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jake cleland

Viking Wedding Sgian

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Just finished this on up. 3 1/2", 3 bar blade - spine of opposing twisted low contrast PW, silver steel edge. Handle of Red Deer antler, deer bone, and bog oak with copper accents. Sheath is leather and goatskin over copper, with copper fittings and a buffalo horn throat. The main handle motif is a simple knot in sunken relief on the antler and high relief on the bog oak. The bolster is carved with a loop and ring knot. The bone spacer is incised with runes of the recipients names, and the butt plate and rune plate on the box are engraved with a bind rune of their names. The shipping box is just a cheap commercial jub that I've dressed up a bit with a felt lining and copper rune plate. Anyway, pics:

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let me know what you think...

 

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didn't have time to get a good shot of the pattern on the finished piece, so here's how it looked before assembly:

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That's a thing of beauty and no mistake! The contrast between the bog oak, the copper and the antler really works. All round an excellent job!

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Love it.

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Very nice!  Good to see you adding some pattern-weld, too!

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Nice one Jake

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WoW! I love it! You have your own style and your knives are just masterpieces. And this time I'm in awe again. It is really worth to celebrate it with a tulip glass of Talisker Sir ;-P

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Lovely!

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pattern welding and copper are two of my very favorite things. You made an elegant knife with this effort. The customer will be duly impressed. I really like this one. I like most everything you make, actually. But, this one is in your Top 10 so to speak.

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Very cool, character and style top

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