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Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by scottishsmith24, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. scottishsmith24


    Sep 4, 2012
    I thought I might share a recent collaboration I did with Matthew Berry. If you are unfamiliar with his work he makes absolutely wonderful European swords and other historical blades. Matt and I wanted to do something that was totally outside of either of our wheel houses and I think it came together beautifully.

    I was responsible for the blade with a tight Turkish twist damascus, Matt did the the all of the bronze work and gem setting, and I did the final shaping and finishing on the fossil ivory handle.

    What do you think?


  2. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
  3. seanj


    Mar 1, 2010
    Gorgeous work!
  4. herdbull

    herdbull Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2018
  5. Ladams19

    Ladams19 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 7, 2015
    That looks like a museum piece. That is phenomenal.
    Mongo likes this.
  6. ziemo


    Dec 9, 2011
    Masterpiece !
  7. Scott Hanson

    Scott Hanson KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 6, 2014
    Stunning knife! That ivory is gorgeous.
  8. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Really impressive work.


    R APPLEBY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 11, 2003
    Excellent work all around
  10. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    All the components are fabulous! The bronze work, the ivory, the damascus! Well done!
  11. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    What do I think? The above post pretty much sums it all! Incredible!
  12. SharpByCoop

    SharpByCoop Enjoying the discussions Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 8, 2001
    Matt was a super person to be introduced to, and as soon as he drew this out of the case I was taken aback.

    It was much more prominent than I'd expected from a 'local' maker. SO COOL!

    You did good. That steel needs a REALLY close up shot to show how magnificent and fine the layers are. It's real.


    Thanks Robert!
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2019
  13. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    lots of details there ! :)
  14. scottishsmith24


    Sep 4, 2012
    Thank you everyone for your kind responses and thanks Jim for posting that close up it really helps show the pattern. I wanted the knife to almost present like wootz from a distance but that can make it harder to read the details of the pattern too, so your close up helps a lot.
  15. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Fantastic... :)
  16. Dago Red

    Dago Red Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2008
    Any chance of seeing it in hand? It’s beautiful and looks like blade angle in hand would be very comfortable

  17. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Very special piece!
  18. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2017
    Wow next level stuff!!
  19. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Piece of Art....Beautiful !!!
  20. Murray White

    Murray White Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 1999
    Absolutely gorgeous piece. Every component is stunning. Fits my idea of a great piece to add to any collection.

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