Photo Library Page 6
These knives have been sold. I include this library of past work for your pleasure and as a reference
a camp knife made from mirror polished RWL34. The spine has been fileworked, the ricasso has been stippled.
The handle is prime Surinam snakewood and maroon linen micarta.
the sheath has four layers of dye and four layers of gloss overcoat, giving it a depth of character and mottled appearance to compliment the snakewood.
A kitchen helper made from tight twist Damasteel stainless damascus. Handle is ringed gidgee. The knife has a travel sheath so it can go on picnics, holidays and camping, just like you.
polished ringed gidgee on Damasteel
Fish filletter made from mirror polished RWL34. Handle is cherry coloured dymondwood and black G10. The sheath sports an insert of maroon eel skin, backed by leather.
A smaller knife for rabbits and foxes, made from mirror polished RWL34. Handle is Mexican bocote and black G10. Some file work on the spine and stippled ricasso. Here’s what the client said;
just got home to open my package, mate it is fantastic and functional work of art which will be put to good use in my pastime of hunting. I love that the handle fits my hand perfectly and the bocote is stunning. I’ll be putting in to use next weekend on a trip rabbit and fox hunting. Again, thank you for your workmanship I will be recommending you to my hunting mates
R M of Adelaide
A pair of knives ordered by a client that will cover most eventualities in hunting and fishing.
The fishing knife is mirror polished RWL34 with carbon fibre and C-TEK handle, cane toad skin inlay on the sheath.
The hunter is in stonewashed CPMS35VN with a solid handle of gidgee and a bold camo sheath.
detail of the gidgee handle from the hunter pictured above. Tapered tang and brushed finish on the handle metal. Here’s what the client said
Just some initial feedback before I have a chance to test them out.
Wow! The fit and finish of the blades is amazing, and there are little details that I can see like the line of the finger guard on the fillet knife lining up with the line of the sheath. The blue colour of the C-Tek is deep and hard to capture. The ringed gidgee works so well on the hunter, and the stonewashing is amazing in the flesh
But perhaps the main thing that I wanted to give you feedback on at this point is the balance of the knives: they both feel fantastic to handle, with a fantastic weight to the hunter and responsiveness of the filleter. Hate to gush, but these are amazing knives!
S.R of Vic
A full sized cooks in Hitachi Super Blue2 with a stonewashed blade that has been overprinted with laser etchings of various seafoods.
The handle is dymondwood and stabilised buckeye burl
A small-medium sized hunting knife made from stonewashed 52100 carbon steel, featuring a Tasmanian Devil laser etched into both sides.
The ricasso has been textured, the handle is stabilised red palm and miniritichie burl
The sheath has been rough textured and mottle dyed to compliment the handle materials.
A medium sized hunting knife made from stonewashed CPMS35VN stainless, featuring a laser etched Tasmanian Tiger on both sides. The ricasso has been textured and the handle sports stabilised red palm and miniritichie burl.
The sheath has been triple dyed to bring out a subtle pattern of stripes and mottles reminiscent of the tiger.
Detail of the laser etching
The matching pair of hunters/skinners
Here’s what the client said,
WOW! Just wow!…… I unveiled my new knives last night, and I am speechless. They have passed all expectations.
The quality and craftsmanship is sensational and the finish, exceptional. The laser etching of the Tiger and Devil have come out beautifully. All I can say is WOW…. and thankyou. Absolutely over the moon. S.T. of Perth
The pair of knives and their sheaths ready for dispatch to their new owner, who intends taking them for hunts around his property in Tasmania
A large camp knife made from mirror polished RWL34, featuring filework on the spine and butt, textured ricasso, handle of hairy oak and African black rosewood.
Mirror polish on RWL34
hand filed and polished spinework on the camp knife
Showing off the fine herringbone patterns and dark medullary rays in the hairy oak.
A nice fat handle with plenty of meat for a solid grip.
Made for a bow hunter who wanted a cross draw sheath to sit on his left hip. Note tapered tang for weight savings.
A hunter / skinner with bloodwood and G10. Stonewashed and stippled blade. The sheath has been dyed to compliment the colours of the handles. Tapered tang
A hunter with hairy oak and black micarta on a stonewashed blade. I love the look of this sheath. Tapered tang.
A selection of the cooks knives I’ll be taking to the 2016 Adelaide Knife Show
These are all made from Hitachi Super Blue 2 , a well renowned Japanese cutlery steel that is unusual in the Australian market.
The blades have been stone washed, had their recassos textured and double bevel ground to a fine cutting edge. Some have file worked spines.
They have been differentially hardened, with a spine at RC=54 and a cutting edge of RC=61
The handle woods have been chosen for longevity in a kitchen environment, being various rosewoods, ebony and bocote, woods with natural oils.
A half sized cooks in stonewashed RWL34 with striped ebony and bocote. The spine has been filed worked. For the person who doesn’t want a bigger knife in the kitchen.
a full sized cooks knife with stonewashed RWL34 blade and Brazilian bloodwood handle.
A medium sized cooks knife, made for a smaller hand. RWL34 and African blackwood handle
Yep, I’m still liking the stonewashed finish.
Brazilian bloodood on a tapered tang
A fish filletter make from RWL34, featuring a snakewood handle, bolster and butt of linen micarta and a sheath showing a window of barramundi skin
Knife and sheath make one complimentary package.
In addition to the sheath, this knife came with a presentation box made from black heart sassifrass, with a lid of ringed gidgee. The knife sits inside a cradle carved from wood that has been covered in soft flocking, ( powdered felt). The box sits on four soft padded feet.
The full package, knife, sheath and box. (the box lid is reflecting in the knife blade)
A fine hunting knife made from RWL34, featuring hand engraving, spinework, stippled ricasso and a presentation sheath with a window of canetoad skin.
Mirror polished RWL34, reflecting the back of a cane chair I use for my ‘studio’ Also, shows off the polished spine filework and stippled ricasso, just in front of the bolster
Showing off the other side, and also the second sheath which features tripple dying to compliment the handle wood.
engraving front and back by Garry Mitton. The handle wood is inceana burl from inland Western Australia