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Mokume Gane and Mammoth tooth “Toad”

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Mokume Gane and Mammoth tooth "Toad"This is a small fixed blade design that I call “Toad”.  I just finished it using the Mokume Gane that I made at the ABANA conference in Rapid City.  I used 40 layers of Copper, 20 layers of nickle silver, and 20 layers of Red brass.  The copper was put between every layer of the brass and nickel silver.  I think it turned out very striking. I ran it through a ladder pattern die to bring the layers to the surface.  The blade is what I call Teton damascus or a laddered W’s pattern.  The handle is Mammoth tooth and it is all put together with 0-80 tork head screws so I could finish the knife then take it apart and etch the hole knife so the damascus shows around the handle.  It also has dovetailed bolsters and a tapered tang.  Any questions or comments let me know.