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Damascus blade & pommels --  micarta handle. 
This was my first knife.  I started out by making a full scale model in wood. The distinctive lines on the blade are from the high and low carbon steel.  The blade material is made from a bar of high carbon and a bar of low carbon steel heated and folded many times. After finishing, the blade is etched in ferric oxide to bring out the fold lines.  I made the sheath of nickel silver and leather. (I also made the pistol holster for 3-gun cowboy competitions).
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10/02/98