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Finished Kitchen Knife by Dobson Finished Kitchen Knife by Dobson
I finally finished my first knife. Lots of work, but I'm pretty satisfied with the results. It's intended as a multi-purpose knife for the kitchen.

Blade steel is CPM 154, handles are cocobolo burl and blackwood with sterling silver accents. The pins are brass with two hidden pins holding the blackwood on.

I worked this with a hacksaw, files, sandpaper, and a drill press. It took a long time to get everything right. Heat treat was performed by Texas Knife Supply.

The blade is a little thick for slicing, but it chops and dices well. I'm very impressed with the CPM 154, it's really easy to split hairs with this blade.
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
featured here [link]
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corvis-cuprum Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
For a first knife, this is great. You did a great job keeping the ricasso crisp, it looks like the primary bevel is nice and clean too. The finish is good, no file marks left, and all your handle components look like they meet cleanly. Well done :)
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Dobson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009   Photographer
Thank you. Because this was my first, I spent an obscenely long time getting it right. There was a lot of time wasted with sandpaper. I think I'm getting it figured out, though.
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corvis-cuprum Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Making things out of metal always takes a long time; that doesn't go away ;)

Have you seen the book "Custom Knifemaking" by Tim Mcreight? If not, here's a link: [link]

It's a great book to get started with, and goes through stock removal to forging, and also covers folding/lockback knives. It's not that expensive either; I highly recommend it.
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Andarious Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
I'm not going lie, this knife is pure sex.
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chiluzzdia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
pure sex indeed.
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