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#7311364 - 01/14/13 Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally  
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Model: 4" Denali


A few months ago I started a WIP thread on a folder I was building for Mr. Grahn. I apologize for abandoning that project. Far to time consuming, time that I just did not have. I still managed to complete the knife. This is a debt that I will be glad to have paid.

Specs:
Blade: My 17 x 24 layer laddered "W's" Damascus, 1095 & 15n20 steel
Frame: .070 6AL4V titanium anodized steel blue
Scales: Creme Mammoth Ivory with thin black liners
Bolsters: Chad Nichols explosion damascus, 1095 and pure nickel, Heat blued
Back Bar: file worked saw blade steel, Heat blued to a burgandy color
Pocket clip: Chad Nichols Moku-Ti damascus

Thumb stud is 416 SS inlaid with ivory, knife is fileworked throughout.

Concealed lockbar and pivot

Open: 9 1/4"
Closed: 5 5/16"

I hope you enjoy the photos. Thanks for looking

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#7311379 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: winstonknives]  
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WOW!!!!!
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#7311514 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: winstonknives]  
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WOW is right!

That's really impressive David. Your attention to detail is spectacular. That's a real piece of work! The small things you've done to make that knife so special are...well, special!


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#7311776 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: michiganroadkill]  
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+1

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Stunning!


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Outstanding!

#7312060 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: AB2506]  
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A true "Master's Piece."

#7312065 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: fshaw]  
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Outstanding. Bet this wont turn into unclaimed freight !!!!


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#7312160 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: aablades]  
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Outstanding!!

#7312284 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: winstonknives]  
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Mr Winston wrote,
"I hope you enjoy the photos. Thanks for looking"

and we all, without a doubt, would say thank you for posting this inspiration to all knifemakers everywhere who have benchmarks like this to aim for.


Von Gruff.

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Bravo

#7312523 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: VonGruff]  
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Fantastic work as usual!


Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
#7312624 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: TheDude]  
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I'll take it!!!!! grin

That is stunning. Just awesome.

#7312636 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: JCMCUBIC]  
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that baby took hundreds of hours i reakon---cranky72

#7312746 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: cranky72]  
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Holy Chit!


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#7312789 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: ironeagle_84]  
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looks just about perfect to me smile


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#7313215 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: Mannlicher]  
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That knife is completely stunning. What a piece of art!

Larry

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That knife will be a family heirloom for sure. Really something to be proud of.


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#7314227 - 01/14/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: Oregonmuley]  
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That is absolutely one amazing piece of work/art!!

Looking for any trades? wink

#7316009 - 01/15/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: remfak]  
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I can easily see how that effort consumed your time.....stunning craftsmanship!

#7316158 - 01/15/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: VernAK]  
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WOW!! that is a fantastic knife.I can only imagine how much work went into that but Time well spent.

Steve


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#7320676 - 01/16/13 Re: Ossian Grahn's Folder........Finally [Re: SteveRandall]  
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How does this compare to the original? Took me a while, but all of a sudden, it clicked!

Larry

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