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Project by Greg Sherman posted 04-27-2017 09:04 PM 1260 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This knife started out as a piece of tool steel laying on the shop floor. This knife is a hidden tang style (vs full tang) knife and roughly resembles a Bowie style knife. I designed the blade, forged it in to shape, ground the knife, quenched and hardened the blade and shaped the handle. Material – tool steel, brass finger guard and two different hardwoods.

The deer antlers are from Jackson Hole WY and the display base is Pheasant wood from HI. The leather is a local cowskin that I formed in to a sheath, oiled and double stitched. The pantograph on the knife blade is from Ken Tucker – Master Bladesmith. This was a weekend class in Petaluma CA.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 04-27-2017 09:40 PM

a trifecta,wood, metal and leather all in one beautiful work of knife making art,very impressive work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 04-27-2017 09:43 PM

Thank you sir.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#3 posted 04-27-2017 10:24 PM

Nice knife and display.

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#4 posted 04-28-2017 01:19 AM

Congratulations on the well deserved Editor’s Choice award Greg!

Outstanding craftsmanship!

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#5 posted 04-28-2017 02:43 PM

Thx. Very nice to receive the recognition for my work. Makes me want to get out in the shop even more.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#6 posted 04-29-2017 04:21 PM

Wow! I’ve always wanted to make my own knife! I collect a few of them, but making your own would be the best. This project inspires me! Thanks for posting!

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