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From Junk to Jewel

This axe came into the shop as an ugly little hatchet-head, covered with dings, dull as a brick, and mushroomed from being used as a splitting wedge. The first job was to get the remains of the old handle out.  … Continue reading

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Another Bowie–Walnut Dymondwood and S30V

This knife turned out especially nice. Here are some pictures. 7-inch blade, swedged clip, 1/4″ thick, S30V steel, bead-blasted non-reflective finish; Walnut Dymondwood handle, mortised tang. Weight of knife: 12 oz. Sold.

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Dad’s First Twin Knives

After at least two years of spare moments, I am thrilled to be able to present the first two knives my father has made. These knives are his projects, intended to give him the experience of the entire process of … Continue reading

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Mounting A Firesteel on a Bushcraft Knife Sheath

Here are some pictures of my Bushcraft model, and retro-fitting the sheath with a firesteel (aka ferro rod, metal match, etc.)  Feel free to try it on your own sheath, if you feel confident doing so. First, I cut 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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Scandinavian Star

This set of knives is definitely one-of-a-kind! They have been in the process for a long time, in between regular work. The blades are made from Swedish saw steel, heat-treated to approximately RC 58. The blades are about .089 inch … Continue reading

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