FINISHED!: a Neo-Tribal work knife

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FINISHED!: a Neo-Tribal work knife

Postby Storm Crow on Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:21 pm

I haven't posted any new work on here in a while. In the meantime, I have been moving into a new shop and outfitting it so I can do my work without having to bum work area off of other people. And here is the first piece I've started in the new shop:

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This is forged from a piece of automobile leaf spring and quenched in vegetable oil. The edge was filed by hand. Since this picture was taken, it was soaked in vinegar to remove the rest of the scale, leaving behind the forged texture, and then gone over with a Scotchbrite wheel to clean it and brighten it.

This is a comission for a member of a different forum I read.

More pictures as I finish up.
The Wasteland Crow Project: http://wastelandcrow.blogspot.com

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Re: FINISHED!: a Neo-Tribal work knife

Postby Storm Crow on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:35 pm

I finished this up today.

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The light is shining off at an odd angle, it doesn't look that shiny in real life. It's still forge finished, I just cleaned all the oxidation off.

The handle is 20 gauge copper wire with cotton cord Turk's head knots on the ends. The wraps (copper and cotton) are sealed with amber shellac.

The sheath is a simple fold-over Kydex sheath. I opened up the top a bit to keep it from catching on the knotwork as you sheath and unsheath it.
The Wasteland Crow Project: http://wastelandcrow.blogspot.com

Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

Visit a new blog that a friend and I set up to share our thoughts and projects:

http://shareourcampfire.blogspot.com/

My new blog dedicated to the metalwork that I make and sell: http://helmforge.blogspot.com
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Re: FINISHED!: a Neo-Tribal work knife

Postby macclint on Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:29 am

That is a just plain cool looking knife. And, in a survival situation, you've got a lot of snare wire. :D
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Re: FINISHED!: a Neo-Tribal work knife

Postby Storm Crow on Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:14 pm

Thanks, Clint! I hadn't considered the snare wire aspect... :)
The Wasteland Crow Project: http://wastelandcrow.blogspot.com

Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

Visit a new blog that a friend and I set up to share our thoughts and projects:

http://shareourcampfire.blogspot.com/

My new blog dedicated to the metalwork that I make and sell: http://helmforge.blogspot.com
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Re: FINISHED!: a Neo-Tribal work knife

Postby Storm Crow on Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:18 pm

I hope this isn't gettng annoying, but I just got some better pictures of the knife and wanted to put them up. They're the last ones for this particular blade, I promise.

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Re: FINISHED!: a Neo-Tribal work knife

Postby unbeliever00 on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:19 am

Wow! I really appreciate your work! The hard work is worth because you have done a very nice output.
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Re: FINISHED!: a Neo-Tribal work knife

Postby alexanderthesoso on Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:09 pm

Storm Crow wrote:Thanks, Clint! I hadn't considered the snare wire aspect... :)



reading Clints post, I totally thought he had a typo on spare. then I realized who we are talking about!
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