Sunday, November 06, 2011
Proof of Knife
While back, I came up with the notion of a knife with a fat, tubular-shaped handle I thought would be fun to twirl and play with. Made a rough prototype of PVC pipe, an old butterfly knife, and some epoxy, and then went back to my usual business.
Chuck Pippin, a silat guy and knifemaker who has done some steel for me–link over in the sidebar–saw the drawing and offered to have a go at making the knife.
Life, as it is wont to do, gets in the way, so he didn't get around to it until now.
It's early in-progress, but a couple of pictures, to show the forged Damascus slab he is using, and the rough cut. I'll post more images as he progresses.
This is way cool, as I told him, like serialized installments of an adventure story. What will happen next?!