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Damascus Knife with Presentation Box

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Project by HokieKen posted 09-05-2017 11:40 AM 2693 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son’s birthday was last week. For this year’s gift, I decided to make him a knife. On vacation a few weeks ago, I picked up a Damascus blade blank from Smoky Mountain Knife Works. The blank as purchased is in photo 5.

I added some scales from some nice burly Eucalyptus that LJ ki7hy sent me from his domestic AZ woods. The blank with the rough scales and brass pins added is in the last picture.

I wanted to make a small presentation box for the knife. I had never made a bandsaw box. I had a piece of air dried Walnut that I liked the colors and grain on and thought the engrain would like nice on the top. So I basically took my piece of scrap and started cutting away at it on the bandsaw and ended up with this :-) I took a small piece of BEM scrap and made the handle.

I put a small magnet in the bottom of the drawer to hold the knife in place and flocked it with a wine-colored flocking. Flocking was also a new experience for me. I love the way it looks! Finish on the box is a single coat of 50:50 BLO:MS just to enhance the grain then 3 coats of wipe-on poly. The scales on the knife got 3 coats of BLO then 3 coats of spray lacquer. The lacquer was sanded with 600 wet/dry between coats and rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and a drop of BLO after the final coat.

I’m happy with how the knife turned out. I love the scales, photos can’t do the colors and grain in this wood justice. The box was fun and easy. I see many more bandsaw boxes in my future. (In fact I’m already working on my second one) Most importantly though, Brandon was tickled with it so I’ll consider it a job well done ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-05-2017 11:44 AM

The knife turned out great. That damascus is eye appealing. The competition rises.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-05-2017 12:29 PM

You made a pretty, Kenny!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 09-05-2017 12:40 PM

Kenny this is some very nice work, both the box and the knife. I am sure it will be a treasure.

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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#4 posted 09-05-2017 01:28 PM

Both the knife and the presentation box are outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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builtinbkyn

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#5 posted 09-05-2017 01:33 PM

Nice work on the knife and bandsaw box. I looks like a complete package. I’m sure your son loved receiving it. Now we know what to expect in the knife swap ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#6 posted 09-05-2017 01:36 PM

Loving everything about this. Knife is fantastic and the box is awesome. This is a life long knife for sure. Awesome job buddy.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 09-05-2017 01:55 PM

I can see missing only one thing glitter ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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HokieKen

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#8 posted 09-05-2017 02:12 PM

Thanks guys. It was good practice for the knife swap!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 09-05-2017 02:35 PM

Ken, your knife turned out beautiful! The band saw box for presentation is equally as nice. Really super job buddy!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 09-05-2017 02:53 PM

Top three!!! Yeah buddy!

Everything you post hits a top three in like 5 minutes. That’s gloat worthy!

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#11 posted 09-05-2017 05:46 PM

Beautiful job on the knife and the box! Congrats!

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#12 posted 09-05-2017 06:44 PM

Wow. Lucky Son.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 09-06-2017 12:30 AM

Great job on this knife and box as well! A wonderful presentation.

-- AJ

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#14 posted 09-06-2017 12:36 AM

Nice job on that knife ken…..uh…Daddy! ;-)

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#15 posted 09-06-2017 12:56 AM

Quite the handsome set.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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