Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I made this hunting knife with the colors of the USA flag on the handle and stars are engraved on the bolsters.Engraving done by Alice Carter. It was presented to President Bush by Garth Merrick of Amarillo.
Blade Steel: 154 CM
Bolsters: 416 Stainless Steel
Hollow grind and hand polished.
Scales: Blue and red colored cow bone with ivory in the middle.
OAL: 8 1/2"
Blade Length: 3 1/2"
I truly feel very honored to know that President Bush owns one of my knives!!
Posted by Ian Van Reenen at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Steel is 440 C with nickle silver handmade fittings. Nickle silver will stay beautiful for years since it doesn't tarnish.
The cutting edge of the blade was sharpened to 15 degrees which makes the blade razor sharp.
Stag handles. I love working with stag since it is such a classic handle material in the knife making world.
Flat grind on the blade with hand polished satin finish. Swedge added to blade.
Spanish notch on bottom of blade as embellishment and to accentuate the Spanish influence in Texas.
From a young age I used to watch my Dad carving our meat during family meals. My Dad also taught me the right way to carve meat. This tradition sparked an interest in carving sets. When I started making knives I always had it in the back of my mind to make a carving set. And finally I did and I can say that I am proud of this set. It is well balanced with the right blade length of 7 inches. It is an art piece which can be a heirloom.
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A Customer ordered this knife which I finished today.
Blade Steel is 154 CM
Blade is 7 " long with a double hollow grind.
Fittings are nickle silver.
Handle material is imitation bone.
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Posted by Ian Van Reenen at 6:08 PM
Monday, October 17, 2011
I completed this one for a friend on Friday, he was overwhelmed! The blade is Alabama Damascus, 7" long with hollow grind. Handle is white tail antler, guard is nickle silver. displayed on spalted maple base.
Please click on picture to enlarge.
Posted by Ian Van Reenen at 11:42 AM
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
It's been awhile since I posted a knife - so I figured I'd better do it. Here's my latest knife (already sold) but I'd gladly make one for you!
Spring – ATS34
My African design file work on blade and spring
Liners ,bolsters and shield 416 SS
Scales pre ban Ivory
Knife mirror polished
Posted by Steve Douglass at 6:30 AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It has been a while since I made a liner locker and I really enjoyed making this one. The blade and bolsters are Alabama Damascus and the scales Bark Ivory. The liners are anodized blue titanium. File work on the blade and spacer. This knife is a great collectors piece.
Thanks for looking
Posted by Ian Van Reenen at 3:41 PM