I was approached by a customer to make something for his friends 60th birthday. He works on boats, and he wanted me to incorporate that in the theme. The only spec he gave me was that he wanted a 6″ blade. The handle is diver salvaged flame birch from Superior, antler with a very modest bit of scrimshaw, and anchor chain for the bolster. I really like being able to give people something special that will most likely be passed down generation to generation.
Archive for August, 2013
Here is a little knife I just finished up. It’s got a 1095 blade with a nice distal taper, and it’s pretty much zero ground, which means the edge is nearly sharp before you even hone it.
The handle is some Black Oak that has been sitting on the bottom of Lake Superior for over 100 years. When all the old growth virgin timber was being logged in the upper peninsula of Michigan and Canada there were a lot of logs that were lost to the bottom of that frigid water. Recently there have been people diving down and salvaging those long lost timbers.
In addition to the Oak the handle has a piece of moose antler, with a classic ring and dot motif and a copper bolster.
The sheath is hand stitched vegetable tanned leather, stamped with the ring and dot motif as well. It has a copper reinforcement, leather hanger, and antler button.
This knife is for sale. Please visit my etsy store for more information.