Monday, June 30, 2008

Fathers day knife.

My father joked with me a while back about how I make all those knives and have never given him one. Little did he know I had already started a knife for him. This is the result. The steel is from an old file and its cutting edge is 2.5 inches. The handle is a white tail antler tip with cotton cord wrappings. Everything is sealed up with orange flake shellac (wonderful stuff). I made a very basic sheath from some scrap leather to finish it up. This is the style of knife that really suits my dad. Rough with a tribal feel to it. He was totally surprized. These simple knives are alot of fun to make and they are soo useful.
Thanks for looking.
Larry


6 comments:

Stephen Renico said...

Sharpenstein,

I've been lurking here for a while and really enjoy your work.

FYI, I finally got around to updating my site. I took the liberty of linking yours under the heading "Knifemaking and Smithing".

Keep up the good work.

-Panday

Todd: said...

Love this knife, Larry. You've got the tribal look down. Inspiring!

Sharpenstein said...

Thanks guys. I greatly appreciate your comments.
Stephen, no sweat on the link.
Todd, your work inspires me all the time. I think we have similar tastes.

Bob-e said...
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Bob-e said...

Larry,
I think that the pix does not give the knife justice. It is the best work you have done yet.
Thank You for showing the knife
to me in person !!! :)

J. Dunn said...

Your knives really are awesome and very inspiring as the other fella said. I am really getting into this type of art. I'm really looking forward to seeing your shop and seeing your knives in person.
- J