jeremy spake (@jspake) — please pardon our progress. currently remodeling. [portland, or]
here is a damascus blade in the state i like it to be right before i begin hand sanding. i do my rough bevel grinding prior to heat treating, but leave the tip fat, which helps keep the blade straight during the oil quench. i retouch the bevels and grind in the tip post-hardening with 60 grit and 120 grit ceramic belts, then go to the disc grinder at 100 grit and make sure those tricky bevels are actually flat. then i go back over to the belt grinder with an A100 gator belt and get a continuous scratch pattern on the bevels and do the final cutting in on the plunges. now i’m ready for a bit of elbow grease! • #knifemaking#blacksmithing#bladesmithing#customknife#forged#patternweldedsteel#damascussteel#damascusknife#handmade#workinprogress#americanbladesmithsociety#madeinoregon#northwestknifemaker
i just want to take a moment to express my gratitude to every one of my friends and followers for the custom and support you have extended to me this year. it has been a challenging one. so many of you have been there for me in so many different ways, and i don’t take it for granted. i am perhaps most grateful for the incredible community of craftsmen (and women!), patrons, friends, and cohorts that we find here on instagram. what a peculiar and amazing corner of the internet we have built. wherever you are, thank you so much for the friendship! • also, i love my dog.
here is another little knife that i’ve just completed. this one is available for (SOLD) within the states. let me know and i’ll put your name on it. she’s a slender little beauty. 2nd pic shows hand for scale and size reference. this will be a great paring knife, or even a little desk-side companion. AEB-L blade with chocolate and caramel scales of african blackwood and natural micarta. thanks for watching!
MAIL CALL *** I DID NOT MAKE THIS!!! • wow, you guys check out this beautiful x-rhea style blacksmith knife and sheath i just received from jim sowers aka @makestuffwithyourhands! what a cool piece! i’m so happy to have this in my meager collection. and how about this sheath! i love how the curve of the handle fits so well against the curve of the sheath. thanks jim, something tasty is headed your way very soon!