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Kestrel Desk Knife


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Finishing this up. Water quenched 1095 blade, copper guard plate, antler bolster with carved birds head cartouches , carved box burl handle, leather sheath:

 

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let me know what you think...

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Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

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Albert Einstein

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I like the design a lot and the carving etc add to it a great deal but the underlying design is really very nice.

Von Gruff

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21 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Very slick.  It's all very crisp.

 

If I may, what is a desk knife?

I think it's a term I picked up years ago from one of the old 'Knives 19xx' annuals - it just denotes a fairly decorative display knife that doesn't really fit any practical or historical typology...

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Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

www.knifemaker.co.uk

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

 

Albert Einstein

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Beautiful knife and I love the carving on the handle.  Kestrels are one of my favorite birds of prey and I think that that knife picks up the spirit of them.

 

Doug

HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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