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Oregon Knife Show Display Award Knives
The display award knives are special awards
given for the best displays at the Oregon Knife Show.
The blade blanks were made from a pattern by Gene Martin.
The theme is paring knives. Paring knives can probably be found in every
home USA. As popular as they are it was decided that we would put to task
the knifemakers to come up with their own innovative ideas for this project.
The steel used is
O-1 and the blade is a paring knife pattern. Gene Martin is orchestrating this event and oversaw the
laser cutting of the blanks.
The displays that are generated at
the Oregon Show are museum quality displays and deserve the finest
of awards for their efforts.
It is planned to judge the knives
that are being donated to this event.
Jim Jordan - Junction
In Jim's own words: "The blade was triple
edge hardened in my version of Goddard's Goop. This was drawn back to a
spring temper for ease of sharpening. The engraving is free-form vine
style with black enamel fill hand engraved with a home made pneumatic
engraver tool. The scales are Snakewood with copper blind screw rivets."
Jim can be found in and around table M10 at the April Show.
This creative rendition includes a presentation box of
White Oak burl which has been ornately carved and bears a scrimshaw of a
bine all done by Bernard. The knife handle is stabilized redwood burl
and casted aluminite which makes a very colorful and ornate handle.
Bernard can be found at table K16 in April.
David Kurt Handmade Knives
David has executed a modification of the original
blank that is cleverly done. The paring knife has a black G-10 liner &
bolster with a snake wood handle and brass pins. The flats are a satin
finish. David Kurt can be found at table I07 at the April Show.
John "Slim" Coleman - Citrus Heights California
Desert Ironwood is the handle material with a white bolster. The nickel
silver pins that hold the handle are functional but moreso ornamental in
this rendition of the paring knife display award. John can be found at the Oregon
Show at table J16.