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Tristone Bladesmithing WIP Cont'd

Discussion in 'Tristone Bladesmithing' started by Chadd Smith, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. More WIP photos for your enjoyment

    Thanks for looking,

  2. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Pics or didn't happen Chadd ;)
  3. Latest batch of goodies to hit the bench. I amended the shape of my gyutos to reduce some weight and height in the mid section and squash it more out towards the tip on the 240mm blades. These blade designs evolve so often as I work out what I do and do not like in a blade I wouldn't be surprised if the first picture of a knife I drew was a square.

    Any in put is welcome.

    Thanks for looking.


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  4. Some more WIP's of those blades above. We have an African Blackwood and copper handle, a Brigalow burl (Urrmazzzinnggg) and African Blackwood handle, Another African blackwood, nickle and Box Elder Burl handle and some seriously wicked African Blackwood and nickle on another.

    I've also been refining my fit and finish for tang slots. I figured if you can get a hair into it... it is too loose. I burn in all my WA handles so I need to be careful not to blow out the holes or twist the tang as it goes into the knife or the tang slot looks too large. Once in it is very hard to pull these blades out of the handle due to the tightness of the fitment, so when they are finally expoxied in - those bastards wont be coming out. :D

    Thanks for looking,


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  5. More of a WIP on the second prototype G10/Copper/62HRC RWL34 210mm Mans Man knife.

    Lining up the plunge lines and bolsters does not seem to get easier with practice.

    Still a lot of work to do on this one.

    Thanks for looking, comments and questions appreciated.


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  6. Enough photos up for you now? This peer pressure has kept me up until 1:45am. I still have so much work to do before the Adelaide Knife Show too.
  7. What are the two woods on the right here (where these the Box Elder and Brigalow you mentioned)? The one on the far right looks almost like a California Buckeye Burl.
  8. The Brigalow is in the clamp, and the buckeye burl/box elder burl is the one in the middle with grey and yellow features.

    A lot of woods have different names but look very similar I've noticed.
  9. Bill T

    Bill T Founding Member

    Beautiful work Chadd.
  10. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

  11. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Well maybe just one more photo. :D Stunning Chadd
  12. apathetic

    apathetic Founding Member

    Not everybody says it out loud, but pictures are always appreciated :D
  13. MotoMike

    MotoMike Founding Member

    Especially now that with inflation, they are only worth about 800 words:p. Great work Chadd. I like the shot of the woods over the hand full of blades.
  14. You forgot our crappy exchange rate as well. That makes them only worth about 2 words
  15. G'day gents,

    Been a bit busy and currently on the way to the Adelaide Knife Show with a few knives on board.

    Thanks for looking.


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  16. Toothpick

    Toothpick #2 since day #1 Founding Member

  17. Wow. Great effort. And while i love your wa style handles my eyes keep getting drawn to that western way on the right
  18. Holy cow. Excellent line up!! I think your luggage will be lighter coming home from Adelaide show.
  19. Few more pics of the RWL34 @62HRC 210mm gyuto. Triple cryo and tempered. Very thin behind the edge. This one seems to be a pleaser amongst the makers here at the show. I date day I will be making a couple more. I have a 250mm 61HRC S35vn and 250mm 62hrc Niolox blade coming in the same design but with lightning strike carbon fibre for the scales.

    This one is one of my favorites, currently for sale, $1,200 AUD.

    Thanks for all the kind comments I appreciate the feedback from everyone.

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  20. This one is a 245mm Gyuto, Nilox at 62HRC with African Blackwood and polished copper accents. Asymmetric grind for right handed person. Right handed D shape handle. 20151030_214950.jpg 20151030_215006.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015

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