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:: Steel Feather :: by HundredHands :: Steel Feather :: by HundredHands
Uncommonly Large for a folding knife, the unusual Blade Profile comes from a tracing I made of a wing-tip feather from a Hawk. I found the Feather while walking in the Spring Hills of Watsonville, California. Forgive me for not having a photo of the feather itself, alas,
for it has been lost.

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

Blade length: 5.25"
Overall Length (open): 11.75"

Damascus folded by the Smith, Ferguson.

Blade: Non-stainless damascus
Bolsters: 440c stainless steel
Liners: titanium
Scale: Ebony
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:iconbraja69:
Braja69 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. Like the name too.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
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velvetant Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Seriously, these knives put all others to shame. I want them all.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, that's high praise.  There are sure a lot of amazing works out there, though. ^_^
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Duncan15bear Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
that is a nice Pool and Eye design on the blade! Fantastic work.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm planning to head out for California sometime in the next year or so, we should have coffee whenever I do.
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice. Send me a note with details about where and when as your plan firms up and we'll see what works. Best of luck to you.
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely.
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Averant Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can honestly say I've never seen another knife blade like that. Fantastic work! +Fave!
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I try to create things that didn't exist yet.
The blade shape comes from a wingtip feather I traced.
^_^
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Trezykx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the design very much, but feel you should have done the handle in damascus as well or perhaps some fine engraveing so it matches the detail level of the fine steel. Right now it looks like a conflict between new and old. But over all I really do like it.:)
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the input:)

I admit, the bolsters would certainly support some engraving! Maybe for the next one.
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Nowline Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning, man.
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks:)
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visionsofthor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is wonderful!
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks.
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EGould Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A beautiful work of art, the Damascus steel blade is awesome...
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:iconhundredhands:
HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I'm glad it works for you!
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souffle-etc Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! this is a great work! :uNF!: How much would this go for?
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. This knife would cost about $900 in a private sale based on materials and labor, more in a retail setting to accommodate the vendor's percentage. I know it's a little steep but it's one of a kind and every part is completely hand-crafted. I'm working on ways to lower my production costs. :)
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souffle-etc Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
daaaaaamn! That's incredible man, truly a masterpiece!
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm very happy you like it.
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