Knives that are works of art

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  1. BushcrafterAU

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    There are many pretty knives out there, but which one is the most beautiful in your opinion? One that could be considered a work of art?
    (Remember to post pics!)
     
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    This one's ok I guess...
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    We have a winner!

    Damn it @Ptpalpha you coulda saved some for the rest of us.
     
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    It doesn't look like that anymore.. I've been batoning pine all day with it...
     
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    Look up the knives of Don Fogg.
     
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    I really like the Mark Knapp knives. (He’s a member here). They are REALLY works of art.
     
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    The term "work of art" gets thrown around too frequently IMO. As if art had the sole monopoly on beauty.

    There are many beautiful knives that are also excellent tools, but knives that are true works of art are few and far between. These pieces by Buster Warenski are some of those few.

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    I see beauty in function, pretty is great but it won't get me from here to there.

    I like:
    Fiddleback Forge a few of MPs knives and a few others.
     
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    A unique bouquet. A trifle impertinent, but not too overpowering.
     
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    It's all subjective. They all have value and chiaroscuro.
     
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    I'd baton that with a rock. It looks sturdy.
     
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    Mine is a collaboration between @Griffith Knives and @MichaelBear It is my only safe Queen just to nice to dirty ! 20151019_161426.jpg 20151019_162012.jpg 20151019_162639.jpg
     
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    Does this count? It's a case queen that the wife took away drom me.. 20180313_134314.jpg
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Simple beauty. Randall #3 and #5
     
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    Roflmao! Good stuff.
     
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    Best one he has ever made.

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    Hands down.
     
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    I don’t own these but saved the pics to remind myself how much I still have to learn. In case your wondering I’m almost.... not even close!

    Gotta have a dream right?

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    One I have always loved that came to me from my GGG Grandfather. About 170 years old.
     
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    I’m not the sentimental type but that is priceless.
     
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    Agreed. And even without the pedigree that's stunning.
     
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    That's a very bold claim, but hard to argue with!
    Reed's ability to make such a wide spectrum of knives is downright inspiring. From hardcore users made from an old Nicholson file to beautiful hand forged examples like yours.
    The man's an artist, I don't care how you define the term.
     
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    Why I love your mistake because it 100% proves it’s his best ;p ... this is made from a file ;p it’s also his only knife made with an antler guard.

    It’s also a user.
     
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    And who can forget the infamous Shark Knife:

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    No one said that the "art" had to be good looking....
     
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    That's all Bob ever wanted - his knives being used.
     
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    I REALLY like that!!
     
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    Close as I could come...:rolleyes: Some beautiful knives here!

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    Most any knife can become a work of art with a good photographer...

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    All my knives are users, made to be used, not fondled and beheld. IMHO, Beauty is in the beerholder if you get my drift.;):dblthumb::35:
    Dominick.........
     
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