|Project by OldWrangler||posted 10-16-2014 09:39 AM||966 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Needed to post something to get the Unity Cross picture tucked away in archive.
Knife is finished and drying from finish. I will be previewing it soon. Sheath is finished as this is something I can work on at night in the house. Sheath is 8-9 oz. tanned Cowhide form fitted wet to the knife and then covered with hair-on cow hide skin. Edge is black 1/8” leather lacing. Has a belt loop and a Texas Star Concho. Not perfect but my leather work is improving. This and knife will probably go to grandson for Xmas. His got sold at our last craft show for $200. It was on the table for show but a nice lady said she had to have it for her 80 y/o dad who still hunts the woods of Michigan. She made the offer and I couldn’t refuse it. His new knife has a better mirror-polish and a handle of Western Red Cedar cross-cut. I’ll post a pic of the knife soon.
I am now experimenting with vinegar/salt etching on knife blades. It comes out pretty nice and is not hard to do once you watch a Youtube “How to” video.
Got a church craft show this Sat. Only 6 hours and Kathy will help as she likes these shows. She is the “people-person” of this family and a better salesman. I am only there for tech. support about items. She could sell corn-on-the-cob to teethless people. Sold so many cheese slicing boards at the last show, I have 30 ready for this one. I hope they break my heart and buy them all. I’ll make some more for the last show of the year in Nov. That show is 2 days after my pacemaker surgery to change out the batteries. I’ll be the Energizer Bunny with the new voltage.
-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!