You know all that special wood you keep around for a rainy day? Well it’s raining really hard (So to speak) so now is the perfect time.
The handle is figured black walnut and spalted maple with mahogany pins. The blade is highly figured big leaf maple, which i got from Kimball Hardwoods. I think the effect is vaguely Damascus-like, and I think it turned out really nicely. Check out the video to see how the patterns swim and shimmer as you change angles.
This is a part of my series of knives and swords, lots of the techniques are discussed in my other posts about them:
It’s hard to see but there is an edge to it, I tapered it down a bit. It isn’t sharp by any stretch, but it’s definitely there. It lends a feeling of some authenticity to it in person, it’s immediately noticeable in hand.