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This is a Knife Set I have made for my Eldest Son, who is a very keen cook.
These are Woodcraft Zhen Damascus Steel Knife Blanks - 67 Layers or folds of Steel.
Steel is made in Japan, then Shaped, and Sharpened in China.
I used Cocobolo Scales for the Knife Handles, and Eucalyptus robusta AKA Swamp Mahogany, for the Sharpening Steel Handle.

If I was to ever make another one, which I doubt, I wouldn't use Cocobolo, as some pieces were quite hard and other were extremely soft, which apart from making the sanding difficult, the sanding Dust of which there was plenty, started to irritate my wrists and the back of my hands. I will now Keep a Wide Berth from Cocobolo.

The Knife Stand Block, is Eucalyptus robusta AKA Swamp Mahogany.

All Finished, with Minwax Wipe on Poly High Gloss.
All comments welcome.
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Brilliant work Brian.
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Superb work Brian.

That will be a wonderful keepsake.

Thank you for sharing.
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Thank you Cody, I appreciate your Comments.
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Superb work Brian.

That will be a wonderful keepsake.

Thank you for sharing.
I Greatly Appreciate your Kind Remarks Mark,

My Sons Initials are GMH, Mine are BMH, so I wrote on the Bottom of the Block, before I gave it the Coats of Minwax

"BMH 4 GMH"
"2017"

So hopefully it may end up with any one of his 3 Children and I may have started an Heirloom.
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Exquisite craftsmanship on the block and handles Brian!
Definitely an heirloom piece that will be around for many generations.
If you had any photos of making them, they should be passed along as well.
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Very, very nice work Brian. Your son will be so happy and proud! I'm with Charlie and would love to see more pictures if you have any.
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Awesome work. Those are beautiful. Your son will be very happy.
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