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POLISHED DAMASTEEL DAMASCUS UTILITY

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POLISHED RWL34 TANTO

Here you'll find two short videos. Both show off the results of mirror polishing out to the equivalent of 60,000 grit

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fruite knife with buckeye burl handle custom handmade knfie australian

What I would like to call a fruit peeling knife, made from mirror polished RWL34. The handle is full cell stabilised buckeye burl on green liners. This process involves using a vacuum chamber to void the wood cells of all moisture and then injecting hard resin into the internal space under high pressure. This gives a much more complete result than soaking styles of stabilising.

 

 

a new business card design for australian knife maker custom made knives by warrick edmonds riflebirdknives
I've spent some time designing and coming up with a new business card, which will go with me to the Sydney Knife Show in August 2017.
utility hunting knife custom made by australian knife maker warrick edmonds

A hunting utility knife made from CPMS35VN. Has a fine distal taper, a tapered tang, hand filed spinework and textured ricasso. The laser etched text is the client's family motto, and a good one to have at that!

All that being said, I was really happy with how the sheath turned out. In my opinion it was one of the best I've made, though I couldn't capture this adequately in the camera. The hand rubbed, multi-dyed colour scheme has a Turner-esque quality to it, leaning toward an impressionist's stormy sunset. Either that or 1960's disco shoes. (yep, been there, worn those)

Here's what the client said;

"It has arrived! It looks great. Good feel in the hand. It's got some heft to it. Beautifully finished off. And I see what you mean about the sheath - got real character and depth. My son is going to love it! Thank you so much for your communication throughout the whole process and for your craftsmanship and attention to detail...."

 

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close up of the ringed gidgee handle

A close up of the wonderful ringed gidgee handle, in natural sunlight. Also, you can make out the tapered tang. Not tapered to a thin but enough metal removed to lighten the carry weight of the knife and bring the balance point forward. The bolster is black G10.

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If you're interested in seeing how a knife is ground out of a bar of steel, got to the Nathan's Fosters Knife page, PRESS HERE and scroll down to the video panel.

 

 

 
three knives in their sheaths australian custom knife maker warrick edmonds of adelaide

three amigos

 

 

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utility knife in damasteel twist with c-tek and g10 handle custom made by warrick edmonds

A utility knife made from dense twist Damasteel stainless damascus.

The handle is blue C-tek and black G10 separated by a brass shim. The lanyard bead is also made of polished blue C-tek.

CLICK HERE to watch a short video on my Instagram feed showing this knife in hand. You might have to press the go arrow on the IG video. Just use your return button to come back here

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damasteel utility knife and sheath australian knife maker

This knife has a fully tooled, matching sheath featuring an underlying base of dark blue and an over-rub of black. The inside has been rubbed down with a mix of lanolin, neatsfoot oil and wax. The edges are treated with gum tragacanth and the outside surface has four coats of gloss finish.

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utility knife with bocote australian custom knife maker

A utility knife made from brushed 52100 carbon steel. The tapered tang features a lanyard hole. The spine has been chipped on the forward third, the ricasso has been textured.

The handle and lanyard bead are made from Mexican bocote. The bolster is black G10 separated by laminated black and white micarta.

CLICK HERE to watch a short video on my Instagram feed showing this knife in hand. You might have to press the go arrow on the IG video. Just use your return button to come back here

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australian custom knife maker warrick edmonds riflebirdknives utility knife and sheath

This knife comes with a sheath featuring my unique tooling. The inside has been treated with lanolin, neatsfoot oil and waxes. The outside was hand rubbed with yellow, london tan, red, ox blood, chocolate and black dye. It was then sealed with four coats of gloss. The edges are sealed with gum tragacanth and gloss.

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acid washed and stone washed utility in 52100 by australian knife maker warrick edmonds

This is one of my favourite ever knife builds. In the hand, everything about it just makes me happy. I originally made it to sell at the upcoming knife shows but now I'm seriously considering keeping it for myself.

