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,', Blade of Lai Won ,', by HundredHands ,', Blade of Lai Won ,', by HundredHands
Named for my Wife whose middle name, Lai Won, means "pretty clouds". It was a gift for her and took 18 months to make. The Mother of Pearl used for Scales was given to me by her Father, Henry, who captured the Abalone in California, South of HalfMoon Bay (back when it was still legal). It's important to employ the use of respiratory protection when working with Mother of Pearl. Even with a mask on it smells strongly like a serious visit to the Dentist when it's being ground on the wheel. It smells like teeth being ground to dust.

The Ninth Knife of my apprenticeship to KnifeMaker, Larry Detloff of Santa Cruz, California.

Blade length: 2.5"
Overall length (open): 6"

Damascus Steel folded by Mike Norris.

Blade: Stainless Vortex Damascus
Scale: Mother of Pearl
Liners: Titanium
Bolsters: 440c Stainless Steel
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,', Blade of Lai Won ,', by *HundredHands ( Suggested by Juhua and Featured by Talty )
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Milioni Mar 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
This is just too perfect, where did you even learn how to make these?
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:iconhundredhands:
I learned from this guy!
detloffknives.deviantart.com

Detloff's been making knives for longer than I've been alive, & I'm 37.
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:iconmilioni:
Milioni Mar 22, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that guy is awesome. However, i think you are more stylish. Great job both of you awesome people.
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:iconhundredhands:
Thanks.
Still, I have a long way to go to achieve the degree of refinement Detloff has.
I feel like it's easier to notice when you actually hold the knives.
I'm glad you like my designs though.
^_^
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:iconsweepsheep:
That mother of pearl is beautiful.
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:iconhundredhands:
Thank you, I agree.
One of my favorite materials.
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GaryStearly Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
how much?  I love this 
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:iconhundredhands:
Thanks, it was a gift for my wife so it's not for sale.

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GaryStearly Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very nice gift!  Thanks  I keep looking for your knives for sale do you have a site?  Thanks  love the work.
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:iconhundredhands:
Just here.  
Send me a note if you'd like to talk about prices.
Thanks again, I hope you're well.
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