Wedding Gift Knives

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Project by PPK posted 11-10-2017 05:31 PM 926 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been waiting to post this until the 2017 Knife Swap reveal date. I don’t know why, I probably could have earlier. But I figured everyone would be in the knife-mode :-)

Anyway, since I was having so much fun making knives, I decided to make a present for my cousin and his new wife instead of just giving boring old money.

The bread knife and boning knife are both blanks that I bought on the internet, and then put bloodwood scales on. Maybe someday I’ll get really motivated to make my own blank. I don’t know that I know enough about steel yet. At any rate, I used a chunk of brass the make the bolster for the boning knife. I’ve done a fair amount of boning in my life, butchering cows and pigs, and know that having a pretty decent bolster helps to protect your hand from hitting sharp bones. That was my rationale for making the bolster, at any rate!

A few progress shots are below:



-- Pete

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 11-10-2017 05:39 PM

Nice work again, Pete! Putting on handles is plenty, especially when you do such nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 11-10-2017 06:17 PM

Great set Pete. That’s a fine wedding gift!

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

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#3 posted 11-10-2017 06:40 PM

Nice work!

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 11-10-2017 08:39 PM

Looks great, I like the bloodwood a lot

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 11-11-2017 01:42 AM

These should go over really well for a wedding present. Hand made knife set!

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

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#6 posted 11-11-2017 12:45 PM

Wow! These knives are so beautiful and nicely done.

elluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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