Andersen Forge Personal Carry SOLD! The perfect excuse to own your very own Personal Carry from Andersen Forge! I forged this little beauty down from heavy square 5160 stock and gave it a differential heat treatment. The African Blackwood handle and stainless steel guard were put together in a fixed assembly for ease of maintenance. This is one of those knives that could be handed down to the next generation of knife enthusiasts!
Andersen Forge Personal Carry
Acacia Take Down Hunter
Acacia Take-down Hunter SOLD! While snooping around at the Blade Show this year, there were these two blocks of handle material that just sort of jumped out at me from this fellow's table. It was just dark and rich in color. I liked it. I saw by the label that it was "Stabilized Acacia". One I was not familiar with. But, it was very dense and heavy. I am so glad I got both of them. It was just a dream to work with, and as hard a material as I have ever had the opportunity to use. Just under a 6 inch clipped blade forged down from my 1" square 5160. Stainless fittings and full take down construction. Should make someone a great friend! ----------------
Bakelite Hunter SOLD! Forged in the Fowler "Pronghorn" style, this 5160 fixed assembly hunter should give a lot of valuable service to its owner. The handle was hand shaped with files from a select piece of early 20th century Bakelite. ----------------
White Iron Hunter
Hot Blued Street Fighter
African Blackwood "Street Fighter"! SOLD! Ain't She sweet?? In all seriousness, this is ONE TOUGH KNIFE. I forged this baby down from my 1" square 5160, gave her a selective heat treatment, and hand-shaped and polished the BEAUTIFUL African Blackwood handle material. (It's flawless!) The mild steel "S" guard, faceted butt cap and finial are all mirror polished to give the hot bluing that "Black Glass" appearance that MUST be achieved to make the hot bluing process even worth while. ----------------------------
Spalted Maple Bowie SOLD! Here's a 7 1/2" Short Bowie forged in 1084 with some of that miraculous End-grain Spalted Maple. This stuff is just so fantastic. Being end-grain, the stabilizing activity only needs to go about 1/2 inch or so, since it's going laterally through the material! Literally turns this handle into one SOLID piece of material. It's even difficult to file. Mild steel take-down fittings are faceted with polished and flattened surfaces, and then hot blued. I opted to not etch the blade, but rather, gave it an 800 hand rubbed finish. ------------------------
Stag and W2 Bowie SOLD! Here is a piece of Sambar Stag that I was able to keep 100% intact with no stock removal involved to make the various pieces fit! In other words, from the face of the handle to the butt, no tapering was done to fit the spacer or butt cap - get it? Now, the spacer is not a PERECT oval or circle, but, rather, made slightly out of shape to fit the face of the Stag. Additionally, the butt cap was shaped to FIT the handle butt. You get the point. Forged and clayed 9 3/4" W2 blade and stainless take-down fittings complete the 14 3/4" package!
White Iron Hunter SOLD! $450.00 Well, I didn't even get the chance to list this one for SALE, or take it to the Ohio Classic Knife Show like I had intended. It sold within about 1 hour of me sending photos to my email list of customers. This knife is the first in a series of knives honoring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. At some point in the near future, there will be an entire page devoted to the "Boundary Waters Tribute Knives". Forged from large stock high grade 5160, selectively hardened, and assembled in a take-down design. Handle on this one is Macassar Ebony.
Beautiful Macassar Ebony Defender
Afzelia Hunter SOLD! I forged this beautiful W1 Take-down Hunter from a large diameter stock W1 drill rod. I created the Hamon by utilizing standard clay heat treating procedures. The Take-down handle is a really SOLID piece of stabilized Afzelia Burl, and one of the nicest handle materials I have ever used. Now in the capable hands of one of my favorite UK customers.
Sheoak Bowie SOLD! A piece of stabilized Sheoak I got at this year's Blade Show. The clipped and clay quenched 8 1/4" W1 blade was forged down from a 1 1/8" round bar of W1 drill stock. Take-down stainless fittings are faceted and selectively polished. 13 1/2" overall. This is as nice a knife as I have ever made.
African Blackwood Take-down Bowie SOLD! $675.00 This is a handful!! Just under 10 inches of SCARY SHARP W1 tool steel. I forged this down from a 1 1/4 inch round bar of W1 drill rod. I finished off the process with a clay backing during heat treating to creat a wonderful Hamon. The handle is of Premium African Blackwood, and the contoured guard and Take-down hardware are hot-blued mild steel. No description necessary if actually held in your hand!
W1 Integral $475.00 SOLD! I forged this W1 Integral from a 7/8" diameter round bar od W1 drill bit steel! To give it the differential process revealing the "hamon", clay is used to precisely segregate this spine from the hardening sequence. The handle is a stabilized piece of awesome English Walnut. This knife was designed in a fixede assembly using my threaded through-tang method, which brings the entire handle material into unison with the blade for added strength!