|Project by alaskadiver||posted 03-04-2011 01:36 AM||2597 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Birthday present for a fellow fisherman here in Alaska. When you go dipnetting for red salmon you may fillet 50 fish a day so a big sharp knife is nice to have. Blade is ready made, 440C. Handle is Diamond Wood american oak pattern. Sheath is red oak with a leather wrap for the belt loop. Shown with a ruler for scale, the blade is 10”. Finished with 5 coats of tung oil. Wood sheaths are great and easy to make; if there is interest I’ll put together a tutorial on how to knock one out in an afternoon. This one was kept simple as it is a heavy use knife and less show piece that some of my others.
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