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Whats on the bench. Current projects. and other stuff

Discussion in 'HHH Custom Knives' started by HHH Knives, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Spaz

    Spaz Founding Member

    True functional art if I've ever seen it, absolutely beautiful! You and Randy Jr. make a great team! :eek:uch
  2. HHH Knives

    HHH Knives Founding Member

    Thanks guys!

  3. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Your handles are beautiful Randy. I want to mention that I find yours remarkably confortable in hand.
  4. HHH Knives

    HHH Knives Founding Member

    Mikey!! Thanks brotha!

    Heres a customer photo. Dream weaver damascus Birch and bog oak handle.

  5. HHH Knives

    HHH Knives Founding Member

    Ill just leave these here.

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  6. HHH Knives

    HHH Knives Founding Member

    A couple in progress. San mai, Stainless over Blue#2 carbon core. with Meteorite damascus bolsters. [​IMG]

    I get to slect the handle materials from my stash on these. Want to do matching. [​IMG] Decisions decisions.

    Thanks for checkin out the thread please let me know what ya think

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  7. toddnmd

    toddnmd Founding Member

    Incredible pattern on those blades!
  8. Randy, those are so incredibly beautiful... I actually got these pics in my Email for Tapatalk, so I'm guessing, they liked it too...

    I"m not sure I would ever be able to talk myself into using something so beautiful...

  9. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    :cool1 DAMN!!! :argo
  10. HHH Knives

    HHH Knives Founding Member

    Thanks Guys and gals! Yep. They do look good . BUT will look even batter after some patina starts to develop from use!! :D

    So today was all but a wash. I spent about 4 hours in the shop. trying to select the perfect combination of wood/spacer/pins etc. Im happy that I narrowed it down to 2 choices now for the wood. A deep colored Rosewood burl or lighter colored Gator pattern Afzilia .. Or maybe some natural colored spalted curly maple burl. Dang it. thats 3 lol

    This part of a project for me has, and always will be one of the most important aspects of the knife. Its hard to really explain the way this part work. However, I will try. And try to do so in a way that a chef of cook might relate to.

    So you as a chef are asked to prepare a important new dish for a friend or client. Or a new menu.. etc..
    You have the main ingredients selected.. Lets say Chicken and rice. And you have a unbelievable Pantry and fridge with every possible spice, ingredients you could imagine.. However. There are 1000 ways you can "choose" to prepare this chicken and rice. as well as the rest of the plate, sides. etc.. This is sorta the same as how it is for me to select the handle materials on a custom knife set like this..

    I have, many hundreds of wood options. Then another dozen plus for spacers and or liners. and a endless number of possible spacers.Based off all of the different materials in my shop that "could be" made intro some form of spacer. and all must work with the pins and bolster and blade.. So my pantry is full of the very best stuff. None are "wrong" BUT one or two are PERFECT.. In the end. There are many "right" ways to go. But also adding one "wrong" spice or combining flavors that dont jell with the rest of the dish.. [​IMG] Well.... You see where Im going.

    Similar to cooking, Often the end results will be a amazing.. Well seasoned and complement one another. But the very best plates are very carefully thought out, assembled with a perfect combination that is cooked, seasoned, and prepared and presented perfectly... These are what we might call. exceptional. Which is what I strive for, and why this is so important to me when I am making a custom knife.

    OK so yea. lol I may be CRAZY.. [​IMG] I just spent another hour+ looking at materials.. I needed to walk away for a minute and reflect. Im down to 2 handle material choice. and have selected the spacer/liner/pins.

  11. HHH Knives

    HHH Knives Founding Member


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  12. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    I must have ate some wild mushrooms. I'd swear
    I was looking at some technicolor knives. Ridiculously cool. I better lay down for a while.;)
  13. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    OMG!!! DUDE! I must see these in person!?!? :cool1 :pop :jump :argo
  14. HHH Knives

    HHH Knives Founding Member

    Mikey!! Its the SHROOMS!!! :D

    Chef. You know the way up here! Come one!!!

    These are still waiting. I have a 4 piece set in progress now. and the paring knives will have to wait for a bit.

    Fresh out of Heat Treat. Feather damascus 4 pieces.
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  15. This thread is getting seriously trippy, man!

    Crazy cool stuff Randy

    J :)
  16. Spaz

    Spaz Founding Member

    Randy you continue to amaze me! Someday baby, SOMEDAY!
  17. HHH Knives

    HHH Knives Founding Member

    workin on a few for a client..

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  18. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    WHAT A SET!!! :pop :jump :cool1
  19. HHH Knives

    HHH Knives Founding Member

    Im just havin way to much fun over here! :D

    Making great progress on these and will share more pictures ASAP

    Thanks for the comment Chef.
  20. That set should be illegal, that could seriously kill someone of envy.

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