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Back in the studio, worked on these mixed media pieces, almost finished both. #sheffieldartist #mixedmedia #acrylics #collage
There is something very satisfying, and addictive, about watching all become a regular thickness @michaelmaysheffield... #surfacegrinding #surfacematters #madeinsheffield #sheffieldengland
I have to say, working at Portland Works is fantastic. I wouldn't be able to do half the work without the help of the people here. Thanks to @stuartmitchellknives  for the use of his surface grinder and for all the other things I ask to borrow! Always obliging. Also to Andy Cole who has the forge here. Always happy to let me use the equipment and does my heat treatment. #SheffieldHeroes
I have to say, working at Portland Works is fantastic. I wouldn't be able to do half the work without the help of the people here. Thanks to @stuartmitchellknives for the use of his surface grinder and for all the other things I ask to borrow! Always obliging. Also to Andy Cole who has the forge here. Always happy to let me use the equipment and does my heat treatment. #SheffieldHeroes 
Taking the rough to the smooth. All by our state of the art knife making machine, we call him Stuart. He runs on coffee and chocolate digestives.
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#humanmade #handcrafted #benchmade #steakknife #steakknives
Rootin through my old box of patterns today I came across an old steak knife template, years ago we used to supply this pattern to some of the biggest, if not all the biggest, London stores... I fancy to see how a set of six will work out these days... back then they were made up in brass and stag horn, I see no need to alter that... #steakknives #staghorn #customknives #handmadeknives #customcutlery #handmadecutlery #knifemaker #madebyhand #madeinsheffield #sheffieldmade #sheffieldmadecutlery #bandsaw
Rootin through my old box of patterns today I came across an old steak knife template, years ago we used to supply this pattern to some of the biggest, if not all the biggest, London stores... I fancy to see how a set of six will work out these days... back then they were made up in brass and stag horn, I see no need to alter that... #steakknives  #staghorn  #customknives  #handmadeknives  #customcutlery  #handmadecutlery  #knifemaker  #madebyhand  #madeinsheffield  #sheffieldmade  #sheffieldmadecutlery  #bandsaw 
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Finished off over the last couple of days... here the knife shown a few times previously of late in the 'grinding' and 'bolster fitting' series of photos... to briefly recap.steel is a mighty 8mm stock SF100, full width grinds and tapering tangs... blade length is around 120mm... stainless steel bolsters and fixings, maroon linen Micarta scales... winging it's way to the US today, the it'll be getting it's leather there too... #handmadeknife #handmadeknives #customknife #customknives #sheffieldmadeknives #madebyhand #knivesofig #knivesofinstagram #knivesofinstagram #customknifemaker
Finished off over the last couple of days... here the knife shown a few times previously of late in the 'grinding' and 'bolster fitting' series of photos... to briefly recap.steel is a mighty 8mm stock SF100, full width grinds and tapering tangs... blade length is around 120mm... stainless steel bolsters and fixings, maroon linen Micarta scales... winging it's way to the US today, the it'll be getting it's leather there too... #handmadeknife  #handmadeknives  #customknife  #customknives  #sheffieldmadeknives  #madebyhand  #knivesofig  #knivesofinstagram  #knivesofinstagram  #customknifemaker 
#wip Having fun painting this, taking my time building up layers and filling in colours #acrylicpainting #sheffieldartist #portlandworks
Day 4 used dip pen and drawing ink whilst in the studio. #inktober2018 #inktober #inktoberday4 #drawing #sheffieldartist
Who’d have thunk it, October and I’m working outdoors πŸŒžπŸ‘πŸΌ... #mikd #nicetobeoutside #handmadeknives #handmadeknife #customknives #handmadeinsheffieldengland #knivesofinstagram #knivesofinsta #handshaping #madebyhand
Here the 'scorched fingertips' stage update I promised... following on from two posts back the next couple of stages are to shape the edges of the bolsters to the tang and apply a little of the intended final shape to their surfaces... at that point, as everything is still dry fitted, I strip everything down again, then I can make sure there is no debris between bolsters and tang, and also very importantly, refinish everything, mainly the blade, which has been unprotected until now, and of course the polished front edges of the bolsters... I then protect the blade with tape, I don't want to see that again until it is time to whet it, and I definitely don't want to damage it after everything is riveted tightly, and finally, into place... once it is all tight, more shaping, to the surface and to the edges, this isn't the final shape for me, I like to finish off the shaping when the scales are in place... which are next, in this case, maroon linen Micarta... cut it, make it fit, make sure it is tight up to those bolsters, epoxy and bolt it, then start making some red dust... #handmadeinsheffield #customknives #handmadeknives #customknifemaker #bolsters #handmadesheffieldknives #stainlesssteel #knivesofinstagram #knivesofinsta #knifemaker #micarta
Here the 'scorched fingertips' stage update I promised... following on from two posts back the next couple of stages are to shape the edges of the bolsters to the tang and apply a little of the intended final shape to their surfaces... at that point, as everything is still dry fitted, I strip everything down again, then I can make sure there is no debris between bolsters and tang, and also very importantly, refinish everything, mainly the blade, which has been unprotected until now, and of course the polished front edges of the bolsters... I then protect the blade with tape, I don't want to see that again until it is time to whet it, and I definitely don't want to damage it after everything is riveted tightly, and finally, into place... once it is all tight, more shaping, to the surface and to the edges, this isn't the final shape for me, I like to finish off the shaping when the scales are in place... which are next, in this case, maroon linen Micarta... cut it, make it fit, make sure it is tight up to those bolsters, epoxy and bolt it, then start making some red dust... #handmadeinsheffield  #customknives  #handmadeknives  #customknifemaker  #bolsters  #handmadesheffieldknives  #stainlesssteel  #knivesofinstagram  #knivesofinsta  #knifemaker  #micarta 
Well, I'm going to have to say the 'c' word... Christmas.
Current lead time is 4 to 6 weeks. If you're wanting to buy a knife for Christmas then head over to the webshop and have a look at what's on offer. I already have plenty of orders so don't leave it too late πŸ‘
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#christmas #christmaspresent #giftideas #pocketknives #handmadegift
Well, I'm going to have to say the 'c' word... Christmas. Current lead time is 4 to 6 weeks. If you're wanting to buy a knife for Christmas then head over to the webshop and have a look at what's on offer. I already have plenty of orders so don't leave it too late πŸ‘ . . . . . #christmas  #christmaspresent  #giftideas  #pocketknives  #handmadegift