|Project by Mark A. DeCou||posted 01-31-2012 06:24 PM||5559 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
It’s been awhile since I posted a knife project, so I decided to update my project listings with another one.
This month I made this knife for myself while I made another knife for a commission, but bills being what they are, I have decided to offer it for sale.
I have built several new knives for myself over the years that I ended up selling later, and the short term pain is worth having some bills paid up.
If you are interested in purchasing, you can visit the Etsy Store listing
Here is a link to more photos in my flickr.com album sets
This is a custom made knife, used for hunting, skinning, or just around the kitchen or shop.
The blade is Damascus Steel, that has been chemically etched to show the metal layering.
The blade hand guard is also Damascus Steel
I did Decorative Hand Filing to the back of the Blade and also to the Hand Guard.
The handle material is from naturally shed trophy bull elk antlers, taken from an upper tine.
The End of the handle is capped with a solid, authentic Arizona Turquoise Stone Nugget. I have drilled and attached the stone nugget to the handle with a brass rod and epoxy so that it will be very durable and won’t break off.
Also included are decorative bands of black, white, and Adobe Red (Rust) made from knife lining, a vulcanized rubber material that is very durable.
Blade is 3” long and 5/8” wide and 3/32” thick
Handle: is 4” long from the top of the hand guard 1-1/8” wide and 3/4” thick
Here is another similar Knife Project
Thanks for looking,
-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com