’ and NJJ’s knives are in the mail! Finally!

Bdoodles knife is AR 38, and I forgot to measure it, so I can only give a materials list, but it’s a little bigger than AR37 (which was 9 ½” overall, with a 4 ½” edge). Description: Slicing/Boning Knife, Cru Forge V high carbon steel, hidden tang,the handle is made of blue mahoe, copper with turquoise inlay, aromatic cedar, with mosaic pin and copper tubing for accents. The stand is blue mahoe and aromatic cedar.

I know you’ve seen this one before, but it’s gorgeous, so enjoy it again:

NJJ’s knife doesn’t have an AR number, and I forgot to measure it also, although I think that I remember a 5 ½” blade, and about 10” overall. Its description is: Camp Knife with false edge on spine, Cold Blued Cru Forge V high carbon steel blade, full tang, Mule deer antler bolster, staghorn sumac handle, blued mild steel pins, suede leather thong with mule deer antler toggle and beads. Sheath is dyed 8oz leather with sinew and leather lacing, snaps are blued, and the beads are mule deer antler.

And here it is once again,

My anvil is no longer on the floor. This might not seem particularly exciting to most of you, but it is to me. No more crouching over or at least a lot less of it. I acquired a huge stump, routed out a spot for the anvil, and voila! Anvil stand.

The LOR Machete (AR39) is pretty much done. The heat treating didn’t go quite as planned since there is still a little ripple right on the edge of the blade, but the whole knife looks pretty interesting, and it will certainly cut. Can’t say I’m looking forward to using all the leather it will take to make a sheath though. I need to take it out into the field and do some chopping. The final specs on this one are: 10 1/4” Blade, 15 3/4” Overall. Machaira/Machete. Heavy Duty Truck Leaf Spring (Dodge?) Blade. Unknown drift wood for handle. Peened mild steel pins. Still needs a sheath.

I put a new handle on the little file dagger as well. Bodice dagger, 3 1/2" blade, 6 1/2" overall, file steel blade, handle is ebony with mosaic and brass pins. Looks much better, I think I will make a neck sheath for it. It is AR 40.

My first Puuku is finished too! AR 41: 3 3/4" blade, 7 3/4" overall, CM 154 stainless steel blade, Puuku style blade, bronze bolster, ornamental birch handle, with brass pins. Still needs a sheath too.

And, as you know from the last post, AR42 is done too: Creepy Cleaver, 5 3/8” blade, 10 1/2” overall, 1095 high carbon steel blade, red oak handle, framing nail pins, and a suede thong.

A set of custom orders has rolled in: a set of oyster knives with English walnut handles, a Harley inspired chef’s knife, possibly a dog inspired Bowie, and a few more maybes. I might have to start a waiting list one of these days.

2 comments:

ThreadBeaur said...

I love the copper and turquoise inlay! Wonderful, beautiful, and functional!

NJJ said...

Your puuku looks great! I'm keen to get back to the other ideas we were talking about - I'll respond to that email when I get a chance (been a little under the weather).

Oyster knives sound like a great idea too. If you want to send me a higher-res version of that inventory shot, I'll ask some of my blade-keen mates if they;re interested in any of them.

If you start a waiting list, let me know so I can keep myself on there!

N