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Hollowdweller
2007-01-16, 13:33
Convex and Scandi grind blades are some of my favorites. I saw on the British Blades Site where Shing, a maker who posts there was selling some "baby bushy blades" a scandi grind bushcraft blade with a 3" blade so I thought I'd get one.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/hollowdweller/baby4.jpg

I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a handle so Ms HD and I went out to the woods and cut some Slippery Elm to use as a handle.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/hollowdweller/crosscut.jpg

My table saw was down so I sent it to my friend Andy to cut into blanks. The blanks looked good when he mailed them back but once I put them on and contoured them they had a really wild, cool grain pattern.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/hollowdweller/inhand-1.jpg

I used a Bark River Aurora as a guide in contouring the handle, and some red fiber spacer material under the scales for decoration. It seems to cut well I cut the crap out of my finger on it this morning very sharp:afraid: and I tried it on some wood too.:beer:

Anyway here's the belly on the thing it fills the hand well shouldn't blister even on extended cutting.

Think I may do a neck sheath for it!
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/hollowdweller/belly.jpg

lucky luke
2007-01-16, 14:58
hi hollowdweller,

very nice! seems you found the perfect piece of wood for the blade. congratulation!

happy cuttings:ahhhhh:
lucky luke

Take-a-knee
2007-01-16, 15:08
That is beautiful HD.

Turk
2007-01-16, 15:46
Beautiful graining!! thats a prize winner for sure. Interesting
geometry on the handle work. Looks very practical. Very nice.
:adore: :adore: :adore:

Iceman
2007-01-16, 23:30
Very nice job, makes me want to give it a try. I would add checkering to it for grip, but this may poop it up a bit... Beautiful woodworking HD!

dropkick
2007-01-17, 01:40
It's beautiful. :adore:

n2o2diver
2007-01-17, 02:00
That is cool.
Did you treat the wood? Stain? Wax? Oil? or did it just darken like that?

incognito
2007-01-17, 10:52
Nice piece of steel, first class project, nice work, I like the looks of the grain in the handle, you do nice work!!!!!!! kudos!!!!!!!

Hollowdweller
2007-01-17, 12:41
That is cool.
Did you treat the wood? Stain? Wax? Oil? or did it just darken like that?

Linseed.

Iceman checkering would be cool if I knew how to do it!

Take-a-knee
2007-01-17, 13:07
Upon second glance of the picture of you and your better half harvesting the elm wood, I can't help but comment that not many men can convince their significant others to run the end of a crosscut. I'll bet you make her cook with wet stovewood!

stray1
2007-01-17, 22:04
The knife is a Beauty!! It looks great. Are you going to wear it as a neck knife?
I would like to see the sheath when it is complete because it seems a little large for neck use.

Iceman
2007-01-17, 23:31
HollowDweller, the checkering came to mind when I saw the back profile of your handle, reminded me of my 357.

Go check out checkering tools over at woodzone.com

http://www.woodzone.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=217501

Hollowdweller
2007-01-18, 10:57
The knife is a Beauty!! It looks great. Are you going to wear it as a neck knife?
I would like to see the sheath when it is complete because it seems a little large for neck use.

Here you go. I wore it hiking last night and it didn't seem too heavy. I'm no sheathmaker. A while back I bought a bundle of scrap leather and laces at the local flea market and then I stitched it up with some hemp twine.

I tried to take a pic with it on, to give it some scale but I didn't have my tripod and when I held the camera away with one hand I couldn't get the camera far enough away.