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« on: March 29, 2010 07:48:21 PM »

Boy Blacksmith just finished and delivered his first big commission.  It was a knife for a professional chef. 



The chef is very excited about the clean transition between the blade and the handle. 




This is the chef's personal logo etched on the blade.

This knife is a 5" mini chef/utility knife.  It was hot forged and then ground and hand polished.  The logo was acid etched.  This is a cold steel or high carbon knife.  The knife handle is made of zebra wood.  The pins are aluminum. 

He is a primarily self-taught blacksmith.  Here is the story of his first forge. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010 08:03:06 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010 08:05:00 PM »

amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010 08:42:49 PM »

I thought the first picture was a painting at first!  Something about how the blade reflects light and objects is very unusual and cool. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010 09:59:55 PM »

Your son is so talented and such a genius!! You must be a great mom  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010 06:34:17 AM »

I thought it was a painting, too!  Cheesy

That is a beautiful knife! I love the 'organic' look of it. Your son is a real talent (read your other posts about his crafty endeavors...wow!  Shocked) - kudos to you and your family for supporting and encouraging him in his gifts.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010 03:57:11 PM »

Boy Blacksmith appreciates your comments and criticism.  Here are a couple more pictures of the handle of the knife.




sorry this focus is a little off, but this image gives you a good idea of how the handle is constructed. 
Actually, the inside of the handle is pretty complicated as it involves adjustments to give the knife a perfect balance. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010 11:36:19 AM »

That's fantastic!  I was thrilled to find out more about your son's forging adventures.  The knife looks fantastic.  Tell him he did a wonderful job.
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