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Author Topic: Bear Bone Knife Handle Combo  (Read 1839 times)

Offline tippit

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Bear Bone Knife Handle Combo
« on: August 28, 2017, 07:43:25 PM »
I just couldn't stay away from the forge very long.  Already had a small Bear bone handled knife finished so decided to forge a big brother blade with a small bear's femur for a handle.  It's all forged and ground but still needs quench, temper, final hand sanding, and assembly.  Trying to decide if I want to leave bone as is or tea stain...tippit








Offline doc nock

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Re: Bear Bone Knife Handle Combo
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 07:47:37 PM »
Dang, Son...how many knives make the past 2 weeks??? ;D

Offline tippit

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Re: Bear Bone Knife Handle Combo
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 11:30:23 PM »
Been busy...getting into this black powder stuff :)

Offline tippit

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Re: Bear Bone Knife Handle Combo
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 04:42:43 PM »
I spent part of the day searching the internet for examples of period knives.  Then looked at my knife and scraped it!  Completely reground the blade, making it narrower with a dip in the edge and added a smaller bear bone.  What a learning journey compared to my normal style of knives...but I am having fun.  Blade isn't quenched or assemble and I'm still trying to figure out if the handle should be stained.