|Project by OldWrangler||posted 09-04-2014 04:34 AM||1322 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
Here is the knife I made a couple of months ago and just been too busy to finish the work and make a sheath. Well, the sheath is finished and there is little else to do.
Deer Skinner Knife
Blade is stainless Damascus steel tempered to about 56 hardness. It hold a fine razor edge with an overall length with handle of 10.25” and a total weight for both knife and sheath of 12.5 oz.. I designed the blade after a favorite skinner I carried for years. A blacksmith did the work on my design. The fancy filework on the top of the blade was done by me with file and Dremel.
Handle (the wood part so this qualifies) is a nice piece of Flamed Box Elder epoxied and bolted to the knife tang and finished in 4 coats of wipe-on poly.
Sheath is fur-on 8 oz cowhide with a double loop lace down the side and laced across the front. The welt is glued in with contact cement and then laced in. Sheath was form fitted to the knife with the leather wet and clamps. It rides really snug.
I no longer hunt so this will be a Christmas present for my oldest grandson who is an avid hunter. Another Christmas present finished….hey, I got nearly all of them made early this year. There will be cheese slicing boards and band saw boxes (“memory boxes”) for everyone.
Best of all, this work has been therapy for mind and body. The shop is definitely my “man cave”. Soon as the blades come in, I’ll start 2 more that might be finished for Christmas….got another grandson and a grandson-in-law that are hunters too.
Constructive critism and comments are welcome as always.
-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!