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:: Red Forest Woodsman :: by HundredHands :: Red Forest Woodsman :: by HundredHands
Named for the Redwood Forests where I grew up in Santa Cruz County, Northern California. I started this knife a year ago and didn't finish until last week. I didn't keep track of how many hours went into it.
It's production was interrupted last August when I was the victim of a hit-and-run while riding my bike. I broke my knee, my hip, dislocated my right femur, and severed a tendon in my right quad. Needless to say, knifemaking took a back-seat for about 6 months while I relearned how to walk and stuff.

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

Blade length: 4.125"
Overall length (open): 9"

Damascus Steel folded by Mike Norris.

Blade: Stainless Damascus (Vortex pattern)
Bolsters: 440c stainless steel
Liners: titanium
Scale: Amboyna
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Aahneus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Stunning.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
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King-o-Fools Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the blade looks like a topographical map. Fit the "woodsman" name you gave it.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
It's great steel to work with.
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GaryStearly Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
really nice.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
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Xeppe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
That is honestly one of the most beautifull folding knives I ever came across! I tip my hat to you sir!
One question: I tried making a knife once (Saex), just improvised it - I don't have much experience with tools/metalworking. Overall it came out OK but I found it incredibly hard to give it an edge and to make it taper it thin ebough. I used a grinding wheel and it took forever to take material away. Is there difference in those stones like with sanding paper or did I perhaps bought steel that was just too hard?
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Kenny!

Putting a keen edge on a piece of steel takes practice, subtle variations in your grinding angle will greatly effect the knife's sharpness and ability to hold an edge.  I also use wheels, a simple silica carbide wheel does a lot of the work and some rubberized-grit wheels (called Cratex) for clean up and refining, & yeah work can be slow going. Still, it's possible that it was the steel or the wheel.  All that besides, great job taking the hands-on approach to experimenting with knife making.

I hope you're well.
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Xeppe Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Cool, thanks for the explanation! I might give it another try this summer :-)
Best of luck to you and I look forward seeing more of your work!
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Arietzor Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one!!!=);):)
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