Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Brontu Neck Knife

Another knife finished. This time it's a a neck knife. I hope you like it!

Steel: N690 (cryogenic heat treatment)
Blade thickness: 3 mm
Blade length: 4,5 cm
Overall length: 10,5 cm 
Handle material: Brown Canvas Micarta
Sheath material: Leather


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hunter becoming a soldier.... CUSTOMIZATION

My colleague ask me to make a customization of a knife he gets from his father. The knife is about 30 years old and is a custom made by a yard worker. The blade is made of a propeller. A handle was too smal and uncomfortable because of edgy guard. There was also a very low in height convex grind so the knife was not able to cut easy. I wanted to make something more usable so I made a new handle from green canvas micarta and give the knife a scandi/bushcraft grind

Original knife...
After customization...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Orange Survival Set (Part 2)

I didn't forget about this one. Two years after first drawnings I have a large blade (already heat treated) and a small blade (ready for heat treating). Also a firesteel, Fallkliven DC3 sharpener, orange paracord, orange kydex... even an orange tread for sewing leather. What I don't have is some more free time ;)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Recreating a tsuba by Ford Hallam

One of the memebers of  Polish Guild of Knifemakers (I don't remember if I wrote that I am a member of that guild...) showed me a fantastic short film about making a tsuba for Katana sword by classical Japanese metal artist Ford Hallam. This guy is amazing! You have to watch it!
It's unbelievable what people can do using only the simplest tools and their talent...