I am experimenting with some new lights for taking photographs. I am still figuring out the best positioning and intensity of the lights. But here is a knife you might like. Along with Fairbairns I have a strong attraction to big knives, choppers and Bowies. This Bowie has about a 10+ inch blade and was made by a skilled maker named Matt Lamey. I have a very nice collection of Lamey's knives which I have performed some test cutting and training with. Matt uses micarta (like in this knife) or nicely figured woods for handles. One of the things that sets off Matt's knives are the beautiful clay tempered hamons he creates on the blades. This hamon is actually fairly plain compared to some he has done. Terrific artistry. Maybe I'll post more photos of his work later.
The following Bowie is one I commissioned of a student who learned from Matt Lamey. Charlie Edmundsen made this to my specifications. He said it was the first Damascus knife he forged this big. I'd say he did a sweet job. It was also the first fighting style guard he had ever forged. It and the ferrule are also damascus, and formed to perfection for blade trapping. This photo was taken with my old lighting.
I hate it when I am looking for one type of knife and get side tracked by another. That is what happened as I was looking on ebay for WW-2 knives and found this Kukri. The condition of its blade and the completeness of the scabbard are what attracted me. Seldom do you find an older Kukri in this condition for a good price. I was the only one to bid on this knife for some odd reason. I think bidders were scared off by the $25 shipping from England. On me sales page I warn buyers that it costs $25 to ship overseas anymore. Anyway it may not be WW-2 vintage but it is a beautiful example.
Whoever owned this Kukri really took good care of it and kept the blade clean of rust and the edge free of chips and dings. The maker cut the fullers pretty straight and crisp. All in all I think it is a lovely weapon. So I will sort out my other Kukri and find one to sell to help pay for this one.
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You can find out more about me on the "Stories" pages. My hobbies have included training in Japanese martial arts, including Kenjutsu, many forms of knife fighting, long range rifles and tactical firearms. I have written several self published books on muzzle-loading firearms, knife-fighting and textbooks on gas engines and compressors. I am working diligently on my 400+ page F-S book.