Davis Bros. Custom Collectible Hand Made Nostalgia #83 Wood Carving Detail Knife


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Hello friends, This knife is "Nostalgia #83" and has a straight edge and a straight spine tapering towards an angled tip, for a classic shape.  It is towards the medium range of this series at 2 7/16", large enough for hard work, but also great for details. The angularity of the handle complements the angled blade for a harmonious overall effect. It is a special laminated Tiger Maple and Walnut design for a truly distinctive look.  It is a new Davis Brothers handmade knife, part of a limited new series started after a little nostalgia hit me over the New Year holiday. When making our first knives, about 40 years ago, my brother and I used whatever good steel we could get our hands on. Some of our finest resulted from old saw blades, which are high carbon, and hold an edge exceptionally well (think of a saw being used for hours or days between sharpenings). The handles were made from salvaged wood from many sources, but always unusual or unique in character. This is a new limited edition of knives. No two will ever be exactly alike and they are numbered sequentially. They will all be made from superior materials. It is unlikely that many will be made, so grab one when you can! This knife was hand made by a carver, for carvers, right here on the Pacific Northwest Coast.  Davis Bros., well known for high quality hand forged NW Coast style woodcarving tools, is making a limited number of some favorites. 
AUCTION DETAILS: I make 5-7 knives each week and put them up for auction on Saturday evening starting at 5:00 PM. Pacific time. The auctions are staggered, with one every 10 minutes, to allow customers to view each one in sequence. The previous week's auctions are ending at the same time, with 10 minutes between to allow last minute bidding on each one. In addition to the auctions, each knife has a "Buy It Now" price to allow immediate purchase. The "Buy It Now" option ends for each knife when a bid is placed on it. WORKMANSHIP:  Each knife is unique and hand crafted, with no automated processes used in the more than 30 machining, forging and woodworking tasks for each one.  Some very fine tool marks may be visible on the knives. I do not attain absolute machine-like perfection, but strive to combine art, beauty and utility.  The look and feel of this tool when held is beautiful, smooth, and inspires the work at hand.  BLADE: It was made using high quality saw steel from a crosscut logging saw over 100 years old. This saw was used in logging in the Pacific Northwest around the turn of the 20th century. The saw was broken when a tree fell on it in a storm, so I am cutting it up for knives. The blade was cut out, ground to shape then forged, refined and hardened.  It was then tempered to keep a durable, keen edge and is extremely sharp. The blade is  2 7/16" long, and tapers  from 9/16" to the tip. The cutting edge is straight over it'slength, and straight along the spine, tapering towards the angled tip
Although this is a robust blade the spine has a taper towards the front that enables finer work, and it will come in handy for larger details. This steel had an aged patina which was left intact along the spine, as visible in the photos.  HANDLE: For many years we have have saved aside wood with special character and can offer unusual, beautiful and unique handles. This one is Spalted Holly from a tree that grew in a friend's yard. It lay on the ground just long enough to develop striking spalted dark patterns while retaining it's hardness and strength, for a truly outstanding look.  Holly is tough and hard combined with beauty, and takes a velvety finish.  This shape is robust, yet comfortable, allowing plenty of force to be used while still maintaining control. It is finished with hand rubbed natural Shellac and Carnauba Wax.
CONSTRUCTION:  This knife is 8 7/8" overall, with a 2 7/16" long blade that is 9/16" wide before tapering to an angled point.  The cutting edge is straight. The spine is straight and tapers towards the angled tip. The blade is set with epoxy and further secured with a traditional seine twine wrap, saturated with Cyanoacrylate for strength.  CARVING CHARACTERISTICS: I have used blades similar to this since I started carving; almost 40 years ago now. This one is made for creation and roughing out of carvings, cleanup and detail work, as well as general carving and hobby use. The straight edge is superior in making even cuts, like those for notching, joint work, planing, etc. It This slim design excels at the finer work on carvings of all types. The blade has plenty of strength for these tasks, but should not be used for prying. Please take care to preserve the fine tip. For best performance, when sharpening this tool both sides should be sharpened. 
SAFETY FIRST! : This blade is extremely sharp. Always be aware of where  you are cutting, and do not put hands, fingers or other parts of your body in the path of the blade.  Always wear a cut-resistant carving glove on the hand not holding the knife.  And please keep this knife safely away from children.    SHIPPING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE: I charge only what the Postal Service fee is on an average shipment for that weight, with no additional handling fees. I have several auctions running each week, and will gladly combine shipping to save you money. Wait for the combined invoice if you have multiple purchases/wins. 
I offer a 30 day return policy and will personally work to resolve any issues.  I strive for Quality and Customer Satisfaction. 

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