walnut and red cedar Indian knives

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Project by foxcrafts posted 04-30-2010 04:55 AM 4396 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a nice piece of Eastern Red Cedar that made some nice handles after shaping with my dremel tool.
I also tooled a real pretty arrowhead from the most figured portion of the cedar.
The knife blades were worked from walnut and secured to the handles with wet rawhide.
Dusty but fun!

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#1 posted 04-30-2010 11:06 AM

Real cool project!

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#2 posted 04-30-2010 02:34 PM

Great job – I think the blade portion of the knife looks extremely convincing. Well done.

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 02:46 PM

Cool. When I saw the thumbnail picture, I thought you used a real stone for the blade! Great idea to use walnut.

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#4 posted 04-30-2010 06:43 PM

Great job, very authentic looking. Like others, I actually thought the blade was stone. I think the originals used flint or obsidian for the blade.


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