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Old 06-29-2017, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default The Ferrari Knife.....La Ferrari

This was great fun and a treat to work on so I just thought I'd share a small bit of the journey to what led to the La Ferrari knife and sheath…..following is the result of what began as a brainstorming session with a good friend to present his colleague with a unique gift. The idea was to bring to life the essence of Ferrari’s Supercar, the La Ferrari and Its’ distinct features into a handmade knife design. As the gift is presented to it's recipient, I might be freed up to share a little more...

It began with initial drawings that included the curves and racing stripes as well as colors, distinct Cavallino Rampante (horse) and carbon fiber highlights the Ferrari is recognized for.

1) Initial drawings...
2) Next came the design of the handle scales and grinding the profile of the blade....
3) carbon fiber scales
4)...embedding tire caps from Ferrari wheels into the handle itself!...
5) Final touches and sheath...

Next came the edge grinding and sharpening to make sure the Ferrari Knife not only looked good but was shaving sharp....
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:40 PM   #2
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Beautiful work.
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:45 PM   #3
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Now that is sexy....
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:46 PM   #4
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That is a thing of beauty for sure! Well done!
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:52 PM   #5
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That is a thing of beauty for sure! Well done!
Thanks all...pics of the car it's modeled after are below and to say it's crazy fast is an extreme under exageration! I had the thrill of feeling the excelleration and making turns at speeds I still laugh about....funny, to say the least...
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:20 PM   #6
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Very nice wt
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:24 PM   #7
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Awesome build bro, bet you had fun doing it.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:39 PM   #8
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:39 PM   #9
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Beautiful all the way around!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:23 PM   #10
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Great!
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:50 PM   #11
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That is a really great job!!
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:06 PM   #12
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Amazing job sir
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:44 PM   #13
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Thank you men, it was a blast and still a little giddy about it - juvenile, I know!
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:06 PM   #14
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Wow! What an awesome knife.
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:08 PM   #15
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Not my style, but DANG good work and killer attention to detail! My son would give a few toes for this knife!
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:51 PM   #16
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Superb design

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Old 06-29-2017, 06:33 PM   #17
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:34 PM   #18
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Amazing job sir
Thank you sir and all others if I missed your note, appreciate the compliments!
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:18 PM   #19
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Beautiful! Do I dare ask how you create the Damascus blade after the knife is shaped? I thought it was part of the forging process....I know very little about it though. Great job.


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Old 06-29-2017, 07:30 PM   #20
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That is awesome
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:33 PM   #21
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Beautiful! Do I dare ask how you create the Damascus blade after the knife is shaped? I thought it was part of the forging process....I know very little about it though. Great job.


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I'm sorry but I don't think I understand your question. The steel is forge welded Damascus. You don't create the Damascus after a blade is shaped. That is what it is before the blade is shaped or ground.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:18 PM   #22
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I'm sorry but I don't think I understand your question. The steel is forge welded Damascus. You don't create the Damascus after a blade is shaped. That is what it is before the blade is shaped or ground.


In one of the first pics of the unfinished knife, the blade doesn't appear to have the Damascus properties. The pic of the finished knife obviously does. I was just wondering how you accomplished that?


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Old 06-29-2017, 08:20 PM   #23
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In one of the first pics of the unfinished knife, the blade doesn't appear to have the Damascus properties. The pic of the finished knife obviously does. I was just wondering how you accomplished that?


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10-4. I etch in etchant and it darkens the higher carbon layers. Sorry I misunderstood the question.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:09 PM   #24
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Beautiful knife !!!!
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:12 PM   #25
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Oh my goodness.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:32 PM   #26
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Very nice.
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Old 06-30-2017, 06:43 AM   #27
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Amazing work, Brian!
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:32 AM   #28
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Not my style, but DANG good work and killer attention to detail! My son would give a few toes for this knife!
Now now, we wouldn't want that! I've nearly lost a few making these boogers in the past but that's how you learn to leave the flip flops on the beach and not in the shop!

Thanks all for sharing the fun!
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Old 06-30-2017, 09:46 AM   #29
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Awesome work!
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:49 PM   #30
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Dang that's freakin sweet!!!
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:39 PM   #31
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Man that took some imagination and a lot of skill to pull off!

Great job, striking knife and really really good craftsmanship.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:26 PM   #32
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That is SWEET! That's a level of awesome I dream of accomplishing with my knives and sheaths.
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Old 06-30-2017, 04:38 PM   #33
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Very nice!
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:02 PM   #34
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Very nice!
Thank you guys, that's encouraging!! Looking forward to finding time to draw up the next project.
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:35 PM   #35
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Returned all pm's - anyone who would like a nice sheath made for their knife can feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to talk through what you'd like!
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:58 PM   #36
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Well not bad for someone just playing around!!
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:24 AM   #37
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