Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Well, I didn't think that I was going to finish any more knives before the move, but then as I was cleaning out the shop I saw this one, which I cut the pieces for the handle a long time ago, but never finished, so I thought...this one won't take long at all, and it didn't. No current plans to do any more before we head off to parts unknown, but one can never be sure. The lighting is a little odd on the picture, but I'm not a professional.
Letter Opener 7. 8 3/8” overall, 4 3/8” blade. Blade: Beaten Copper. Full tang. Bolster and Pommel: Lapis Lazuli. Handle: Curly Poplar. Steel pins, Brass Corby Fastener.
This knife was one of my first (AR3) and has been used a bit. The blade seems to still be in great shape, which is encouraging. I was never happy with the handle though, so I borrowed it back in order to revise it. I'm pretty happy with the result.
The new specs for this one are: 10 3/8” overall, 4 5/8”blade. Holly with Coccobolo cross inlay, vulcanized black paper and copper spacer. Brass pins.
So here's the new knives as of mid-february.
AR24 – 6 ¼”overall, 3” blade. Blade: O1 tool steel, blacksmith knife. Heat colored twisted steel handle. 2/11/08
AR25 – 6 ¼” overall, 2 ½” blade. Blade: 1095 high carbon steel, small utility knife. Full tang. Redheart and pine burl handle, leather spacer. Brass Pins. Gloss polyurethane finish. 2/12/08
AR26 – Winds of Change. 8 ¾” overall, 4 ¼” blade. Blade: 1095 high carbon steel, drop point hunter. Hidden tang. Engraved copper bolster. Spalted curly maple and Russian Olive handle. Brass pin. 2/12/08
AR27 – 9 ½”overall, 4 ¾” blade. Blade: O1 tool steel, light scimitar curve. Hidden tang. Bloodwood and copper bolster. Cholla and tuscan red inlace handle. Bloodwood and Copper pommel with inlaid carnelian bead. 2/17/08