Folks, thanks for visiting my "Knife Gallery" pages! Here you will find knives that represent the type of knives I like to make and that are now in the hands of my treasured Customers! Please feel free to refer to them when discussing your new knife from Andersen Forge!
Bubinga Bowie! $500.00 SOLD! Not much to say here! Picture shows it all! Every now and then I'm just compelled to make a Bowie! I had an extremely nice and large piece of Stabilized Curly Bubinga that was just begging to be placed on a Bowie! I forged this one from my heavy 5160 stock and gave it a selectively hardening process. The Take-down fittings are stainless steel and I gave the butt cap a "jeweled" combination treatment of polishing and satin finishing. ---------------------------
Integral Hunter $500.00 SOLD! My very first forged Integral! This blade was forged from 1" round W1 stock into an Integral configuration. To make matters MORE complex, I created it in a Take-down assembly! (Figure THAT one out, smart guy!) The Take-down assembly was assisted with hot-blued mild steel fittings. Also utilized was a fantastic piece of Desert Ironwood. Its first assignment was an Antelope and Mule Deer hunt in Montana!
One of the coolest knives I've made lately! I recently attended the New England Bladesmith's Guild annual Seminar held at the Ashokan Campus in New York. This was my second visit, and, like the last one, it gave me "food for thought" for the entire trip home! While there, I got to watch Bert Foster forge an Integral Hunter. This term means that the bolster area is forged from the same round bar of steel that the blade is forged from. This particular knife here, I forged from a SQUARE bar, which first had to be forged down to round and THEN into the knife! I couldn't resist the temptation - I had to make it a Take-down!! The Spalted Oak that I found for the handle is extraordinary. This is one of the knives I will have on my table at the Ohio Classic Knife Show at the end of Oct.
Here's a Sambar Stag and Rados Damascus hunter destined for deer hunting in Texas! I forged this from a chunk of Jerry Rados' Random Damascus of W2 and 203E variety. I always get Jerry to make me pieces of his Random extra thick so I do a LOT of forging to get the blade to shape. This creates and unbelievable amount of 3-D Voodoo in the blade after hot-bluing. The Take-down fittings were made from mild steel stock, mirror polished and then hot-blued to "Black Glass"! Handle is a Premium Sambar taper. "Ivory" portions of the Stag brought to 1500 grit and then polished. Overall length is 10 1/4" with a 5 3/4" blade. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it.
Not a take-down?? Is that possible??!! Yep, she's not a take-down. This is a little someting I have every intention of doing more of in the future.I realize that the Take-down knife is NOT for everyone. That assembly makes it SO much nicer to build the knife, and much easier for the new owner to take care of. But I also realize that some folks want a knife that has a lower degree of care options. So, here's what I ended up with! Notice that there are no pins or bolts in the traditional manner of assembly. Even though this knife does not take-down, it is created the SAME WAY!! The tang runs full length through the handle and has the SAME threaded end as my take-downs! With one small difference - the threaded pommel nut is permanently assembled into the knife handle, yet still attaches to the threaded tang in the same manner! This assembly PULLS the knife together from ONE END TO THE OTHER!! The handle is still pinned to the guard in the same manner as my take-down creations, to ELIMINATE any lateral movement. I have, for a long time, disliked pins and bolts running through knife handles. There just HAD to be a better way. I think this is a weak point in many knives, creates too many options for cracks, splits, moisture entry, etc. I just don't like pins and bolts. Sorry. But, I like this new method!! I hope you do as well. This knife is a beautiful piece of Afzelia Burl, mated to a fully hardened 5160 blade and stainless fittings. Enjoy!
Rados Damascus Bowie with Wrought Iron Fittings!
My photographic skills and/or equipment just can't capture the beauty of Jerry Rados Damascus like it deserves. This is a 9 inch Bowie blade I forged from a bar of Rados Single-twist Damascus of W2 and 203E. The handle is a nice piece of Desert Ironwood stabilized by WSSI. The fittings are wrought iron - deeply etched. (The finial is stainless) My regular take-down configuration. -------------------------
Rados Damascus Bowie
Wrought Iron Fittings
Bolivian Rosewood Hunter SOLD!
A nice little belt knife/hunter for those who prefer a smaller knife!
Forged down from heavy 5160 and given a differential heat treatment.
Really high quality Bolivian Rosewood Handle and nickel silver guard.
Like all knives from Andersen Forge, this comes with a heavy, hand-stitched sheath!
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From the inception of Andersen Forge, every knife has left my shop fully protected for the REST OF ITS LIFE in a heavy, wet-molded, hand-stitched sheath.
The wet-molding process, plus the internal cam lock, insure protection for your knife!
The cam lock inside the sheath, insures your knife will remain PROTECTED until you decide to remove it!
All sheaths made this way!
Sheep Every Day Carry and Sheath
Another example of the quality of design, fit and finish of every hand-stitched sheath that accompanies knives from
Heavy Leather, Hand-stitched Sheath!
Another fine example of the quality sheath you will receive from Andersen Forge with your new knife.
Each is wet-molded around the nife it is created for.
This example shows the lowered belt loop, as opposed to the traditional fold-over style. This loop holds the knife/sheath combination a little higher on your side to allow comfort when seated! The point of the knife is not digging into your truck seat or the chair at the restaurant! It will make the knife ride higher on your side, so this must be taken into consideration.
I will be happy to create your sheath the way you like it!
Heavy Leather, Hand-stitched sheath!
Just another example of the heavy leather type sheaths I make for each and every knife from Andersen Forge! I believe each knife should have full protection and that protection should protect both the knife and the wearer! It should also last the lifetime of the knife!