Climbing the Ladder

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Tony_Wood
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Climbing the Ladder

Post by Tony_Wood » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:42 pm

Ladder Damascus, that is. Not my billet, but a USA billet I was able to acquire.
Stainless liners, brass bolster, 1095/15n20 Damascus, and mammoth ivory.
Enjoy....

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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by Steve Warden » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:45 pm

Love the blade profile, love the scales...
Beautiful knife!
Take care and God bless,

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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:02 pm

SWEET... that is a real killer Tony!
The blade material is very nice! It screams QUALITY DAMASCUS.... I think that pattern is the type I like the most.
The mammoth ivory is some really beautiful stuff. I keep thinking I want to give it a try but then..... I start thinking that it would be something like rock or petrified wood....LOL.
How does the mammoth ivory work?
Is it easy to cut, sand and drill?

Good show!
::tu:: ::tu::
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And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by Tony_Wood » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:36 pm

Steve Warden wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:45 pm
Love the blade profile, love the scales...
Beautiful knife!
Thanks Steve.
Meridian_Mike wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:02 pm
SWEET... that is a real killer Tony!
The blade material is very nice! It screams QUALITY DAMASCUS.... I think that pattern is the type I like the most.
The mammoth ivory is some really beautiful stuff. I keep thinking I want to give it a try but then..... I start thinking that it would be something like rock or petrified wood....LOL.
How does the mammoth ivory work?
Is it easy to cut, sand and drill?

Good show!
::tu:: ::tu::
Thank you Mike. I agree about the Damascus. I sacrificed a bit of steel in the billet to get this piece of pattern.

Mammoth ivory is easy to drill, sand and work. It is prone to chipping and cracking. I use lots of super glue on the natural cracks and lines. The dark lines make it attractive to my eye, but are opportunities for failure. IMO it is easier to work than bone, but more fragile.
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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:05 pm

Ahhhhh... 10-4.... thanks for the assessment Tony.
I am going to give that stuff a try.

::tu::
They buried William in the old church yard, And Barbara there anigh him,
And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by Doc B » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:41 pm

Very nice, Tony. I really like that blade shape!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by herbva » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:01 pm

Absolutely awesome beauty Tony! I love the pattern in that damascus and the mammoth ivory is gorgeous! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by herbva » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:03 pm

Meridian_Mike wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Ahhhhh... 10-4.... thanks for the assessment Tony.
I am going to give that stuff a try.

::tu::
Mike, please let us know how the mammoth ivory works out for you. I would like to try it as well.
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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by Meridian_Mike » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:07 pm

herbva wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:03 pm
Meridian_Mike wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:05 pm
Ahhhhh... 10-4.... thanks for the assessment Tony.
I am going to give that stuff a try.

::tu::
Mike, please let us know how the mammoth ivory works out for you. I would like to try it as well.
Will do!
I have a couple of projects to do first but I will post up a thread when I give it a try.
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And out of his grave grew a red, red rose, And out of hers, a briar.....
They lapped and tied in a true love's knot. The rose ran around the briar.

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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by kootenay joe » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:14 pm

I don't know the measurements but it looks like you were able to get maximum blade length into the handle which i believe is more difficult than having the blade a bit shorter.
kj

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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by Tony_Wood » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:22 pm

Doc B wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:41 pm
Very nice, Tony. I really like that blade shape!!! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Thank you, Doc. So do I.
I milked the nail nick a bit too close to the pivot, but I will fix that in the next one.
herbva wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:01 pm
Absolutely awesome beauty Tony! I love the pattern in that damascus and the mammoth ivory is gorgeous! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Thank you Herb. I want to see your mammoth offerings as well. Post them up when you source and use some.
kootenay joe wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:14 pm
I don't know the measurements but it looks like you were able to get maximum blade length into the handle which i believe is more difficult than having the blade a bit shorter.
kj
Yes sir, it is Joe. I have been leaving the blade a bit long in the initial grinding, and shortening it to fit the frame on the first temporary pinning.
Still learning, some from error and some from trial.
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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by doglegg » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:57 pm

::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: Climbing the Ladder

Post by OLDE CUTLER » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:01 pm

Wow, that really does look great.
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