antler handle knife

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 11-17-2012 01:18 AM 1512 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the handle is carved from deer antler and the base is maple. This is a joint project with my friend Jeff. I carve the handle then give it to him. He makes a blade and fastens it to the handle with sinew. Then I get it back and design a stand for it. We’re building up an inventory to start marketing these. Very fun project. I’m not sure what kind of stone was used for this knife but he usually uses obsidian.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 01:23 AM

i know many folks who would be so proud to own a piece like this, i love when natural elements are used to make something so beautiful…i hope your joint effort goes well…i would like to know about the sharpness of a knife like this, and how do you maintain its edge…grizz

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 01:25 AM

That is truly outstanding! Very fine work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 01:26 AM

All 3 parts go well together. Y’all did a great job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 04:21 AM

Impressive work. I hope the venture goes well.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 04:52 AM

Sounds like you two found a perfect partnership. That is wonderful!

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 03:27 AM

Great team work Steve and your partner. You brought together two artistic venues to create a impressive piece of art!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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