Knives 16 and 17

Knives 16 and 17 are done.  They are pretty different examples of design.

Knives 16 and 17

Knife number 16 from the Michigan shop is a CPMS 35VN Imp.  It will ship out to the gentleman who owns Imp #1.  He sent #1 back for a sharpening/spa treatment.  It showed evidence of heavy use when I got it.  I’m always happy to see my knives being used.  For #16, he chose one of my favorite handle materials and I think it will make a very good brother to #1.

Knives 16 and 17, 16 being an imp.
Imp number 1 and Michigan made knife number 16 went to the same owner.

Knife Number 17

Knife number 17 is a custom.  It ended up being a very beautiful knife!

Number 17 was a beautiful knife.
Ver Steeg Blades Michigan made knife number 17.

The blade is made of 3/16″ thick CPMS 35VN hardened to 58 on the RC scale.  The blade is flat ground with a plungeless swedge.  The edge is convex ground.  It features a full tang design (skeletonized slightly to improve balance.)  The guard is nickle silver, which has been pinned with copper mosaic pins and soldered.  The handle is secured using epoxy and 2 corby bolts.  It also features a mosaic pin and lanyard hole.

Ver Steeg Blades number 17.
We only roll 20’s.

The handle scales are stabilized black ash burl.  Very pretty!

Knives number 16 and 17
Ergonomics dominate the handle design, as always.

Of course, extreme attention was paid to making the handle ergonomically correct.