My friend Ariovaldo Lopes has another of his Sorocabana style knives – the typical knife from my region – availabile for sale. This piece has a blade of about 32c ( counting the “enterço”, wich is the area where blade and handle are joined as it is traditional on these knives), traditional two part onstruction in damascus steel (two disticnt patterns)and handle made of slabs of horn and caviúna wood with a stainless spacer. Its sheath is also made by Ari in a tradictional pattern.
This knife is availabile for US$ 770.00, plus shipping.
This model is getting more and more popular due to its versatility and it is perfect to make a pair with a large blade.
This is my damascus steel creation number 149 and it has a 6″ blade and bocote handle.
It is availabile for immediate purchase for US$ 310.00, plus US$ 19.50 for worldwide shipping.
I think I haven´t made a pendant like this in about two years. The wood is tamboti – chosen for its perfume – and cut from the top to take advantage of the contrast between the two colors and the “door” (“porta” menas “door” in Portuguese) is heat colored titanium with tungsten carbide applied to its edges. I liked the result a lot and maybe I make a few more with the same theme.
I was working on this blade when I got a nice block of thuya burl and thught they would make a great combination – and it seems like they did!
This gyuto has a 25cm blade and is my damascus piece number 148.
Availabile for immediate delivery for US$ 710.00, plus US$ 19.50 for worldwide shipping.
Another petty with a 15cm damascus steel blade and tamarind handle going to a pro – in Rio this time. Is it just me or it always seems like there is something written on this wood?
Here is a project that I have been thinking about for some time (read some years) now: using the same design of my competition style chopper with a lighter (3mm thick) blade and the result was great – two very efficient and well balanced knives.
These are made with 1070 steel and have respectivelly 24cm and 19cm long blades and have tough freijó wood handles. Both will have leather sheathes.
They are availabile for immediate purchase for US$ 180.00 and US$ 150.00, respectivelly, plus US$ 19.50 for worldwide shipping.
This is my damascus steel creation number 140, a little pocket fixed blade with beautiful amboyna burl handle slabs. This knife will have a slim leather pocket sheath.