This is a knife style that developed over a couple years from several different influences. I named it after a lake - White Iron Lake - in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. A San-mai blade with a stabilized Black Ash Burl handle from northern Minnesota.
Posted by Fallguy (Member # 2833) on :
Very nice Karl.
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Posted by Hopewell Tom (Member # 23301) on :
Black Ash Burl sure is pretty. I don't think I've seen that before. Beautiful work as always.
Posted by gudspelr (Member # 23207) on :
Iíve said it before-this is one of my favorites of yours, Karl. You make this knife look effortless and I think thatís one of the reasons I like it as much as I do. You gave me permission to make one (I should say attempt to) for my son and no matter what I did, I just couldnít get it to look right on paper. Thereís so much subtlety in it all that if itís not just right, you can really tell. And I certainly couldnít get it right. Too much belly, not enough, the transitions, etc.... But, I really enjoy every time I see you post one up. Thanks for sharing it.
Posted by just_a_hunter (Member # 9535) on :
That is very beautiful. You make the most beautiful San-mai knives in my opinion..
Posted by milehi101 (Member # 13982) on :
Really nice Karl as usual. I sure like those knives. Sure sorry that everyone else has quit posting here,i miss the knives and comments
Posted by Thadbow (Member # 21824) on :
Great work Karl. Thanks for sharing!
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