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Charles du Preez

Sgian Dubhi dubhi dubh

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Just finished my entry for this year’s kith. As the only 2 EDC knives you can really carry in the U.K. (that are not folders) are a Kirpan and a Sgian Dubh I opted for the latter. Folders and a Kirpan are a bit beyond my current skill level.

Unfortunately I don’t have any interesting WIP shots as they had to be censored for swearing :unsure:. Thank goodness for the time extension. I would have finished on the first deadline if it wasn’t for Murphy. The first blade took some belt bump when I got carried away doing power finotiobing. Getting rid of this got the blade too thin. By this time the handle was made. Fitting a handle to a blade seems to be easier than the other way round. The second blade was forged too small, the third ground too thin. Fourth time lucky. Soon I will have some nice small paring knives :).

The blade is spring steel measuring 2 & 15/16”. AOL is 7”. There is a small false edge and some decorative serrations (firsts for me). The handle is blackthorn with brass and black fibre bolster and spacers and features a (epoxy resin filled) wild boar tusk (another first). I experimented with staining the other tusk with potassium permanganate and sanding the highlights but this didn’t look particularly attractive. The handle is a bit thick for a sgian dubh to be honest but I was limited by the tusk thickness in how thin I could go. Tomorrow I will make a sheath and do the final sharpening.

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Thanks Brian

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Charles, that is way cool.

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Thanks Joshua 

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Okay. Final photo now the sheath is done. Still striving to make the bits look like they do in my mind’s eye but... one day. I feel I can make a long list of things of flaws but I hope whoever gets this will like it. 

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I think ya done good!

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Thanks Brian. She bit me a couple of hours ago. It will cut.

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Looking forward to playing with it :)

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lovely knife, your making progress sins last work i check out =)

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Thanks Karim

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