It took two years for Blade, Handle, Sheath and Stand to culminate
but it was well worth the effort.
This was the last Blade I forged before I received my JS stamp in 2012. I had been working on the design for quite some time. The exquisite piece of Redwood burl had been waiting in quite anticipation for this project, five years. I had forged and finished the Blade and guard. The handle had been puzzle fit and ready to be glued when I had to stop to build my five JS knives. I finished the knife after the Atlanta show and as inspiration goes, it took a while to finalize the design for the sheath and stand. I got everything finished in time and unveiled my “Ringed Fire Fighter” at the 2014 “Oregon knife collectors” show. It was a hit!
|Knife Themes:||“Fire” & “100”|
|The Blade:||I forged a flame lick pattern into the blade. It is 8 1/4 inches. It is light and fast.|
|The Handle:||Puzzle fit stabilized Redwood burl (flame) and Silvervine (smoke).|
|Spine:||Smoke and flames carved. “100” in the butt cap.|
|Guard:||100 year old wrought iron from a Seattle Navy Ship.|
|Sheath:||– Flames carved up sheath.|
|– Inlayed frog skin.|
|– Inset 100 yr. old token from Sheffield England.|
|– “100” on token face. Slide off belt loop carry option.|
|Stand:||– Flame shaped Redwood Burl.|
|– ancient Mammoth Ivory tip rest|