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Old August 3rd, 2016, 11:17 AM   #1
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Please tell me everything you can about this knife

My dad bought this at a gun show in SLC about 30 years ago or so. He recently passed away and I'd like to know anything I can about this knife, care, etc. It isn't rusted but the "damascus" (I know it's not really damascus) has dulled a bit. Any tips to keeping the contrast sharp, maker, value, etc. would be helpful. Thanks!












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Old August 3rd, 2016, 11:35 AM   #2
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Why do you say it's not really Damascus? Because looking at the surface and the spline it appears to be real Damascus, (layers of steel folded over and hammered). Some blades with fake Damascus are etched but yours is not. Don't know anything about the makers mark, but I wouldn't do anything to it but keep it oiled as most Damascus blades are carbon steel and can rust. Just sharpen it up. I would use a professional sharpener or make sure you know what your doing as you can ruin a blade quickly if you don't know the art and science of sharpening blades.

The reason I think it's real Damascus is you can see lines in the spline or back of the blade which are usually the layers of steel. Damascus is usually great for knives and not rare.

Nice looking blade.

Damascus is sometimes made from chain, cable or other bar stock, yours appears to be made from possibly a motorcycle chain because of the pattern, Google and you will see different patterns of Damascus depending on what was used or the makers technique.

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All I can tell you is that it has a Damascus blade and looks to be of high quality.


Its a Damascus blade, look at the back edge of the blade and you can see the folds of the steel. She's a keeper for sure.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 11:41 AM   #4
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It is beautiful !!! Your dad had very good taste.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 11:49 AM   #5
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Another thought on finding out about your knifes history: your knife is a good quality knife and the maker new what he was doing because of the detail and quality of his makers mark and bolsters, in addition to the file work on the back of the blade, he will probably be known regionally in his field. So find people in the industry where you think it came from. Take to black smiths or search knife makers guild, or even a horseshoer in the area, you also can talk to a knife shop or knife collector in that area.

Knife makers have a pretty tight community and word gets out among them. Who is who. It's probably not such a small world anymore, as technology and the field itself has gotten bigger in the last 10 years or so.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 11:53 AM   #6
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Steve Brooks knife. Just googled Lazy S B makers mark. Seem to be well thought of.
Definitely a Keeper!
Also, the maker made "real" Damascus.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 12:03 PM   #7
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Here's a link to blade forum on the maker
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...0-Steve-Brooks

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http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...4-Steve-Brooks

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 12:34 PM   #9
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It looks like your knife was either the 110th knife made in 86, or the 861th knife made in 2010.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 12:58 PM   #10
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Your father certainly did have good taste. That's what I was thinking at first.

Hope you cherish having that knife, as well as his revolver.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 01:57 PM   #11
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That is one of the nicest Damascus blades I have seen. Thanks for sharing.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 02:10 PM   #12
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Beautiful knife . Treasure it.

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Old August 4th, 2016, 06:53 PM   #13
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Thanks all. Steve Brooks, made in '86. Some knife snobs get angry when you call any folded steel "Damascus" and whine that the term can only be applied to the original Wootz process blah blah.

I personally call it all damascus steel.

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Old August 4th, 2016, 07:25 PM   #14
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It's a beautiful knife. It's Damascus and nicely done. He had good taste. That's also a very popular pattern. I have a few handmade knives myself. My brother and dad make them, I worked on one with my brother. I'll have to dig them out of the safe. I also have a wootz steel cleaver that I love dearly. Chops the hell out of some pork!

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Old August 4th, 2016, 07:38 PM   #15
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yours appears to be made from possibly a motorcycle chain because of the pattern
That would be awesome. My dad was a lifelong motorcyclist and so am I. I may try to contact the maker and see if he remembers or if he's ever used motorcycle chain.

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