antler carvings

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Project by Steve Esterby posted 11-26-2012 10:42 PM 2876 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first carving is a full elk antler and the second is my newest knife with deer antler handle and maple burl base.

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 10:51 PM

Beautiful workmanship. That knife handle is very very nice as well as the blade.

Pic is of my friends son’s buck taken last Saturday. He is 14 and on cloud 9.

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 11:02 PM

You’ve got to be kidding me. I can’t carve that good on a big piece of wood. Awesome job, thanks for showing it.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 11:08 PM

Great carving. Beautiful piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 12:25 AM

Both pieces are very nice—actually, tremendous! I always enjoy seeing your art work. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 01:27 AM

Very cool work. Can’t wait to see more.

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 01:58 AM

well steve i just came in from the shop, and i get blown away with this antler you did, man that is some carving , its fantastic…there just isnt any other words i can use…beautiful steve…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 11-27-2012 02:34 AM

Awesome Steve.. I like carving antler also.. You’ve done an outstanding job on these!

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 06:07 AM

Beautiful work Steve as usual, you always get that detail spot on :: ))


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#9 posted 11-27-2012 07:14 PM

Those are really impressive. What do you carve them with?

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#10 posted 11-28-2012 04:45 AM


Really nice carvings!


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#11 posted 09-09-2013 01:14 AM

That’s amazing!!! I can’t carve for my life so i have great respect for your carving.
thanks for sharing it man.

-- Anthony--

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