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Knife with glass and Silver handle Answered

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this forum and I have made something I wanted to share and get some feedback. This is "Art Knife" I used a method I invented to etch hardened glass with colored images and made some into what I think is a pretty cool knife. The glass is held in place on a nice Damascus blade with a Sterling Silver frame. The etching can be of any subject, I chose the animals because they look nice but I could have put a portrait or other designs on my knife. I also want to use this technique for other fine items like memorials, awards, etc. The etching never wears because it's covered in a layer of Pyrex glass by baking it in a kiln. What do you think of this idea? Any feedback greatly appreciated! Cheers, John

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iproberry1
iproberry1

9 years ago

really cool...post this as an instructabe!

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Icelink
Icelink

9 years ago

beautiful knife ))) i like it )

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triumphman
triumphman

9 years ago

You made this at home? No way! You must be at a knife factory somewhere, right. How can we do this at home. Need some instruction. Tell us how you did it. OK?

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

I notice that you posted almost exactly the same in four other forums, but in none of these did I find a link to http://pedini.net/
Why?

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John Pedini
John Pedini

Reply 11 years ago

Because I am looking for some feedback on the knife, I am not looking to sell anything at the moment although I am hoping there will be some interest and feedback on the idea. Some forums do not allow links to sites with something to sell which is the eventual idea. The web site is just a couple of days old Cheers,

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John Pedini
John Pedini

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks lemonie, have done. I'd be interested to know which other forums you saw this! We must have similar interests!! Cheers, John

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

I "knew" you would have a website somewhere, so I searched for yourself and knives (different result then though). If you're coming from somewhere and you've got a site, it's quite acceptable to fill in these things on the profile.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

As a rule, the members of this site would be more interested in how they could make similar knives, especially at the prices on your site.

Probably the best ways to get more sales through Instructables would be either to sponsor a knife-related contest (maybe offering a simple example of your work as a prize, or paying for a number of the ever-popular personalised Leathermen?) - you'd need to contact one of the Team to sort the details - or to post an Instructable of the making process you follow.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

YES YES YES sponsored Leatherman contest!!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Haha, you suddenly reminded me of #2 son there.

He's 8, and has far too much energy.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I am with LR, I need a leatherman but can't afford one just now.....but I would LOVE a contest featuring a few as prizes :-)

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ItsTheHobbs
ItsTheHobbs

11 years ago

Wow. That is really awesome. Post an instructable!

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John Pedini
John Pedini

Reply 11 years ago

I am working on a step by step with photos... Thanks!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

That's very nice - why not post a full instructable of your method?