new hobby! Custom Forged Knives

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    BoostCreep0908
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    so I've taken up a new hobby, I recently started custom forging my own knives.
    with such a great response from family and friends I've started AKELA KNIVES.
    I'm an AWS cert welder/fabricator and ACMA cert compisties tech. i do these on the side from my home shop, completely hand made. 
    I may sell a few eventually and Ill probably accept custom orders too. really it's all about the way it makes everything else in my world fade away and spending time with my son (my theoretical engineer and idea man).
     
    #1 RidgeBack Tanto – 6-1/2" blade, 5"handle, full tang, 1095 high carbon tool steel, razor sharp.
    spotted tiger stripe blade etching, G10/2×2 twill weave carbonfiber scales, chromoly hex pins.
    #2 EDC Compact Hunter – 01 tool steel, 8.25" overall,  full tang, uv glow epoxy, tumbled brass pins, local black walnut scales.
     
    what do you guys think?
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    Gunnertrones
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    Some exciting blade shapes there.  Keep up the good work!👍

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    intenseaty22
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    Great work! I’m afraid I’m getting more & more into knives each day. 

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    BoostCreep0908
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    thanks guys! yes knives, especially custom knives is a deep rabbit hole like pcps lol

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    I may try doing something like folder or an otf next

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    an every day utility knife I made for my father in laws birthday in Feb.

    It is a Simonds nucut flat#80 stock removal. hidden tang-sheeps foot blade, with a mahogany handle stained with Evan Williams whiskey and sealed with tru oil.

    hes a very simple kind of guy, no flash/all function lol. so I kept that in mind with the blade shape, hes got arthritis and carpal so I made the handle ambidextrous and on the large side with a little natural cut angle.

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    custom comission all finished, shipping soon! 5.5" twin edge dagger blade-full tang-1095HC, polished blade with "flame" etched pattern, local red cedar scales, brass pins and super thin dark orange micarta liner.

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    my logo, the "wolfmoon" will be etched on all blades from now on as my makers mark.

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    just got the scale from HT off with my green scrub pad disk. absolutely no idea what I want to do for a handle or bolster. also might TIG the lanyard slot shut not so sure about it now.

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    intenseaty22
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    Love the logos. Both of your, very nice. 

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    intenseaty22

    Love the logos. Both of your, very nice. 

    thank you

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    ajshoots
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    Awesome work!! Really like your knives and the fact that you are diversified with blade shapes and styles is very impressive. 

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    ajshoots

    Awesome work!! Really like your knives and the fact that you are diversified with blade shapes and styles is very impressive. 

    thanks! I've found that doing custom client orders let me work "outside my box". it gives me a chance to switch things up and try new techniques. which is why I give a 15% discount on them. 

     

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    d2 chefs blade and 1095 mini tango neck knife

    pearl and fleck resin liner

    hybrid block- pearl, uv glow powder, black walnut, natural agate crystal.

    better pic of the EDC hunter

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    1095hc mini tanto-hidden tang-marsh pine,  4" total length

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    8.5" D2 blade-micro brushed finish, black walnut/uv glow resin/marsh pine handle, light weight and well balanced.

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