Kodiak | Wüsthof Epicure 8"
My client picked out this knife, and wow, what an incredible blade to work on.
The main goal for this one was to feature a fearsome Kodiak bear, but as I was gathering references I couldn't help but marvel at the beautiful landscapes of the Kodiak archipelago as well.
I knew that the bear on its own wouldn't be the right shape to fill out the blade profile, so I experimented with a variety of ways to feature both the bear as well as the wilderness it inhabits. It certainly paid off!