Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tiny Handful of Fuschia

Here is a little knife.  It’s 3-inch, 1/8-inch thick blade of S30V steel is followed by a brass guard, a rag micarta spacer, and then a bright purple fuschia-colored Dymondwood handle. The pin passes through the sturdy hidden tang.  The … Continue reading

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7-inch Bowie, S30V Steel and Brazilian Ironwood

It is my pleasure to show you one of the most beautiful knives that have come out of the shop. This 7-inch knife is inspired by such icons as the “ka-bar” Navy Mk. II, the Randall Model 1, and similar … Continue reading

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My Take on the Sgian Dubh–First Try

Over a year ago, someone suggested that I make something on the pattern of the Scottish sock knife, known from ancient times as the Sgian Dubh (pronounced “ski ‘n do”). So, after reading up on it, here is an attempt. … Continue reading

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Ivory Micarta–New and Aged

2013 offered several interesting experiences, one of which was the opportunity to watch and compare as Westinghouse Ivory Micarta (a paper/phenolic laminate) ages. In this respect, the man-made material mimics nature. Interesting, to say the least.  So, here are some … Continue reading

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