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Kestrel Dagger Point by HundredHands Kestrel Dagger Point by HundredHands
Kestrel Custom Folder by HundredHands
I'm starting to work with a new camera so here's a new array of shots of the Kestrel custom Folding Knife.
I also wanted to put up some larger pictures of this thing, the last ones were quite small.
The part of the knife shown all super close up is the blade lock release button.

Designed for piercing.
Named for the small Falcons that are known for their ability to face the wind and hover while hunting.

The top edge of the blade is fully sharpened to where the angle changes, then it wears a false edge from there on back. She's a large knife, measuring nearly a foot when opened. The locking mechanism is reinforced when the handle is gripped tightly to help prevent accidental closure during use. The up-swept tail of the spine on the butt started as an aesthetic flourish but is also useful for striking, breaking glass, etc. The abalone shell used for the scale and inlay was pulled from the Northern California coastline by the Pigeon Point Lighthouse (between Santa Cruz and San Francisco) back in the 80's when it was legal to dive for it there.
The Three holes in the blade represent Bravery, Wisdom, and Compassion & serve to provide traction when opening.

The 13th Knife of my apprenticeship to KnifeMaker, Larry Detloff of Santa Cruz, California.

Blade length: 4.75"
Overall length (open): 11.5"

Damascus Steel folded by Mike Norris.

Blade: Stainless Vortex Damascus
Scale: Mother of Pearl
Liners: Titanium
Bolsters: 304 non-magnetic Stainless Steel
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hollow-welt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014   Artisan Crafter
your work stuns me, your talent is breathtaking.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad you like my work.
Your paintings are great!
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hollow-welt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   Artisan Crafter
very kind of you to say, i have been away for 2 or 3 years.

will be posting soon, my newer pieces show a lot of growth.

i am feeling smug and hopefully wiht good reason!

:]
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good stuff, keep 'em coming!
& enjoy your practice.
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SPARTAN-017 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If I wished to purchase one of your creations, where might I look?
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Look here.  Just send me a note when you see something you're interested in.
Nothing available for sale right now but a couple projects in development.
Thanks again for your support and patience.
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REDMAN50222 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Are these knifes for sale? Or is it an apprenticeship thing? Cause if they're for sale, I'd really wanna purchase this knife. Mother of pearl is a biggie for me.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Send me a note.
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REDMAN50222 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Will do.
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candysamuels Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful my friend.
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