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  1. Mark Knapp

    Here's some I've been working on for a little while

    It's be a little while yet before the extra ones are ready for sale but they will be available on my web site and in my store. Thanks for asking.
  2. Mark Knapp

    Here's some I've been working on for a little while

    Yeah, that's with all the other stuff I do around here. Part of it was supply chain issues, you could boil it down to one year without the Covid issues.
  3. Mark Knapp

    Here's some I've been working on for a little while

    I almost always buy my mokume although, I have made it. I almost always make my own damascus but on this order, I bought it made since it is such a big run. When I make my own mokume I heat it in the forge till it just starts "flashing" then I squish it.
  4. Mark Knapp

    Here's some I've been working on for a little while

    They have it in a few different configurations, and, they will special order any size you like. Just give them a call.
  5. Mark Knapp

    Here's some I've been working on for a little while

    I don't mind you asking at all. I had an order for fifty, for the one customer. Since I was making the fifty for him, I decided to make more to sell to individuals, to take advantage of economy of scale. I decided to make 40 in mokume and 50 with damascus frames. I started working on them two...
  6. Mark Knapp

    Here's some I've been working on for a little while

    No, the mokume frames and the blades were etched together in an un-assembled state. All of the bearing surfaces like pin hols, screw threads and bushing surfaces were masked first, with finger nail polish. There's a lot of stuff in there that you don't want to etch. Then you need to get all of...
  7. Mark Knapp

    Here's some I've been working on for a little while

    I bought the mokume through Jantz supply. It's three color, brass, nickle silver and copper. I etched the mokume to give it some contour. When you etch the mokume with the damascus in there with it, some of the copper transfers to the damascus. It's pretty cool. Thanks everyone for the comments.
  8. Mark Knapp

    Here's some I've been working on for a little while

    Push button autos, with mokume frames and hard wood burl inlays, damascus by Alabama Damascus, abalone buttons. One customer ordered 50.
  9. Mark Knapp

    Pequenos

    Nice.
  10. Mark Knapp

    More Money Than Sense.

    More power to the maker and the buyer. A rising tide lifts all boats. Anybody that thinks there was any practical reason to make or buy this knife is missing the point completely. It's for arts sake, practicality has nothing to do with it. Any commodity is worth exactly what someone is willing...
  11. Mark Knapp

    Multi-part handle

    Gluing multi-part handles together all at once is a hassle and prone to screw-ups. Here's what I do. Stack all the spacers, glue them together with thin CA glue. Then glue them to the end of one of your big handle scales, with excess all around, no need to line anything up. After the glue...
  12. Mark Knapp

    Bladeshow 2021

    Great show, great turn out. People were spending money. I spent some too.
  13. Mark Knapp

    Bladeshow 2021

    See you there. Heading there right now.
  14. Mark Knapp

    Bladeshow 2021

    We'll be there. 16O
  15. Mark Knapp

    Milling the Primary Angle?

    I do it on my production knives, in the CNC mill. On my one-offs, it's all by hand. For a one-off, I can have the bevels ground on the 2 X 72 faster than it would take to set up the milling machine. The nice thing about all this stuff is, you can find what works best for you and do that.
  16. Mark Knapp

    Hope this isn't a dumb question!

    It's not a dumb question.:)
  17. Mark Knapp

    Completely Shocked

    Congrats and well deserved.
  18. Mark Knapp

    Big surprise today

    Well done.
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