|Project by Mark A. DeCou||posted 12-18-2006 10:49 PM||11597 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This knife was finished for a commission order in time for Christmas this year. The blade is handforged 160 layer Damascus by famed bladesmith Jerry Kennedy, while the handle is Kansas Elk antler.
The sculpted stand is Kansas Walnut.
I did the scrimshaw artwork of the Wolf on a piece of legal ivory I bought from the David Warther Museum. I inlay the ivory in the end of the handle, as the ivory is much better to scrimshaw than the natural antler material, which tends to allow the black scrimshaw ink to flow in a spider vein pattern, ruining the clarity of the artwork.
If you would like to know more about how Scrimshaw artwork is accomplished, I have posted several articles and additional photos on my website in the Articles Section.
If you would like a knife made on commission for you, email me at:
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What is ”Scrimshaw” you say?
Go to this blog, for a thorough discussion and examples of my past work:
If you like knives, here are some other LJ project postings of knives I have built:Damascus Steel Hunting Knives:
- Elk Antler with Turquoise Nugget Custom Knife
- Sitka Deer Antler & Turquoise Nugget Custom Knife
- Large Damascus Steel Blade Custom Knife with Antler, Turquoise and Brass
- Custom Hunting Knife with Elk Shed Antler Handle, Ivory, Scrimshaw, and Hand-forged Damascus Blade
- Custom Knife with Damascus Steel Blade & Whitetail Deer Shed Antler
- Custom Art Knives, set of three with Damascus Steel Blades and Scrimshaw artwork
- Elk Antler & Fossilized Walrus Six (6) Piece Steak Knife set in a box
- Elk Antler & Scrimshaw Steak Knives for the Gold Bar Dining Room in Las Vegas
- Deer Crown Antler Steak Knife Set and Box with Turquoise Inlay
- Custom Folding Knife with Zebra Wood, Abalone, and Scrimshaw Ready
- Custom Folding Knife: Elk Antler Handle, Turquoise Stone, Abalone, Nautical Scrimshaw Artwork
- Custom Folding Knife with Elk Naturally Shed Antler Handle
- Commemorative Bowie Knife with Whitetail Deer Shed Antler Handle for a Retiring Navy Seal Veteran
- A Young Soldier's Commemorative Hunting Knife, with Elk Antler Handle and Scrimshaw Artwork
- Custom Hunting Knife with Elk Naturally Shed Antler Handle
- Custom Deep Cut Skinner Hunting Knife with Elk Naturally Shed Antler Handle
- Skinning Knife, with Gut Hook, Elk Natural Shed Antler Handle
- Custom Knife; Frontier Bowie with Elk Naturally Shed Antler Handle
Here is my website page with knives:
Mark DeCou Studio Knife Page Website
(Note: All photos, project design, and text is protected by copyright 2007-2012 by the author M.A. DeCou, all rights reserved, no unauthorized use of this material in whole, or part is allowed without expressed written permission.)
Thanks for looking,
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com