The Baristas' Valentine Knife

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Project by LumberingWoodworker posted 02-22-2017 02:48 AM 1488 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A couple weeks ago I went to the drive thru coffee shop and the barista ordered a knife—I didn’t get coffee!!! All’s good. She gave this knife to a friend on Valentine’s Day.

The materials used: 1) water buffalo horn, 2) acrylic liners, 3) brass, and 4) sapele wood.
Plus, hours of assembly, sanding and polishing.

The leather sheath was made by a friend who does great work. She provided the sewn together leather. I finished it by dying it tan and installing a snap.

P.S. The blade is a small skinner from WoodCraft.


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#1 posted 02-22-2017 02:51 AM

Nice job Brian. Keep up the good work.

-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 03:43 AM

Looks great to me.

-- just rjR

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 01:22 PM

Super nice sharp pointy thingy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 02-22-2017 11:30 PM

another fine craftmanship

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-23-2017 02:15 PM

That looks great. Seeing the different stages helps a lot. I might try this. Thank you for sharing.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#6 posted 02-23-2017 07:00 PM

Thanks for looking and the positive comments. Someone from a post long long ago said you can never just make one. I find making useful tools satisfying. And when the people you make them for are even more excited to get them it is just that much more encouraging to make more.


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