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Old 05-08-2016, 02:39 PM
Barry Lee Hands Barry Lee Hands is offline
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Location: Bigfork MT
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SR Johnson Big Bear engraved by Barry Lee Hands for Carlos Lopez

Many years ago, Steve Lindsay hooked me up with S R Johnson working on a knife for David Darom.
That has led to a series of colabs between SRJ and I including our most recent and spectacular for Carl Lopez.
Below is a series of pics showing some of the design work and execution of the installation of the gold and diamonds.
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The finished knife:

The original layout, with the main line of flow through the center:

More detail added:

Cutting the Layout on the soft blade:

First side cavities complete:

Second side cavities complete:

The piece is sent to heat treat and returns. The next step is the pearl.
Filing the pearl flush:

Sanding the pearl:

The pearl is ready:

All the best,
Barry Lee Hands
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