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Project by groy87 posted 10-25-2014 04:09 AM 1227 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all, it’s been awhile but I’ve finally gotten around to finishing a project I’ve been working on. :) what we have here is a scandi knife I’ve made using a polar blade, Nordic birch handle finished with ccl knife oil. The sheath is stitched veg tanned leather that I dyed black. This project was a lot of firsts and lessons learned for me but over all it was a lot of fun. I’m already working on the next one.

Sorry about the poor quality pictures :/ my ipad camera isn’t the best :/

Comments, critiques, and questions welcome!

Regards,
Garrett.





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Abe

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#1 posted 10-25-2014 12:29 PM

That’s a beautiful piece. Looking at the figure in that handle I bet you had a challenge or two there. It came out really great. I want to try to make one now.

No one ever appreciates short knives until they’ve tried to wield a long one with hands that can’t feel because it’s too cold.

Nice job!

-- - Abe

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groy87

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#2 posted 10-25-2014 04:13 PM

Thanks for the compliment and yes the grain was a pain lol. It got better once I sanded the handle past 1200 grit. If you’re interested in making your own check out Thompsonknives.com. He is a great resource, has great products with customer service to match. The blade I have here is a polar drop point made from carbon steel. The best thing is that it was $17 :D.


That s a beautiful piece. Looking at the figure in that handle I bet you had a challenge or two there. It came out really great. I want to try to make one now.

No one ever appreciates short knives until they ve tried to wield a long one with hands that can t feel because it s too cold.

Nice job!

- Abe


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sepeck

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#3 posted 10-25-2014 10:16 PM

Pretty knife. I think your link has a typo though: http://www.thompsonsknives.com/

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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groy87

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#4 posted 10-25-2014 10:20 PM

Thanks for the fix and compliment :)


Pretty knife. I think your link has a typo though: http://www.thompsonsknives.com/

- sepeck


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mafe

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#5 posted 10-25-2014 10:36 PM

Well done, nice Skandi knife also fine job on the leather.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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groy87

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#6 posted 10-25-2014 10:38 PM

Thanks Mads. Your work is what actually got me into taking the dive into knife making :). There will be more to come.


Well done, nice Skandi knife also fine job on the leather.
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe


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mafe

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#7 posted 10-25-2014 10:56 PM

Smiles, that is wonderful to be able to inspire, to learn, make and even inspire at the same time, for me that has really been the joy of LJ and still is. Thank you.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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