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William Henry Rainforest Knife

Creating Side A of the William Henry Rainforest Knife Here’s the drawing of my design. The folks at William Henry Studios wanted something with a rainforest theme. Unfortunately for them, my background as a microbiologist keeps creeping out, so a lot … Continue reading

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Engraving William Henry Koi and Waves Bolster Knife Scales

William Henry B12 Koi and Waves Knife Work-in-ProgressTutorial The images above are of the finished knife, and courtesy of the good folks at http://www.williamhenry.com. A new project – a Japanese-style Koi and Waves for the good folks at William Henry Knives. … Continue reading

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William Henry Dragonfly Bolster Knife Scales

William Henry Dragonfly Bolster Knife Scales Work-in-Progress The images above are of the finished knife, and courtesy of the good folks at http://www.williamhenry.com.  Starting on a William Henry knife scale with dragonfly theme – this is the back end bolster. Here, … Continue reading

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William Henry Steampunk Viperfish – Side B, Part 2

Finished the sculpting today! Here’s a before and after of the squid-thing. Lastly will be detailing with rivets and panels, then stippling the background (ugh!) Big push on finishing the background stippling today. Here, I’ve been working around the edges … Continue reading

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William Henry Steampunk Viperfish – Side B, Part 1

Well, I’m baaaack! With the unmasking of Side B of the Steampunk Viperfish. At the top is THE PLAN, the center has the design transferred to the steel knife scale, and the bottom has had all of the major lines … Continue reading

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William Henry Steampunk Viperfish – Side A

Starting a new project – a pair of steampunk knife scales for William Henry Knives. Follow along with me as I progress, it’s nice to have company! I’ve cut all of the major lines, and next I’ll start on the … Continue reading

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Finished

Above, I’ve completed the gold inlay, and cut the details in the antennae.  This image is before the final patina. Above are detail shots of the more important elements. And overall views of the final pieces. Thanks for looking!

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 12

Above, I’ve been adding inlaid gold to the centipede legs.  The leg at the left is finished, and I’ve just used a brass punch to set the gold in the right leg. Above, you can still see a little waste … Continue reading

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 10

Above, I’ve completed most of the bark, save for a small area where I might place a tiny spider – I’ll look at it while in front of the TV tonight, and decide if it is an enhancement, or just … Continue reading

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 9

Today is all about sculpting and detailing the centipede.  More work with a flat graver, followed sculpting with a small flat faced punch (with a slightly radius on the face).  Above, you can see the results of about two hours … Continue reading

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