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Topic: Astounding tools...
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Aug 28, 2006 10:19AM)
I posted this link on my daily blog today BUT the blog site seems to be down at the server so for all you crftsmen/women out there take a look at the results of the application of ultimate skill and ability...truly works of art and the creation of a tool that defies physics...
http://www.shivakicustomknives.com/
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Aug 28, 2006 12:00PM)
You wouldn't want to use this for Cut and Restored Rope in a kids' show, huh?

;)

Amos McCormick
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Aug 28, 2006 09:42PM)
But think how fast you could carve "Card from Bar of Soap"! Or Cross tie!

Bob
Message: Posted by: Leland Stone (Aug 31, 2006 06:00PM)
Supposedly the Damascus steel seen in the photos (the Japanese call it otherwise, but it is produced using the same method -- repeated folding and hammer-welding together of low- and high-carbon steels, sometimes alternated with other metals added for appearance &c.) is that which so perplexed Richard the Lionhearted during the Crusades. A Saracen took his scimitar and sliced a silk as it wafted upon the breeze. "How can that be cut which has no substance?" Richard is reported to have incredulously asked. A blade such as one of these is the answer.

Of course, Saracen blades were also rumoured to have been tempered in the living bellies of exceedingly unfortunate slaves, a practise one hopes has since subsided.

Leland
Message: Posted by: tropicalpenguin (Sep 1, 2006 11:53AM)
That, my friends is one very, very expensive knife.

runs either $1250.00 for "clay tempered"
or
$3800.00 for "Samurai Steel"
Message: Posted by: The Magic Ref (Sep 13, 2006 07:06PM)
Wow that is Awesome!