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Massive picture post: whole lotta forged blades

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Storm Crow, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Storm Crow

    Storm Crow KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 12, 2006
    It's been a very busy last several months, and while I have produced a good number of blades, I haven't been as active online to post them. So here's most of them from recent months. :D

    Everything is 80CrV2 steel, with various combinations of paracord and hemp wrapped handles, and Boltaron sheaths except for the two retina-searing colors, which are Kydex.

    In vague order from November to February:

    This chopper was forged very close to the final shape. Minimal stock removal on the bevels.

    [​IMG]chopper by James Helm, on Flickr

    A rare foldover sheath:

    [​IMG]js01 by James Helm, on Flickr

    My eyes!

    [​IMG]orange by James Helm, on Flickr

    Not the same tan tanto as above.

    [​IMG]tanto02 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]knife01 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]knife02 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]knife03 by James Helm, on Flickr

    A very rare kiridashi.

    [​IMG]knife04 by James Helm, on Flickr

    O tanto with a 13 1/2" blade and wakizashi with a 15 3/4" blade. The waki was a commission from a Green Beret.

    [​IMG]knife06 by James Helm, on Flickr

    This 9" recurve was finished just in time to be a Christmas gift.

    [​IMG]knife05 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]tantos01 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bushswords02 by James Helm, on Flickr

    Did a number of ginuntings, have more in the future.

    [​IMG]bushswords03 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bushswords04 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]bushswords05 by James Helm, on Flickr

    My eyes!

    [​IMG]knives01 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]knives03 by James Helm, on Flickr

    [​IMG]knives04 by James Helm, on Flickr

    Hey, look, a midtech Little Rok with CNC machined bevels! Slowly making progress. :D

    [​IMG]midtech02 by James Helm, on Flickr
     
  2. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    That's a whole lot of forged Helm goodness. :D:thumbsup:
     
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  3. i4Marc

    i4Marc

    Oct 19, 2011
    Good stuff!
     
  4. john april

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

    Feb 27, 2006
    nice bunch of stuff ! you excel at wrapping paracord handles.
     
  5. Sled

    Sled Gold Member Gold Member

    879
    Apr 22, 2008
    Love those Tanto's and the Bush swords.
     
  6. Frozen Bear Trading

    Frozen Bear Trading KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    248
    Feb 22, 2019
    Bravo. I hope to get to your level some day
     
  7. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2017
    You didn't post a pic of mine I thought I was special.lol great work love the japan inspired tanto!!!!
     
  8. Camber

    Camber

    Jul 13, 2011
    As always, great work James. Can't wait for the day when I can get a piece of yours again.
     
  9. Storm Crow

    Storm Crow KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 12, 2006
    Thanks, guys!

    The Shatz - It's entirely possible I missed one. Post a pic, please. :)

    Camber - Just let me know when you're ready.
     
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  10. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    there are some pretty appealing blades in this thread
     
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