Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Small Batch

As usual, I ran out of light for pictures. Here's the latest batch of damascus goodies.
Top: Herringbone Hammerhead
2nd: Razorwire Hammerhead
3rd: Basketweave Pacu
Bottom: Spirograph Pacu
Right: Shorty Razorwire Betta I made for someone

Monday, April 27, 2009

Good News Concerning Damascus:)

I've redone the math after shopping around, and think I can actually lower prices some on the pieces now that I can get the material a little cheaper. Initial investments such as etchant can be reused and I've improved some in efficiency They should be around $20 less per piece, and though it's not much, every little bit helps:)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thick Titanium Mosaic Baby Pacu

Here's one featuring 3 1/8" mosaic pins; it's made from the last bit of the same thick ti stock I made the Behemothfish run from.

This one's spoken for, but I'm on the hunt for more titanium barstock:)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Razorwire Baby Pacu

Here is a better picture of the Bettas from the previous post, along with the two baby Pacu(s? not sure what the plural is...maybe Paci?) I just finished up. All are made from Devin Thomas's Razorwire stainless damascus.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Razorwire Stainless Damascus Bettas

As usual, I ran out of the necessary light to get a decent pic. This is Devin Thomas's Razorwire pattern. It really does look like it, too:) These are neat pieces, and deserve better pics to show off their detail and pattern, so stay tuned, and I'll replace them with better pics tomorrow:)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Antique Vines and Roses Trio

A group shot of the last 3 pieces of stainless damascus. Vines and Roses patterned Minnow, Baby Pacu, and Hammerhead. The patterning on the pryedges of these pieces is amazing:) Looks like scales or netting.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Antique Raindrop Hammerhead

Heavily etched Raindrop Damascus Hammerhead that received similar treatment as the Reptilian pictured below. I'm thinking about making both finishes available in future offerings, and will likely refer to this finish as Antique.
I'm really beginning to favor this finish; it really is even better in person.

My Hammerhead

Here's a shot of the Reptilian Hammerhead I kept for myself. I finished it in the same way as the Thumbnail below. I had to take both pics in bright sunlight to show the detail; my apologies for the glare.

Heavily Etched Thumbnail

I usually try to keep back a piece to "experiment" with, and this is one of those. I etched this one deeply, and then satinized the finish, giving it a brighter appearance. This one turned out really nice. The finish I can only describe as "pearlescent".

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


The pic above is the latest pic of the reworked shiny piece that appears on the right in the two pictures below. It's much sharper now than I had it originally.

These are two Barracudas made from the Ladder Damascus pattern. Each has been lightly etched for about the same amount of time, but the shinier version on the right has been buffed to a satin finish. The pic doesn't really show how much layer contrast the piece still exhibits.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Damascus Hammerheads and Minnow

All Devin Thomas Stainless Damascus.
Top to Bottom:
Vines and Roses Hammerhead
Raindrop Hammerhead
Raindrop Hammerhead
Vines and Roses Minnow
My Reptilian Hammerhead