Damascus knife with Tom Latane blade

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Darryl Ponder
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Damascus knife with Tom Latane blade

Unread post by Darryl Ponder » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:32 pm

Here are a few photos of a knife I finished under the guidance of Jim Moenck.

Some of the history of the knife:

Tom Latane went on a trip to Norway to study with Havard Bergland. While there, Tom completed many different edged tools, including several damascus knife blades. See this link for photos of his trip: http://www.spaco.org/latane/norwaytrip.pdf

Tom was very gracious and donated one of the damascus blades to the Guild for our Fall Conference auction. I purchased the blade as a gift for my youngest Son as a college graduation present. Jim Moenck then helped me turn this blade into a knife. Thank you Jim!

A couple of lessons were learned. While I have made some knives before, this was my first Norwegian style knife. I learned quickly that I should not have tried to learn a new style while working with an irreplaceable Latane/Bergland damascus blade and that I should not have tried a new style while working on a gift that one wants to turn out perfectly. Those two lessons were the only things that went quickly on this knife project!

Jim - I am normally not that slow!

Regards,

Darryl
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Jesse.gavin
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Re: Damascus knife with Tom Latane blade

Unread post by Jesse.gavin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:13 pm

Looks nice Darryl.

Jim Moenck
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Re: Damascus knife with Tom Latane blade

Unread post by Jim Moenck » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:13 pm

Darryl, that turned out real good. The next one won't take so long. Glad to help you out with it, and had a lot of fun doing it.

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