Finished recent projects:

Discussion in 'Custom Knife Forum' started by joe D, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. joe D

    joe D Member

    Finally finished, was lots of fun. I had really nice handle material to work with for these projects.

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  2. LobosStyle Blades

    LobosStyle Blades Well-Known Member

    Great design on these blades. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    That second handle is very different...and beautiful. Can you explain it a bit? (Both knives are very well done)
     
  4. joe D

    joe D Member

    Thank you Mr Hauser, the 2nd knife is ram / sheep horn, exhibition grade, sanded flat from the bottom only, to preserve the contour. Pins have been peened down to match the contour (nick wheeler demonstrates this method) and smoothed with cratex. The horn can be a mess to work with and doesnt smell great. I glued a backing on the scales to maintain flat while working on the project. They have been slightly hollowed to increase surface area for the epoxy. I dyed them with leather dye. (Tan) using a paint brush I liberated from my wife's painting supplies. ( dont tell) Darkened at the lows to show pattern. Watch out for over heating and moisture when working with this horn. Hope this information helps.
     
  5. joe D

    joe D Member

    Thank you sir
     
  6. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Thank you Joe! I actually thought that was an ancient piece of wood that was revived somehow. The color and finish is just amazing to me.
     

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