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Knife no. 140

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Project by Jette posted 02-11-2010 03:49 PM 1779 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started this knife with snakewood + mammoth tusk handle with a very fine blade (no I didn’t make the blade myself) and happened to mention it to a guy who was asking for another knife on my website – and he completely fell in love with this knife so I had to finish a sheath in a hurry in time for the knife to be a Christmas present for the customer – from himself to himself ;-)

-- When you crawl under people's houses, you hear things (Alf)





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 02-11-2010 04:07 PM

Hej Jette flot kniv du har lavet der
og velkommen til Lumberjock
nyd siderne der er mange flotte
ting her

sorry just said welcomme
and a great knife she have done

Dennis

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Jette

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#2 posted 02-11-2010 04:23 PM

Hi Dennis
Nice to be greeted by a fellow countryman ;-) And thank you for the compliment.

- I made a Google search for homemade tools and ended up on LumberJocks. I really enjoy making tools/furniture/practical stuff. Next project will be a mallet (saw some nice pictures in the forums) and/or a stand/rack for cordless tools, I think.

Jette

-- When you crawl under people's houses, you hear things (Alf)

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#3 posted 02-11-2010 05:19 PM

Nice knife.

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#4 posted 02-11-2010 06:03 PM

Great Lookin Knife

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 02-11-2010 06:20 PM

Very nice…Excellent craftsmanship on both piece. The snakewood is one of my favs.

GRub

-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 07:20 PM

Super nice knife. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#7 posted 02-11-2010 07:51 PM

Very fine knife, and sheath.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#8 posted 02-11-2010 08:14 PM

Beautiful; welcome to LJs.

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

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jm82435

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#9 posted 02-11-2010 08:54 PM

Beautiful material and workmanship; welcome to LJs. This knife form is apparently Scandinavian, it looks like it needs a lanyard hole to my western eye. :-)

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

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Richard

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#10 posted 02-11-2010 08:55 PM

Very attractive knife. The way I can tell is, when I look at it, I can feel it in my hand, and I can see myself whittling with it. Very nice form to it and the contrast between the beutiful handle and dark blade makes me want to pick it up. Out of curiousity, how many hours did it take?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#11 posted 02-11-2010 09:11 PM

Nice knife handel from nice wood.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Jette

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#12 posted 02-11-2010 09:16 PM

Thanks for your comments – yes, the style is Scandinavian; in Denmark we are typically inspired by our Norwegian and Swedish neighbours – and a lanyard hole in a Scandinavian knife would probably be a dead sin… ;-) (But I know a fellow knifemaker who made a combined knife/bottleopener for a customer….but I’m not totally convinced that the customer is always right).

It took me around 15-18 hours to finish the knife, the snakewood actually had a crack and I was very nervous that it would be a deep one. I gave it a rough treat on the belt grinder (36 grit – goes really fast) to be able to see quickly if I could continue with the snakewood or if I had to give it up. Luckily the crack wasn’t so deep and the knife turned out to be one of my best. Even if we hobbyists are often very hard judges on our own work we sometimes have to admit that some pieces actually turned out quite well :-)

Jette

-- When you crawl under people's houses, you hear things (Alf)

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#13 posted 02-11-2010 09:23 PM

Beautiful knife.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 02-12-2010 02:59 PM

Super knife.
Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#15 posted 02-14-2010 07:41 AM

nice knife I love hand made tools they have a character that mass production looses well done
and who doesn’t need a good knife

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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