Antler and Wood knife

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Project by resonation posted 01-05-2010 06:36 PM 2047 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a knife I made for my Dad for Christmas. He really liked the knives I made before and asked me to make him one awhile back. I never got around to it until recently. I don’t have access to a woodshop at college so christmas break was a good time to work on it. The handle is a combination of antler and walnut and the sheath is a combination of walnut, maple, and leather. I finished it with danish oil and tung oil. It has a very nice feel to it and he loved it. He had asked me to make him a camping knife originally and this is what I made, but after I gave it to him he decided it was too nice to risk ruining it while camping so he told me I have to make him another less nicer one, haha.

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 01-05-2010 06:48 PM

Great job on the knife. It looks great! I wouldn’t want to use it camping either!

Keep up the good work, Chris.

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Monte McCoy

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#2 posted 01-05-2010 09:13 PM

very nice! did you make the blade too? I like the combination of the antler with walnut.

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 09:17 PM

That is really a nice looking knife. What did you make the blade from and where did you get the brass guard fot the transition to the wood?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 10:17 PM

I like the sheath very much it´s a buty but I don´t have the right feel when it comes to the mix of colour
on the handle but thats my openion

you have done a very good job


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#5 posted 01-05-2010 11:51 PM

Nice knife! I bet he loved it.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 01-06-2010 12:55 AM

Nice work, is that a laminated blade from brusletto or helle? Those scandinavians sure make sharp steel.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 01:47 AM

Thanks! The blade is from the maker Brusletto. The brass guard is a piece I cut out of a solid brass lock and shaped.

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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#8 posted 01-06-2010 03:36 AM

Hey Chris – knice knife!
I am a knifemaker, usually folders, and I appreciate your hard work and great selection of materials. Your sheath is also a knice addition. Certainly a keepsake.

Beautiful – keep up the great work man!

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#9 posted 01-06-2010 03:37 AM

Good job

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