5 Knives #10: A knife for Kaj

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Blog entry by AJM posted 03-05-2013 07:57 PM 1315 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Some times it's cold... Then it snows.. Part 10 of 5 Knives series Part 11: Shaping and more shaping.. »

Kaj has supplied with a lot of wood to help me with my knife making and turning.
This handle uses more traditional materials. He saw the knife with the Purple Heart and liked the colour.
Birch Bark spacers, Thin strips of elk horn. Masur Birch for the handle.

Measure, Mark, Drill, File to fit.
Each piece. The masur Birch handle are 2 angled bores like—> \ |
Before gluing with epoxy I layed the materials out in order of gluing.
The whole process took about 2 hours.

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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#1 posted 03-06-2013 03:33 AM

I like it AJM when you shape the handle do you intend to keep some of the bark on the birch piece?

-- Jim, Mid coast, Maine home of the chain leg vise

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 06:08 AM

I am not entirely sure. These piece of masur birch was prepared as fire wood. I will shape it to the profile that feels nice and if the bark is still there then so be it. The only thing i really think about is the band colours. I will take some pictures later I will do the first “Rough” shaping after college.

-- Englishman in Finland I am guessing that i am Finglish.

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