Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Fraulore

A while back, a friend on BCUSA was looking for someone to grind out a blank she could handle and finish out as a knife. After a fairly lengthy email discussion, she decided to order two... one finished and one blade blank she could finish on her own. This knife is a result of those discussions and I am quite pleased with it... as is the customer it seems. :D Check here...

It's loosely based on the Woodloore and made out of 5/32 inch O-1 steel, convex ground. The handle material is English Yew with black vulcanized spacers. The pins are brass and there's a mosaic pin on there as well.

Overall it's not a very large knife. The handle itself is less than 4.5 inches. Overall, the knife is about as long as a dollar bill. There was a requirement to accommodate some pretty small hands with this one so the palm swells and coke bottle shape all came off and the scales are simply thin and flat contoured.

I'd really like to think about making one of these in full size at some point but that would take away from it a little. The concept was best described as "..all I know is that I wanted it fat, gorgeous, and bomb-proof" I think we have it.

Thanks for looking and take care.

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