Made from acid washed and stonewashed 52100 with bocote bolster and New Guinea striped ebony handle. The tang is tapered, the spine has file work and the ricasso has been textured.

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moody photo of utility knife made in australia by warrick edmonds

The sheath has been textured using a stamp I made myself. I like the 'almost paisley' pattern it creates. There are five colours hand rubbed in, the edges are sealed with gum tragacanth and the outside has four coats of gloss sealer. The inside surface was dyed and then rubbed down with a mix of neatsfoot oil, lanolin and waxes.

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close up of handle and sheath for prosciutto knife hand made by riflebirdknives of australia

A special order. This is a close up of the handle and sheath of a prosciutto knife.

The handle is made from New Guinea striped ebony, which is hard and waxy enough to deal with a kitchen environment.

The sheath has five different colours variously hand rubbed, splodged, dribbled and brushed onto it. The whole is given two coats of Gum Tragacanth and four coats of gloss sealer.

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long prosciutto knife made from rwl34 stainless custom made by warrick edmonds of australia

The blade is made from stonewashed 2.5mm RWL34, hardened just right to give a nice flex for cutting off those thin, transparent slices.

Grinding a long, thin blade like this is quite a challenge, more so than many other types of knife patterns. Total length is over 40cm.

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handmade custom prosciutto knife by australian knife maker warrick edmonds of adelaide

The overall style is a composite of modern/deco and Japanese. Or, more accurately, my interpretation there of.

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art nouveau kitchen cleaver right hand side view

Here's an Art Nouveau kitchen cleaver made from 5mm thick 440C stainless. It's been textured and stonewashed. The overall length is 39cm, so it has some size to it. The mateials have been chosen so this can be a user, not a safe queen.

CLICK HERE to watch a short video on my Instagram feed showing this knife in hand. You might have to press the go arrow on the IG video. Just use your return button to come back here

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art nouveau cleaver righ side view warrick edmonds australian knife maker

The other side. The handle material is laminated paper micarta, a very hard wearing material that will cope with a kitchen environment. This knife does come with a leather sheath, see video at the link to see how it fits.

CLICK HERE to watch a short video on my Instagram feed showing the sheath for this cleaver. You might have to press the go arrow on the IG video. Just use your return button to come back here.

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bushcraft knife in 52100 steel by riflebirdknives custom knife maker in australia

Here's a bushcraft or camp knife made from 52100 carbon steel that has been acid washed and stone washed. The ricasso has been textured and the clipped edge leading to the point has a chipped pattern. This is a nicely solid knife, see video link below;

 

CLICK HERE to watch a short video on my Instagram feed showing this knife in hand. You might have to press the go arrow on the IG video. Just use your return button to come back here

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bushcraft knife and sheath australian knife maker

The handle material is Webbwood (similar to Dymondwood) with a spacer/feature of cross cutting black and white laminated micarta. The sheath features a solid stainless ring for a leg tie, see video link below;

 

CLICK HERE to watch a short video on my Instagram feed showing the sheath for this knife. You might have to press the go arrow on the IG video. Just use your return button to come back here.

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large hunting knife with bocote and hand made sheath

A good sized hunter made from CPMS35VN.

The blade shape keeps the piercing point directly in line with the generously sized handle. There is a good finger guard and thumb rest on top for solid grip.

The ricasso has been stippled.

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handle of bocote on custom made australian knife

The handle is made from highly figured bocote and black G10

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large camp knife australian made knife

The knife comes with a nicely textured sheath, featuring three hand rubbed layers of dyes that provide a depth of colour and pattern. The belt loop is a contrasting solid and glossy black.

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large hunter with ebon australian knife maker

A large hunter made from CPMS35VN featuring a handle made from striped ebony and a bolster made from African ebony. There's also a bit of stippling, some file work on the spine and a bit of texturing on the sheath.

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