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Project by cut3times posted 1429 days ago 2115 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this Damascus blank from Woodcraft and the scale wood from EBay a couple of years ago. Unfortunately I forgot what the wood is. I think it is burl rosewood. Anyway I got around to making it this last weekend. Making the scales fit is pretty straight forward. I cut it close using a scroll saw and then shaping using rasps, files, and sandpaper. The finish is just Renaissance wax.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon





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blackcherry

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#1 posted 1429 days ago

A very attractive knife, the rosewood handle is just grand…thanks for posting BC

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#2 posted 1429 days ago

Beautiful wood, great job.

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KLorts

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#3 posted 1429 days ago

Great looking wood good job

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Richard

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#4 posted 1429 days ago

Beautiful, I’ve seen these kits at Woodcraft, always wondered if they were hard to do, or needed special tools. What kind of sheath will you use or build?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#5 posted 1429 days ago

cocobolo?

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RDavidC

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#6 posted 1429 days ago

Very nice, Great job. Use to be a custom knife maker myself. As good as a lot of the custom makers that I know . keep up the good work. Wood could be Mesquite.

-- David, Inverness, Fla.

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#7 posted 1429 days ago

ziricote
nice knife, great job

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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lanwater

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#8 posted 1429 days ago

The knife looks really good. I love the wood.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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docholladay

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#9 posted 1429 days ago

That’s one beautiful knife. My sons and I are all going to do some of these kits together. That wood makes the rosewood we were going to use look like nothing. Very well done. Love that damascus steel.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Skylark53

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#10 posted 1429 days ago

Gorgeous wood and gorgeous work. WOW!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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mmh

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#11 posted 1429 days ago

The damascus knife is quite handsome and the handle is especially interesting. A real beauty.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Sodabowski

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#12 posted 1428 days ago

With such a beautiful knife, I’d measure once, then cut twice my meat :p

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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RogerBean

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#13 posted 1428 days ago

A lovely blade. My compliments.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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resonation

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#14 posted 1428 days ago

Hey Great knife! What is Renaissance wax?

-- Chris, Pennsylvania

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cut3times

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#15 posted 1428 days ago

Richard I am just about done with the case and will post a picture shortly. Chris here is a link for Renaissance wax. I use the wax on about every project I make.

-- And Still Too Short - "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

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