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Scroll Work Knife / sheath...Intro and Thanks To those who post WIPs

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First, A HUGE thanks to all those who post information and work in progress threads. This knife was made possible with all of your help. This is one of our first 2 hidden tang knives, our very first stacked leather handle as well as our first peened tang. Learned a lot of tricks off this website along the way. Thank you!

 

Second, a short introduction, My brother Marcelino and I work together on our knives. Neither one of us is a great knife maker, but we work together and use each of our strengths to make something more beautiful than if we worked seperately.

 

My brother ghosts this forum regularly, since I'm better with typing, here I am. I'm still new to this forum, but I love what I see already. great atmosphere and helpful, knowledgable people. We hope to contribute and give back what we can considering how much we have learned from here.

 

so without further ado, The knife....

 

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SAM_6042 by djs1984, on Flickr

 

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SAM_6035 by djs1984, on Flickr

 

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SAM_6031 by djs1984, on Flickr

 

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SAM_6034 by djs1984, on Flickr

 

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SAM_6037 by djs1984, on Flickr

 

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SAM_6038 by djs1984, on Flickr

 

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SAM_6041 by djs1984, on Flickr

 

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SAM_6043 by djs1984, on Flickr

 

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SAM_6045 by djs1984, on Flickr

 

1095, clayed and differentially heat treated, Black Micarta guard/pommel, compressed stacked leather handle with a peened tang. No glue.

 

Has anyone seen a carved / tooled stacked leather handle before? Curious...

 

comments, critiques welcome

 

Thanks for looking.

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I would have to disagree with you. I think that is one of the most original handles I've seen, yet, and the whole knife is clean and well put together. I'd say you are both exceptional makers. Well done!

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Welcome aboard! That's some clean blade work. B)

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Nice blade! Lots of cool details. Everything flows nicely. I like it.

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Your very geometric blade design is in stark contrast to the curvalinear shape and line accents of the handle which creates a nice counterpoint to use music terms. the term used in art is juxtaposition butbit is so overused that it becomes annoying very quickly. this collabrative piece blows my first attempts and even many of my current pieces out of the water. you two should be very proud.

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Just WOW!

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WOW!!! Thank you all for the Kind compliments. I guess I should have also said that this isn't our first knife, I have no idea what number were on now actually, everything else we have done has been full tang, finally felt up to making a couple hidden tang knives to push ourselves. This is our first Guard fittment, first hidden tang, first stacked leather handle, and our first time peening a tang. once again, all made easier by reading info and WIPs on this forum. Thank you all.

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Very nice!

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Really nice! I'd like to try that style of decoration used on the hilt and leather.... very effective.

Thanks! I tried this scrollwork on a few different little leather projects a number of times before I felt comfortable trying to tool on the compressed edge grain leather.of the finished handle. I also compressed a couple inches of leather rings and sanded to a similar ovoid shape to practice on I found on my practice piece that it was really easy to slip over a side and kinda mess it up. It also helped sharpening my swivel knife a bit. Hope that helps...

 

 

Also, a good friend and fellow leather craftsman told me it wasn't possible to tool the edge grain leather like this. So, of course, I had to at least try to prove him wrong.(like I said, he's a good friend :D) Anyways, I'd like to think I succeeded...

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That is some stunning work all around! I really love the leather work and how you carried the pattern from the sheath over into the handle of the knife. This helps me to see just how far I have to go in my leather work alone. How did you darken the lines you cut? Did you use a sharpie or dye it?

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Truly wonderful! It has a really great feel about it, something that anyone can aspire to capture. Very inspirational, thanks for sharing and welcome!

 

John

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That is some stunning work all around! I really love the leather work and how you carried the pattern from the sheath over into the handle of the knife. This helps me to see just how far I have to go in my leather work alone. How did you darken the lines you cut? Did you use a sharpie or dye it?

Thank you very much for the compliment. The leatherwork on the sheath carrying over to the knife was a part of my initial vision on this piece.

 

I initially tried a fine point sharpie, but after dying the tan/brown it was faded, So I hand painted a black gel stain over the top to redarken the black, then sealed it. Ended up with an added depth to it. Although it definitely took some time, and a tiny brush.

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that is one very fine knife! I have never seen that kind of ornamentation done on a leather handle! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Beautiful work!! Simple and clean, yet very coherent aesthetics. Unexpected nice touch with the handle decoration. I like it a lot.

 

Welcome!

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