|Project by Mark A. DeCou||posted 01-02-2008 06:14 PM||5823 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
This knife is not available for sale, email me if you would like something built for you:
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This is a presentation knife to commemorate a young soldier’s tour of Afghanistan and Iraq with the Global War on Terrorism. No matter what a person thinks about war, we must all be profoundly inspired by a young soldier who is willing to leave his family to put himself into danger for the benefit of others. So, I couldn’t be more proud of him, or his service to this country. He how now received his “Ranger” status, and continues training and serving.
The handle is Elk Tine Antler, from a natural Shed, something that is important to more and more folks these days.
The blade is 440C Stainless Steel.
The Scrimshaw artwork is scratched, depicting the symbol for the soldier’s team unit, Team Outkast.
The knife stand has been made from figured walnut and deer tine tips.
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What is ”Scrimshaw” you say?
Go to this blog, for a thorough discussion and examples of my past work:
If you like knives, here are some other LJ project postings of knives I have built:Damascus Steel Hunting Knives:
- Elk Antler with Turquoise Nugget Custom Knife
- Sitka Deer Antler & Turquoise Nugget Custom Knife
- Large Damascus Steel Blade Custom Knife with Antler, Turquoise and Brass
- Custom Hunting Knife with Elk Shed Antler Handle, Ivory, Scrimshaw, and Hand-forged Damascus Blade
- Custom Knife with Damascus Steel Blade & Whitetail Deer Shed Antler
- Custom Art Knives, set of three with Damascus Steel Blades and Scrimshaw artwork
- Elk Antler & Fossilized Walrus Six (6) Piece Steak Knife set in a box
- Elk Antler & Scrimshaw Steak Knives for the Gold Bar Dining Room in Las Vegas
- Deer Crown Antler Steak Knife Set and Box with Turquoise Inlay
- Custom Folding Knife with Zebra Wood, Abalone, and Scrimshaw Ready
- Custom Folding Knife: Elk Antler Handle, Turquoise Stone, Abalone, Nautical Scrimshaw Artwork
- Custom Folding Knife with Elk Naturally Shed Antler Handle
- Commemorative Bowie Knife with Whitetail Deer Shed Antler Handle for a Retiring Navy Seal Veteran
- A Young Soldier's Commemorative Hunting Knife, with Elk Antler Handle and Scrimshaw Artwork
- Custom Hunting Knife with Elk Naturally Shed Antler Handle
- Custom Deep Cut Skinner Hunting Knife with Elk Naturally Shed Antler Handle
- Skinning Knife, with Gut Hook, Elk Natural Shed Antler Handle
- Custom Knife; Frontier Bowie with Elk Naturally Shed Antler Handle
Here is my website page with knives:
Mark DeCou Studio Knife Page Website
(Note: All photos, project design, and text is protected by copyright 2007-2012 by the author M.A. DeCou, all rights reserved, no unauthorized use of this material in whole, or part is allowed without expressed written permission.)
Thanks for looking,
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com