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Sep 25th, 2012 at 10:27pm
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I was approached by a forum member to make him a hunting knife. He wanted it made in Damascus, so I got hold of some stainless damascus and got to work. I made the mosaic pins from aluminium and brass and the bolster from 304 stainless. The wood is African Leadwood. The sheath is my standard fitted and hand stitched leather that I supply with my hunting knives. The new owner will hopefully get to use it soon on a hunt - I am sure he will give us some feedback on how it works.





  
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Reply #1 - Sep 25th, 2012 at 10:48pm
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Wow that's a stunner! Don't think I'd have the heart to jam that into a carcass!
  

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Reply #2 - Sep 25th, 2012 at 11:29pm
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Yep...wow!
  

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I want one!!
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 6:56am
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I've had a close look at this knife in person and it is absolutely flawless.

Very nice work Ludwig.
  
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Reply #5 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 7:06am
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Love the look of Damascus! Wicked looking blade bud Cool
  
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Reply #6 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 7:08am
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Very nice job.
Have you thought of making rings?
  

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WOW that is stunning, almost too nice to use.
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 10:48am
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That's no knife!, it's a piece of hunter's or collector's jewelery. Work of art Ludwig. Shocked Cool
  

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Reply #9 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 6:09pm
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Thanks for the replies guys. I really enjoyed making this one.
ezdirect - yes I am planning a few rings, but I do not have a lathe, so it takes a while to get them right. I will post some pics when I get time to make one.
  
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Reply #10 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 6:20pm
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Its hard to believe but it actually looks better in real life than it does in the pictures. Needless to say, I'm rapt!!!!

I will take this opportunity to say that if you are considering having a custom knife made, you will find it impossible to go past Ludwigs mastery of the craft, and just as importantly, his customer service. If ever the phrase "under promised and over delivered" applied to anyone it would be Ludwig.

Depending how the rest of the week pans out I might get the opportunity to carve something up with it this weekend........if I can find something to shoot. Fingers crossed.



  

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Reply #11 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 8:16pm
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ProudKiwi wrote on Sep 26th, 2012 at 6:20pm:
Its hard to believe but it actually looks better in real life than it does in the pictures. Needless to say, I'm rapt!!!!

I am glad you like the knife - good luck on getting an animal - my knives are not meant to sit at home.



  
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Reply #12 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 8:49pm
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I am also the proud owner of a pair of Ludwigs.

Last year I also got a knife each for a couple of close mates for Xmas.

If you ever just have one knife, make it a Ludwig special.
  
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Reply #13 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 9:49pm
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Thanks for the recommendations guys.

Mr Swodem, I have made quite a few knives over the years, but you are the person (other than my father and wife) who ordered the highest amount of knives for a single person, thanks for the support!
  
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Reply #14 - Sep 26th, 2012 at 10:05pm
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After seeing yours I think mine look like I may as well be holding a sharpened rock! Sad I am throwing out my files and sandpaper and going back to knitting...thanks Embarrassed
  

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