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Moose Antler, 1084


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I just finished up this little knife for a friend. Moose antler, 1084.

 

The pocket clip was an old silver cocktail fork... I'm usually not a fan of re-using something like that since I didn't do the ornimentation, but since it was a one time thing I'm okay with it. I'd love to hear what you guys think.

 

 

 

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Pretty little knife Nate. Nice dot rings. Did your friend provide the fork? I sure like the idea of a clip like that. And I don't mind using a fork (maybe with the engraving ground out).. although if it is silver I'd be tempted to melt it down. :)

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what a great idea! I like the fork clip. whats up with those dots? Are they inlays or carved? i think over all it adds a cool look, nice work.

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Nice one! Great finish on the blade, and I agree with Scott, excellent execution on the ring-dots. I was wondering what the clip was, and I think it is a clever use of recycled materials.

 

John

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I love everything about this one. I made a knife not long ago with a very similar shape and it quickly became my favorite, just right for just about anything... the ring-dots add the right amount of decoration... well done man!

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Turned out well. I like the Moose antler and the sheath is simple and clean. I am still debating whether I like the spoon or not but, would down it because of it!

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Thanks guys.

 

Scott, yes she did supply the fork. Grinding out the ornimentation is a great idea, and yes I did just want to melt it down :)

 

John L. Ring dots are an ancient form of ornimetation, here is a photo of the tool I made to make the dots, then they are filled with bone char (beeswax and burned bone powder)

 

George, thanks I love little knives like that... I really just wanted to keep it...

 

And yeah Craft, the more I look at the sterling fork handle the more I dislike it, although it does look pretty cool sticking out of the pocket.

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Very nice! Elegant and useful looking...The ring-dots are just enough decoration. I may have to steal that fork/clip thing, if you dont mind.. :ph34r:

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From an artistic viewpoint, I think the fork handle is absolutely perfect. If you look at the lines, color and texture of the sheath by itself, it's very bland. There's just nothing there other than a leather pouch to hold something.

 

Put that funky bit of silver on there, though, and now you've got a piece that serves to highlight and showcase the decorative lines of the fork's handle. To me, the belt clip elevates the sheath from "nothing special" to "something very neat".

 

I would even go so far as to say that the the fork handle clip actually increases the value of the knife in the eye of the casual observer.

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That's a nice knife, I think the fork is cool too. I made a similar tool for making ring dots, I want to do some on my big seax.

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