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  1. Erin Burke

    Cutlass Bowie - Finishing the Heartache trio

    It's with a sigh of relief that I finally present this knife -- I call it a cutlass Bowie -- the last of the Heartache trio. This Bowie is the first of three, similarly themed, knives to be designed, but the last of them to be built. The smallest of these knives -- a little vest fighter in...
  2. Erin Burke

    Procession - W2 and Koa Clip-point Fighter

    This is a knife that I finished up last weekend. Some stats OAL: 12-3/4" Blade: 7-1/2" (tip-to-choil) of W2 with a significant distal taper Weight: 0.69lbs (313g) Fittings: mild steel w/ blued and hot-oiled grooves Handle: stabilized Koa from Mark Farley at BurlSource I almost never...
  3. Erin Burke

    Black Peppers - My first Liner-Locks

    I'm pleased to share a few photos of my first liner-lock folders. I've had this design sketched up in AutoCAD for several years, but it took me a while to gather up the courage to dive in. The design originates from one of my early fixed-blade projects, but was scaled down substantially. I...
  4. Erin Burke

    Narwhal Spike - Fluted Ringed Gidgee

    This project has been riding me for the last few months, but this years Knifedogs Choice Awards got me all fired up... so I decided to put on my big-boy pants and beat it into submission. I'm calling it a Narwhal Spike. I borrowed the "Narwhal" part from Adam DesRosiers' Narwhal Fighter, as it...
  5. Erin Burke

    Gidgee Mistake - Vest Bowie in Ringed Gidgee

    Good morning folks. This is little vest Bowie that I recently finished up. The handle is a beautiful chatoyant piece of stabilized Ringed Gidgee. The W2 blade shows an active hamon in the forced patina... not an easy trick. During construction, this piece of steel fought me at every...
  6. Erin Burke

    Aiel Fighter in Dark Desert Ironwood

    Good morning folks. This knife has been finished for several months, but it took me this long to build a sheath and take photos. I'm calling it an Aiel Fighter, because my wife talked me into reading some fantasy books, and now I'm a big nerd. The milled/radiused one-piece bolster/frame...
  7. Erin Burke

    Walnut Khukri and some Photography Experimentation

    Good morning y'all. I finished this knife up a couple weeks ago, but had been struggling to find time to take photos. Back in '04-'06, I was really into khukris, and spent a decent amount of time (and money) hanging around the Himalayan Imports sub-forum over on Bladeforums. In time, my...
  8. Erin Burke

    Erin Burke - Walnut Khukri

    Good morning y'all. I finished this knife up a couple weeks ago, but had been struggling to find time to take photos. Back in '04-'06, I was really into khukris, and spent a decent amount of time (and money) hanging around the Himalayan Imports sub-forum over on Bladeforums. In time, my...
  9. Erin Burke

    Dirk WIP w/ 1-piece Bolster/Frame

    This is a bit different profile than what I've been making lately... more dirk, less Bowie/fighter. I wanted to try something new, so will be trying a 1-piece bolster/frame. I'm guessing it might be entertaining to watch me struggle through that milling operation. :biggrin: PHOTO 1 First...
  10. Erin Burke

    Just Finished - Smallwood Kwaikens in 1095

    So I'm calling these "Smallwood Kwaikens", because there's a small piece of wood inset in each handle. It's not an especially creative name, I suppose... but I think it works. Some Stats: Length: 5-31/32" (so basically 6") Blade: 2-13/16" (Tip to choil), 0.153" thick in front of the wrap...
  11. Erin Burke

    One-Image WIP -- The Kydex Rivet Press

    I'm not sure whether this is expansive -- or detailed -- enough to be considered a really-real WIP... but this is what I did today after receiving my rivet dies in the mail from Tracy. CHEAP HARBOR FREIGHT ARBOR PRESS -----> KYDEX RIVET PRESS And THAT's what's up with that. Elapsed time ~30...
  12. Erin Burke

    Erin Burke Western Tanto in W2 & Karelian Birch

    SPF - Erin Burke Western Tanto in W2 & Karelian Birch This is a cool knife. You know you want it. :p The price for this one is SPF shipped within the US. Please contact me concerning shipping outside the US. Buyer is responsible for determining the legality of this knife within their state or...
  13. Erin Burke

    Western Tanto in W2 and Karelian Birch

    I'm calling this one a Western Tanto... the adjective "Western" giving me license to mangle and misuse a myriad of traditional Japanese terms. ;) Please feel free to let me know what you think. Erin
  14. Erin Burke

    Western Tanto in W2 and Karelian Birch

    It's been a crazy year... and this knife was a LONG time in the making. I'm calling this one a Western Tanto... the adjective "Western" giving me license to mangle and misuse a myriad of traditional Japanese terms. ;) Some Stats: Length: 13-7/8" Blade: 8-1/16" (Tip to choil), 0.093" thick at...
  15. Erin Burke

    WIPstagram - American Tanto progress

    Hi Dogs... I feel like I've been MIA from the shop and forums for a while. I hesitate to call this a WIP – it’s more just a collection of photos – and as of today, this knife still has a ways to go before I can call it finished. I’m hoping that starting this thread will provide incentive to...
  16. Erin Burke

    Erin Burke Recurve Fighter in Black G10

    SOLD - Erin Burke Recurve Fighter in Black G10 I wrapped this knife up the night before the Seattle Show. I'm calling it a Recurve Fighter... because is a recurve :9: and was designed with the thicker spine and substantial distal taper of a fighter. In fact, it was meant to be a more fightery...
  17. Erin Burke

    Recurve Fighter in G10

    I finished this one up on Friday night. We'll call it a Recurve Fighter. :3: This was meant to be a more fightery (that's a word right?) version of my PREVIOUS KNIFE. I went with a more ergonomic guard, and simplified the handle to allow for multiple grips. This was my first hidden-tang in...
  18. Erin Burke

    Photos from the 1st Annual Seattle International Knife Show

    This was the first knife show I attended... and it was definitely an eye-opener. I saw some fantastic work from a number of folks I wouldn't have expected... and conversely, I saw some surprisingly average work from a few big names. The room seemed fairly busy on Saturday... but everyone...
  19. Erin Burke

    WIP - Harpoon Bowie

    It's probably not fair to call this a Work In Progress (WIP) thread, as this knife was completed last year... but Lord knows I took enough pictures, so here we go. SKETCH My knives always start out as a pencil sketch… and my day job has me sitting at a desk for 10-hours stretches, providing...
  20. Erin Burke

    Erin Burke Harpoon Bowie in Desert Ironwood

    SOLD - Erin Burke Harpoon Bowie in Desert Ironwood Good morning Dogs. I'm calling it a Harpoon Bowie (because it feels like a Bowie)... though I suppose a more appropriate terminology would be a Harpoon Recurve Fighter. This knife has quite a presence, with a thickness of ~0.215" directly in...
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