|Project by mafe||posted 01-18-2012 02:31 PM||4182 views||17 times favorited||63 comments|
Knife for a wonderful friends forty years birthday.
Knife: no. 33.
Name: Mammoths call.
On this page you can see the making of the knife:
One of my old best friends asked me to make him a knife for his forty years birthday.
I usually don’t do knifes for others, but he said it could be finished whenever I wanted and that he wanted me to work only on the knife when I was in the right health and mood, so I was happy to say yes to him.
He paid the materials and I gave him all the hours of work as my gift for the big day as a token of our friendship.
Materials: Ebony (flame), mammoth tooth, 925 Sterling silver, red fiberboard, leather.
Blade: Hand forged by the Swedish black smith Mattias Styrefors, 110mm long.
1. The knife.
2. Materials before the making.
3. Me with my pony, sewing.
4. Box from recycle materials for the knife.
5. The gift.
6. Back side.
I am really happy with this knife, I think it is probably the best I have made to date, it has a wonderful feel in the hand, and I think it has a classy light aggressive yet gentle look to it.
(Hope it is ok to say that myself…).
My friend Jakob was really happy for the knife, he loves fishing and said it will be his pal from now.
I was thrilled to see the joy in his eyes; after all he waited almost a year after his birthday before he got it.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.