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Old 12-13-2008, 11:54 AM
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Hello Im new here but I've been lurking at the tutorials. I have learned so much from them, thank you.
I started making knives about four years ago, and after seeing the engraving on the knives in the magazines I had to try it. I started with my own forged gravers and a old drill press base. Then I took a beginer class and got some tools. I work as a steel fabricator and I don't have as much time as I would like to make knives and engrave.
Here are a few pics. of my work. The dagger is what Im working on now. The guard is stainless, that was a mistake, it's taking for ever but now im learning to use carbide.

David Jacobson

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Old 12-13-2008, 12:12 PM
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Default Re: Hello from N. Calif.

Whats up. wel i am new here as well. I checked out your pictures you posted pretty cool stuff. I especially like the dagger and the knife with the parrot with the sailboat inlay. Anyway welcome.

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Old 12-14-2008, 04:51 PM
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Default Re: Hello from N. Calif.

Hi David, Welcome!

I like that dagger. Did you file spiral handle? Looks super nice. Are you making the Damascus too?

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Old 12-14-2008, 04:57 PM
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Nice Work David !
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: Hello from N. Calif.

Nice work David! It's great to see another Knife aficionado on the forum (though I just got started at both making and engraving).

I really like the dagger! You're a man of many talents; I noticed some scrimshaw on the knifes on your website along with the many nice wrought iron pieces.

I was wondering if you did the sailboat inlay before or after tempering? Afterwards seems like it would have been really difficult, but I also noticed that you got interested in knives from watching a Japanese smith forging a blade. I was thinking perhaps for that blade you used a hard core steel, jacketed with a steel that remains a little softer after tempering like some of the traditional Japanese smiths do?

Anyway, welcome to the forum! Hope to see more of your work.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:42 AM
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Thank You, Yes I did made the damascus, The handle is redwood bural and I used a small sanding drumb on a rotery tool to grind the spirals. This was my first silver wire inlay.
The gold sailboats are inlayed above the temper line in the softer steel.

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