This knife was my presentation for the CKCA Banquet of 2011. After the collector's drawing, it went to a new home where it will be greatly appreciated and taken care of. I forged this knife from a billet of 324 layers of 1084 and 15N20 tool steels. The handle is a piece of Premium Desert Ironwood and the take down fittings are hot-blued mild steel.
"Wispy Twist" Sold
One to be remembered! This knife won "Best Fixed Blade" and "Best In Show" at the most recent Ohio Classic Knife Show. 324 layers of hot-blued 1084/15N20 that I twisted IN THE FORGE! at full heat. This process resulted in some spectacular "wisps" in the twist that I have never witnessed before. The fluted, and hot-blued take-down fittings were paired up with a beautiful piece of stabilized Mesquite burl. She now has a safe new home. -----------------------------------
"Sunburst Hunter" Sold
Beautiful Sunburst Damascus in a radial pattern. This hunter's damascus steel was forged with 1084 and 15N20 tool steels. Manipulation resulted in the beautiful radial pattern called "Sunburst" here at Andersen Forge. The stabilized Curly Koa handle was mated with Hot-blued mild steel take-down fittings. (More can be made like this!)
This "Survivor" was forged from large stock 1095 tool steel. By means of clay manipulation during the heat treating process, a beautiful hamon display was created. The really solid African Blackwood handle was mated with 1903 wrought iron take-down fittings. You headed 'out back'? Got your "Survivor" with you? No? Good luck. -------------------------
Laminated Hunter Sold.
Interesting process here, often referred to as "San Mai", or Laminated steel. I forge welded a piece of 203E Corrosion Resistant Pressure Vessel Steel on each side of a high carbon 1095 tool steel core. This results in a non-stainless blade that is majorly protected by a "jacket" of stain/rust/corrosion resistant protection. Sort of helps to minimize rusting "issues" that frequent the world of the Forged Blade. This knife was made in a Take-down assembly with a nice piece of CocoBolo for a handle and 416 stainless steel for the fittings. Should be around for a very, very long time.
W2 Fighter! Sold.
I forged this Fighter from a large 2" diameter round bar of W2 Tool Steel, and then clay processed the blade during the heat treating procedure to achieve the active Hamon. The takedown fittings were made from 512 layer Twists Damascus and then hot-blued! The handle is a piece of Premium Stabilized Teak Burl, that completely disassembles in the take-down method of construction. A real sweetheart!
Lamintated Hunter SOLD!
Here's one that should make a great Every-Day-Carry Hunter/Utility. You know what I mean. I forged this blade from a bar I laminated with 203E corrosion resistant steel onto the outside of a piece of 1095 High Carbon tool steel. The 203E will protect the 1095 core from stain and corrosion escept for the exposed working portion of the blade. The inset photo shows the cool shiny reflection from the iron at the edge of the 203E that I could not get to show in the other photos. The guard is stainless. The handle is Stabilized Curly Walnut. All designed in the Andersen Forge Take-down method.
Random Damascus Hunter
Every now and then a combination of materials comes together that just deserves a second look. This knife was ordered by a good customer of mine and the way it came together really pleased me. The blade was a lower layer count of 1084 and 15N20 than I normally make - 324 as opposed to upwards of 400. But I think it suits this knife rather well. I'm sure you will see more or these in the Available Knives section! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Here's a knife that I truly had an enjoyable time building. A forged W2 blade with a really nice clay-induced Hamon, coupled with some Ws pattern fittings that were deeply etched and hot-blued. A spectacular block of Spalted Cottonwood finished out the package. My customer waited a loooooooooooooong time for this and didn't bug me once!
Please allow me the latitude to call this my "African Hunter", which is a slight deviation from my customary "Andersen Forge Hunter". This was ordered by a good customer as a gift for his African Outfitter. This was forged down from large W2 tool steel stock and differentially hardened with clay to additionally create the distinctive hamon. Built in a fixed assembly style with stainless steel fittings and a really nice piece of Cocobobo for the handle. I hope it lives out a happy and enjoyable life on the Dark Continent! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -