Friday, 3 February 2012

Knife Build

Following on from my post about building a knife, well i got it more or less finished today, it took an age to carve, shape and sand the handle to a good finish, but i think it's been worth it, although, if i build another, i might forgo the stacked leather and just go for a wooden handle.

This knife is built around a Lauri 85 blank, and has a brass bolster and pommel, the end of the stick tang has been peened over to secure everything nice and tight, the handle comprises eight layers of birch bark (from my woods) at each end that sandwich the leather, i should have counted the total number of layers in there, all i will say is there are a lot, as each layer is only 1mm thick.

I'm pretty pleased with the way it's turned out, there are a few mistakes in it, but that's all part of the learning process and next time i will know, all i need to do now is make myself a nice new sheath for it, I'm thinking of a Scandinavian style sheath as it just seems appropriate.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely mate, better i[IMG]http://i806.photobucket.com/albums/yy345/Brighthealmstone/Bushcraft010.jpg[/IMG]n the hand even.
    Just like this I made for you to lust over. ha ha.

    Cheers

    Hugo..

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