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    Default First Folder Serge Inspired

    Well in my hard to prove sanity, with one week until my biggest show of the year I decided to try and make my first folding knife. Despite some minor frustrations, I have to say it was the most rewarding and exciting project I have worked on in years. This one was heavily inspired by Serge Penchenko's relic series and I think you will notice the influence. The blade is 1084 with a "grunge" hamon and carving. The scales are textured brass and cast copper with decorative mild steel elements. I was originally going to have dual brass scales but I messed up the one and so to save time I just made a mold of the other and cast it. The spacer is diver salvaged wrought iron from Lake Superior. The blade measures in at four inches and it has a very satisfying "snap" when it comes open (I managed to create a partial friction lock on the spine for the stop bar to "lock" into). Overall I was very pleased with the end result and happy to have finally hit this milestone. All comments are welcome please let me know what you think.

    Robert

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    Wow, that is very unique. Very intricate as well.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    While that's not my taste in knives, it does not stop me from appreciating the artistry and craftsmanship that went into it. I have to tell you, if that were my first folder I'd be proud as punch over it. I do like the different metals you used.

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    I am diggin' this! Using 1 copper scale and 1 brass is something I guess I have ever saw. Nice work!
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    I'm with Rick as to personal taste, but can not deny the great artistry/craftsmanship!
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