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Hloh

Recycled puko

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Hey!

I made this one from scraps: Blade from scrap piece of pattern welded steel that I take from my friend shop.

Unknown wood from trash pile behind gardens. Fittings are soldered sheath that i forge from 17th century wrought bars that my friend save when old prison was tear down.

I try to made this knife thin and light as possible to easy everyday carrying....

 

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very nice! i need to try that handle shape, looks like it will fit in any pocket

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I like it a lot! It has some Wirkkala elements to it. Was that by chance? Great textures, good looking wood, excellent proportions and lines. Its a beauty!

 

Always a pleasure to see your knives! Who knows, maybe one day I will have the pleasure of owning one ;)

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Not so much, I have few years before original Wirkkala in hand and that handle shape catch me.

In this opportunity I decide to try different things than do usually, and this idea is offered itself.

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Man, that is elegant!

 

Thanks for showing us how to reinvent the puuko!

 

-Gabriel

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So, because I lost one needle decide to make stitchless sheath :)

This is my first attempt so I use scrap leather (that unfortunatelly is not good for shaping so tip and mouth are not perfect)

I use there one side wood insert to fortify whole sheath.

If you decide that this one is ugly enought for you I´ll look for better piece of leather and made new one....

 

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I've always admired your resourcefulness, Hloh, and this is one good example of that.

 

I think you should stick with this sheath, just for the story alone.

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Wow! The handle profile is slim but not unbecommingly so. I love the shape to it! And the sheath is by no means ugly! I think it is fantastic B) I'm still trying to figure out how the seam works, but it looks great!

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Neat! Thanks for posting the link to the tutorial, I would have never figured that one out on my own.

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Thanks for that! I think I will have to try this myself :)

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such a beautiful knife and sheath. this is just the kind of work that has inspired my own, I would proudly wear it in that sheath if it were mine

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