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11 months of my knife makeing (pics)

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some of you have seen alot of these but i just want to show i dont just do laser cut 01 blanks . alot of these are hand forged by me , i dont know if folks know the differance between that and stock removal knife making but its huge , first and formost im a blade smith and thats not cutting shapes out of steel its forging with heat hammer and anvil . you will form the peice close as you can to the finnished blade . a blade smith and a knife maker are two very differant things , and i class my self as both but with biouse towards blade smith .

i rarly use grinders and most are worked with files and sand paper to there finnish , again something alot dont realise . its called hand made cos it is !

i hope you like this lot , its my first 11 months of work . the business is growing rapidly and there will be new aditions every week form now till i can no longer lift a hammer .

some of these are 100% made by hand including the handle materials . i hope to have entries in the uk blade show this year with knives made from scratch that includes the steel its made from as i want to add atleast one hand forge damascus/pattern weld blade .

 

 

this is an early blank , hand forged from the blade of a very old lawn shear .

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this is also from the same shear it was an experiment with polymer clay as handle material

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this is an old steel file forged to shape with scrap alluminum liners and hand made paper micarta handle . it found a home in austrial with a man that buys almost all my hand forged blades .

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this is the same sort of thing . it was well recived as a display peice omongst my pears . but was later modifeid into part of my falconers set .

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next up a customised EKA mora knife it was damaged from years of feild work. so was reborn into this , it now lives abroad .

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a hand forged hunter stick tang , made from a farriers file .

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hand forged "canadian" knife , from file and ally , with my paper micarta . now in austria .

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the falconers set . featured in the country mans weekly . never sold given to my beautiful partner gemma for use with here peregrine at rooks .

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this is a demonstraighton of the knife cutting 200 pages of the phone book in one single slice !!

 

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a couple of hand forges file steel blanks .

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a re worked pat mitchel knife in stainless , owned by paulus from the hunting life

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the hellmando , this is the first it featured in the countrymans weekly , was was sent to london for a show of collectors .

hand forged from a farriers file on charcoal . and worked by hand . my own micarta handles ,this is my take on a camp /figher knife , a modern bowie !

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tapered tang , any body can grind one try forging one !!

 

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top notch work mate i`m glad your buisness is taking off matt, any new knives you think i will like drop me a pm, i own a few of matts creations and there works of art lads.

atb paulus

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Absolutely stunning knifes them mate....fair play.. :good:

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There beautifully done :) I have 3 now !!! And always a really good price :)

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this is the second hellmando, skycat from the the hunting life commisioned for her husband as a birthday gift . again hand forged and is as close as i could get to the original !!

same materials ,same aproach but i had to cut the steel more than forge it to get is so close .

i have a step by step photo work in progress for this if anybody wants to see it ? its long but documents the process well !

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and this is what it all began as !!!

just paper and files !!

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little and large , a greek copice (big fella) and my mother in laws walking knife . she wanted a pocket knife for her birthday and she got this . small one is file steel the big one is spring steel . both forged by me and finnished as they look leather bound and the other buffalo horn and ally . iv sold 2 small ones since this and 3 of the copice .

 

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the motly crew, all made from leaf spring steel sold on here and gifted as xmass prseeis .

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the middle one on the bottom row i kept and have been testing it to distruction . its cut up deer , done loads of carving etc and its still in beautiful condition , and takes any abuse throughn at it .!!

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this one is a japaneese ainu makiri (native japanesse ) renowned bear hunters . owned by paulus from the hunting life .

file steel and buffalo , with hand forged makume gene (look that up ) its one of the most incredable materials and so so hard to make !!!

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this is my first mini hellmando for skycat its hand forged from leaf spring steel . . it is mixed in with the ainu makiri and a bush craft knife . the bushy is in austria the mini hellmando is in cambridge and the jap knife is with paulus .

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my first damascus , small neck knife bought by a the hunting life member .

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this is one of my 01 blanks that you lot dint buy ?

so i finnished it and sjt657 bought it last week . its got micarta handles . resin handled fire steel and kydex sheath , its nice to join in with you guys making the blanks into finnished knives .

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can you see the pattern i etched in with acid ?

 

 

tiny neck knife sold with the above

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there are more but i cant be bothered to load them all on to photobucket sorry .

i hope you enjoyed that ?

 

i have 5 mini hellmando blanks for sale this week and thats it !!!! they will never be available again . price aprox £40 posted , but you will have to wait until iv finnished them !!

all the best , matt.

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the one i got off you is sharpe nd keeps its edge realy good top work realy is :)

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100% pure tallent mate, great work

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thanks guys iv juist been working on a viking axe head and a sanmai chef knife and i did a little pendant for gemma (il try and get my leg over for that ;) )

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Absolutely stunning mate.

I`ve said it before, yer an artist, :thumbs:

so am i :drink: :drink: :drink::laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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