Thursday, July 14, 2011

Star Blade - Handmade Fixed Blade Knife

The Star Blade . One of my latest completed art knives . Named for the tessellating pattern on the handles .With the intention of creating a durable gripping surface I set out using chasing tools to form a star pattern on the stainless steel handle scales .As you may expect this was not an easy undertaking.  by doing so I achieve the result of toughness by work hardening the stainless.  In the bolster areas I engraved some vine scroll embellishments , this time prior to heat treatment for effect .
A fun project that I intend to improve on in the future.


Star blade dimensions

Overall length : 5 7/8”
Blade : 2 ¼” long  5/32” wide L6 steel
Handles: 304 stainless steel
Inset :14k gold
Weight : 58 Grams

Hand made sole authorship knife.
Copyright Ray oak Hyder 2011 all rights reserved.