4 inch Hunter in Elk and Maple

John Wilson

Well-Known Member
Here are some shop pics of a 4 inch Hunter that I just completed. The theme that the customer wanted was Red, White, and Blue but he wanted it subtle. He didn’t want it to look like Captain America.

For white I went with Elk antler and the red is curly maple that I colored with red mahogany tint. Then the blue liners tie the theme together. Steel is AEBL. I was pleasantly surprised that the antler did well with Tru-Oil because I used a good amount of CA glue during the sanding process.
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John Wilson

Well-Known Member
Thank you, Sean. I had never thought of making scales from antler until the last three knives I made and it worked out well. It's a different look for sure- looks more like bone.
 

John Wilson

Well-Known Member
That is awesome John. How did the end turn out with the end of the antler showing? No pith?
Great question. Yes the ends were open pith. I sealed the ends with CA as I sanded. I was very happy with how well that worked out to fill the open pores.
 

soundmind

KNIFE MAKER
Very nice! I like the deep, rich tones, in the dark blue, mohagany, and in the antler. I think you pulled off the red, white, and blue combo, Again very nice!
 
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