Sykes Fairbairn

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Project by alaskadiver posted 01-06-2010 01:07 AM 2206 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Knife was a gift for a good friend who is a Marine Huey Pilot, both he and the knife made is back from the sandbox unscathed. The handle is spalted birch with marble inlays (borrowed from Saddam’s palace by another vet) I made everything but the blade, it is from Linder in Germany. The sheath is dymond wood and water buffalo horn accents. The box is just Red oak, stained with a couple coats of poly. Most of the supplies came from North Coast Knives if anybody wants to give it a try.

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

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 01:18 AM

what a beautiful knife…and what a history …now that is a gift…an excellent job….lived in eagle river for 15 years…so i consider myself a alaska home boy…i love the place and would be there if circumstances were different…but i digress..great job…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 01:20 AM

very nice. I don’t suppose you have more pics?

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#3 posted 01-06-2010 01:27 AM

I heard tell of this knife but I never saw it. Great looking piece, and great way to incorporate a bit of history.

-- Why make it easy when you can make it difficult?

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#4 posted 01-06-2010 07:50 AM

The sykes-fairbairn knife has quite a history in and of itself, the one you show here also having personal sentimental value makes it all the more meaningful. Nicely done.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#5 posted 01-06-2010 08:28 AM

amazing work.

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 03:46 AM

Very nice gift. Need more pics, but great work on this project!!

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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