Friday, August 22, 2008

Finished a new knife...



to go along with the longbow I made last year. I am pleased with how it turned out and it should hold an edge better than one of my purely homemade knives...

5 comments:

The Rabid Outdoorsman said...

That's beautiful . . . I can only wish I possessed that degree of talent!

American Bushman said...

Gorgeous.

Tell us more about it. :)

I really like the composition of that picture too.

Great stuff.

B

backcountrybowhunter said...

So here is the rundown, late as it may be! The blade is handmade by Steve Wade in Great Britain. Top notch work, I have no complaints about the blade at all, or the service.... or anything really. Just a good, solid bushcraft knife blade!

This wasn't my first rodeo as far as putting a handle on a blade, but I would by no means call me anything but a novice. I didn't do anything too fancy, other than the mosaic pins, which are really easy to make.

Every project (should) teach me something, and this one was a lesson that I should have learned before. I tape up the blade very, very well (I have seen what they can do, much less what can be done to the looks of the blade before it is even put into use), but I didn't put some cardboard over the edge. And of course, this led to a very minor and quick slip on the blet sander, and nicked the blade. No problem, very minor, just my dum mistake that caused some extra time spent re-sharpening because this knife already came SHARP.

Any-who...
http://swc-handmade-knives.com/

Now, I usually make my own sheaths, but I may go with something else this time....maybe a JRE bushie sheath.

I'll keep you updated.

American Bushman said...

Fantastic. Thanks for the link.

A nicked blade isn't ideal but it's still far better than a nicked finger or thumb eh? :)

B

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