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Yew Sgian Dubh


jake cleland
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Just finished putting this one together. 1095 blade with hamon, fullers and filework. Carved yew handle. Fileworked copper fittings with bog oak throat insert and hand cut Skye Marble pommel setting. Brazed copper scabbard lined with felt and covered in lambskin. Storage box with copper accents, lined with leather and felt, with bog oak inserts.

 

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Let me know what you think...

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Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

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Wow, stellar as usual Jake.

 

I'm curious how you lined the inside of the scabbard?  With a wood core I would do that before the halves are glued together, but that obviously won't work with a brazed scabbard :)

 

That tapered fuller caught my eye too...

-Brian

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1 hour ago, Brian Dougherty said:

 

 

I'm curious how you lined the inside of the scabbard?  With a wood core I would do that before the halves are glued together, but that obviously won't work with a brazed scabbard :)

 

That tapered fuller caught my eye too...

The scabbard is cold forged round the blade before hardening, and brazed together with phosphor bronze, so there's no flux residue to deal with. Then I finish the blade, and superglue thin leather or felt into the mouth of the scabbard on each side - I only line about the first inch of the scabbard, leaving an air gap around the rest of the blade. I leave the liners a bit long, so I can check the fit without glue, and then trim them after glueing. The wooden throat is pierced very slightly oversized, so it doesn't rub on the blade, but it's precise enough that the tip doesn't touch the lining and lift it.

 

The tapering of the fullers is produced by grinding the fullers before grinding the bevels./distal taper.

 

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Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

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"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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What an incredibly elegant package Jake.

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