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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:13:26 PM EST
Personally, I'm not that big of a knife fan, much more interested in guns. However, this thread over on BladeForums is unbelievable! I'm sure some of you have seen this before, but for those of you who have not, ust get ready to drool like you never have before!
It's 39 pages of glory!

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/612884-SharpByCoop-%E2%80%A2-Gallery-of-Handmade-Knives
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 7:18:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 7:26:15 PM EST
Every time I see a knife that I have to have, I go to the next page and see another....
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 7:29:00 PM EST
I think you mean "Beautiful Artwork".

I cold chisel old crosscut saws and make tools all day long. Knives are tools. This stuff is artwork.

And it is beautiful artwork.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 7:29:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By Schlange:


Link Posted: 11/18/2012 8:00:10 PM EST
holy shit
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 8:20:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 10:22:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By FridgeBrilliance:
I think you mean "Beautiful Artwork".

I cold chisel old crosscut saws and make tools all day long. Knives are tools. This stuff is artwork.

And it is beautiful artwork.


It can be both. I recently had Godrilla47 make me a custom knife and I told him that it is functional artwork. It is made to be used, but it is a piece of art too.
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 11:42:59 PM EST

I could go broke using that site to pick purchases!

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 8:57:18 AM EST
If I had that razor I would probably shave once with it just to say I've given myself a proper shave!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:20:02 AM EST
Omg
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:20:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:25:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:41:47 AM EST
The skill and creativity exhibited on that site is mind boggling!!!!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:50:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By grumpy-old-man:
The skill and creativity exhibited on that site is mind boggling!!!!

And here I thought guns were works of art!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:50:31 AM EST
Wow. never knew this stuff existed.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:57:08 AM EST


Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:59:14 AM EST
There are not many things that I'd ever consider being a "collector" of, I'm more of a practical "tool" sorta person
that feels if it can't be useful, than it's not wanted.

That said, I could REALLY be a collector of knives like those. Holy crap those guys are insane on that forum.
Most beautiful knives I've ever seen.

I think pocket knives are elegant, and show culture.

-ZA
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:00:10 AM EST
One of my custom folders with mammoth ivory scales and Norris Raindrop Damascus:







Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:06:41 AM EST

How many arms and legs did that cost you?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:11:51 AM EST
I had to stop going to BF. That website costs me more money than ARFcom by a long shot. I joined a few years ago and within a year I'd somehow acquired drawers full of beautiful knives that have cut nothing but air.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:40:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By Saladman:

How many arms and legs did that cost you?

Considering the materials and the workmanship - I think that I got away with no real damage. But then again - there are a lot of folks that cannot visualize spending more than a few hundred for a knife.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:43:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By DRich:
I had to stop going to BF. That website costs me more money than ARFcom by a long shot. I joined a few years ago and within a year I'd somehow acquired drawers full of beautiful knives that have cut nothing but air.


I have exactly one custom knife that a friend made me. It will sit in my safe until I die because it's to damn nice to actually use.

And that thread is a work of art. Both the knives and the photography

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:46:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By CWO:

Originally Posted By Saladman:

How many arms and legs did that cost you?

Considering the materials and the workmanship - I think that I got away with no real damage. But then again - there are a lot of folks that cannot visualize spending more than a few hundred for a knife.

I can fully appreciate these for what they are, unfortunately being a college student means if I'm going to make a big purchase it has to be functional. So I think I have a few years until I can purchase something like that. You don't need to spend a whole lot on knives to get a good high quality blade that will last a lifetime, however art is and always will be expensive.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:49:35 AM EST
Coop has done a lot of great photography for one of my favorite makers, Bruce Bump: Bruce Bump gallery
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:55:12 AM EST
I try to keep my stuff simple but functional. This one went to New York.







Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:02:55 AM EST
Most of the knife makers on that site are tier 1 guys that have been around for years or dead. I was into knives pretty heavy in the late 80's and 90's and recognize a lot of names.
I have a few customs but nothing like those.They are beautiful.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:12:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By DamascusKnifemaker:
I try to keep my stuff simple but functional. This one went to New York.


Really nice work!

This may be heresy but I like the look of damascus without the etch.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:38:38 AM EST
OMG! There's a knife with boobs!
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 12:00:14 PM EST
i have been wanting a Damascus blade knife for a while now, those are works of art.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:08:13 PM EST
Knife porn extraordinaire! My edc Emerson looks like a cheap slut now. Any idea how much they're asking for those "blades"?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:16:08 PM EST
Holy shit
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:21:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 4:21:58 PM EST by CWO]

Originally Posted By 15ladder:
Knife porn extraordinaire! My edc Emerson looks like a cheap slut now. Any idea how much they're asking for those "blades"?



Most of them are $2K minimum and well north of that. Some of the simpler, non-Damascus, no engraving folders may be 1.2K.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:27:20 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 4:54:45 PM EST
Finally, something I can fap to tonight.

Beautiful craftsmanship. I have a collection of cheap knives and never leave home without one but holy shit.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:01:48 PM EST
Some gorgeous work on those pages and I'm only on page 5.

Guess what I'm doing the rest of tonight
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:04:21 PM EST
Holly Shit Batman those knifes are amazing, would one use a knife like that or display only?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:07:56 PM EST
Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Originally Posted By FridgeBrilliance:
I think you mean "Beautiful Artwork".

I cold chisel old crosscut saws and make tools all day long. Knives are tools. This stuff is artwork.

And it is beautiful artwork.


No kidding.

I really wanted to learn to engrave... but most of these guys have spent a lifetime perfecting that incredible work.


There's a guy up in the North East named Winston Churchill, don't know if he's still alive, but you should look up his work.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:11:48 PM EST
Tag
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:12:26 PM EST
One of my favorite makers is Osborne. When I was a teenager I came into some money and bought one of his knives. I sold it some years later, wish I hadn't but developing then fighting an addiction puts possessions in perspective.

Daniel
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:13:03 PM EST
A few that I have,not expensive at all really.My Busse's were more.The Bailey was well under $300 and the necker was just over $100.You know what they say,It's only expensive if it's not worth it.





The bug has hit and I now have a forge,hammer and anvil and will soon have a proper belt grinder.Made my first knife that I will not sully this posting by showing but knives 2 and 3 are looking much better so far.


DamascusKnifemaker,that is truly beautiful.I think to make a really nice folder is a much more demanding and precise art than a fixed blade.Is that carbon fiber scales and mokume bolsters? I especially love that the grind follows the pattern in the steel,very very nice.Tell you what,I'll trade you my very first knife/shank for it.Someday when I am a Master Smith you can sell it and retire.I know i'm kinda shorting myself but hey,for a fellow Arfcommer I'll go the extra mile .
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:17:24 PM EST
Damascus is soooooo beautiful!!

That straight razor is the shit.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:19:54 PM EST
damn. so much awesome.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:29:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:
Damascus is soooooo beautiful!!

That straight razor is the shit.


Don Hanson III is one of the best in the business. His custom Damascus is stunning.

http://www.sunfishforge.com/hansondsgallery.html
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