|Project by buckeyedudes||posted 02-23-2010 03:01 AM||1444 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Knife making is a true challenge. It challenges one in many facets of craftsmanship; precision machining and fitting, woodworking, and finishing. It is hard work which equates to great satisfaction when you nail down the design and accomplish the look you are after.
The two folders have nickel silver bolsters, brass liners, nickel silver pins, and nylon washers to help ease the opening to a buttery function. The larger folder has a mosaic pin made from copper, stainless steel, and brass.
The wood scales are walnut crotchwood from a tree I cut down years ago. Finished with many coats of poly with 000 steel wool buffing in between. The steel used is surgical stainless.
The fixed blade knife has rosewood scales, filework on the thumb and heel areas for grip, and mosaic pins to tack it all together. The steel used is D2.
Hope this nudges yins to try it yourselves! Great satisfaction when you whip one out and someone yelps about it!!!
-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!