Highly figured Desert Iron Wood

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MikeL

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The blade is 1095 carbon steel. The dark line is where the steel was differentially heat treated (called a Hamon). Below the line to the cutting edge the steel is harder.
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Very impressive and the handle is some exceptionally beautiful ironwood. . Congratulations on your workmanship !!!!!

How did you engrave your name on the blade ? ... laser or ?
 
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MikeL

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Thanks for all the comments.

Very impressive and the handle is some exceptionally beautiful ironwood. . Congratulations on your workmanship !!!!!

How did you engrave your name on the blade ? ... laser or ?

The makers mark was put in with a process called electro-chemical etching. It uses a stencil, some mild chemicals, and electrical current.

Mike
 

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The grain in the desert ironwood is awesome and the hamon complements the grain pattern. Nice clean lines and I like the plungeless swedge. Top notch!
 
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