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Project by S2artDesigns posted 02-05-2012 06:54 PM 1997 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first foray into stick tang and/or Scandinavian style knives. I must say that I enjoy the process of making these much more than the regular full tang kind. This one is Desert ironwood with white fiber liners and red gum burl spacer. I tried to keep the handle shape simple since it was my first one and trying to get too creative too quickly has bit me in the back a few times. I didn’t make the sheath, it was a premade kind that fit the blade. Thanks for looking!

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 07:02 PM

Very interesting process and a most unique knife,very good work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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S2artDesigns

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 07:06 PM

Thanks! yeah the process was amusing when I tried to glue up the whole thing. I kept running into problems and ended up with the absurd double vise and wood stack thing you see in one of those pics up there. haha

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 07:49 PM

sah-weet looking knife

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 07:59 PM

Did you forge the blade yourself? If purchased- where?

-- Dan V. in Indy

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S2artDesigns

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 08:05 PM

I didn’t forge it myself. I don’t have near enough skill, knowledge, or time for that right now. haha. The blade is a Lauri Progression Tempered(PT) blade. I got it, and a few others im currently working on at http://www.thompsonsknives.com/ . He is the only U.S. based scandi blade dealer I have found so far. There is another site that has more selection but they are based in Finland. That ones here: https://www.brisa.fi/portal/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 08:20 PM

Really nice work on that handle.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Alan

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 09:15 PM

Great looking knife.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#8 posted 02-05-2012 10:04 PM

Great job on that! Beautiful….....Love your press…........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 02-06-2012 06:02 PM

Beautiful!

I have made full tang knives. How do you ensure this type of tang will be held securely in the handle?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 02-06-2012 06:24 PM

Outstanding looking knife. There is a good book that is for making the Scandinavian knives if you don’t already have it.
KNIFEMAKING by Bo Bergman
Thanks for the link to the suppler for the scandi stuff.
Richard

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mafe

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#11 posted 02-07-2012 09:53 AM

Lew: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/59717

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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S2artDesigns

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#12 posted 02-07-2012 03:43 PM

Zwwizard: I have not seen that book. Ill have to get that. I have pretty much just gone by online tutorials and the like, so an actual book will be nice. Thanks for the suggestion.

Lew: Yeah take a look at Mafe’s post there. And the tutorial he posted on it. Thats good stuff. But in general its held on by lots of glue, friction, and various type of end caps for some compression. Thats the short answer. Those pictures on mafe’s tutorial should fill in the gaps.

And thanks to everyone else for those compliments. :) Im hoping to start another one very soon and make it even better. You cant see the little flaws in this one like too much space between the guard and blade. Those little things drive me crazy.

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop

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#13 posted 02-14-2014 05:24 AM

The knife looks great I just got a few goodies from Thompson knives myself thanks to your knives. Did you get a Lauri carbon blade? If so was it difficult to peen?

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