|Project by DaleM||posted 07-14-2013 01:40 AM||1547 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I made this knife as a gift for my younger brother. The blade is made of osage orange and the handle is walnut. I got both of these woods from my brother in Kentucky two years ago, from his firewood pile, and brought them back to New York with me. I split the logs and painted the ends and hadn’t touched them until last week. I was going back to Kentucky to visit and thought it would be nice to make something of the wood as a gift, plus I figured then he wouldn’t mind if I took some more (which I did). I got the inspiration from someone on here a few years ago that posted a wooden knife, but just never made one before. I’m not really sure what look I was going for overall, with a primitive looking blade, but a more modern handle and the leather wrapping. I have a few ideas for another one for improvements. Feel free to ask any questions or post any criticisms.
-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY