Lyenda Knife

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Project by swampi posted 06-07-2013 06:54 AM 1513 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An attempt at a knife, Wild Cherry root handle, antler butt, antler, Lignumvitae, copper Bolt, and a piece of bandsaw blade used as a backup drill stop while repairing spar’s on aircraft wings. Overall length is approx. 8”.
Carved with ultra miniature knives (home-made).
She likes it !!!

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 07:40 AM

Personally, I think the handle is too long for the blade.
Having said that, I really like the shape of the blade and your carving skills are amazing!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 08:01 AM

Thanks Unk Stumpy, yes the blade and handle is not in proportion. This is not a functional knife, although it will keep an edge. But was created for the purpose of showing a carved handle and material that she chose. Again, I’m not a
knife maker or a carver yet, but hope to be some day… thanks

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 06-07-2013 08:03 AM

A handy looking knife, nice carving of the rose and name on the handle and I bet she likes it. Don’t sell your carving ability short Harry, you do some great work.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 06-07-2013 08:43 AM

Thanks Bob,
Hope it doesn’t become too handy, (She liked it, Hope there is an ulterior reason ?), wouldn’t care to become a “Bobbit” case, though I don’t intend to afford her a reason !!! :), :)

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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#5 posted 06-07-2013 12:10 PM

Nice knife. Seeing how good your knife turned out gives me the courage to try knife making also. My brother gave me a knife blank a while back, all I have to do is make the handle on that one. Got to give it a try….Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Michigan

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Jason Jordan

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#6 posted 06-07-2013 01:57 PM

I don’t thing its that misproportioned. It really depends on the use. Paring knife, shaving knife, or something to open clams with. I like it good carving. thanks for showing. Does the blade say anything.

-- “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” Anthony Brandt

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#7 posted 06-07-2013 02:41 PM

Thanks Sawdust and Jason,
Yep, go for it, the blade is made from a piece of highspeed bandsaw blade that I had used as a backup when drilling and reaming hi-lock holes in a wing spar repair. (scrap)

Didn’t do any designs on the blade, but on hindsight, wish that I had. The marks are tool scratches.

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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#8 posted 06-07-2013 04:29 PM

I really like the shorter blade and longer handle. Very functional Having made a number of knives, (Im a blacksmith too) I find that your making the blade from a old bandsaw blade very interesting. Love the carving. Great job!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 06-10-2013 04:32 PM

Great recycle on the band saw blade. The handle looks comfy to hold. Very nice carving, I can see why she likes it. Well done!

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 04:02 AM

Harry! Harry! Harry! First off you carve beautifully! (did you trip and bump your head in the shop? !!!!!) Secondly that is a very functional skinning knife. The blade has a super arc and wide body area of transitional radius to implement a long clean cut!!!! A long handle increases the radius of a sweeping cut!!! ( I have big hands and need a knife with a long handle!!!!!) . So do butchers!! The blade reminds me of a Bowie knife I had but the steel on a Bowie is very heavy and after 1 1/2 revolutions is flying blade first! Harry I believe you are a talented individual and are a knife maker and a talented carver!!!!!!!!! Now create a throwing knife with a wood handle! I always had to use 4x cases with hard resins. Ugly but very effective! Great looking knife Harry!!!!!!!!!!!

-- 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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#11 posted 09-27-2013 04:20 AM

Very pretty.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 09-27-2013 05:43 PM

Hoss, Fishinbo, MichaelA, WayneC, Thanks for the compliments, it’s always inspiring to get a pat on the back from quality craftsmen such as you.

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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