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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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Innocent-malice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful, Im sure your wife loved it.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, yeah she was happy with how it turned out.
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Milioni Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is just too perfect, where did you even learn how to make these?
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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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Milioni Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  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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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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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SweepSheep Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
That mother of pearl is beautiful.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I agree.
One of my favorite materials.
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GaryStearly Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
how much?  I love this 
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, it was a gift for my wife so it's not for sale.

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