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Birch Bark And Antler...

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Roman, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Here is a little puukko I just finished.
    Blade 82 mm, hand forged by Pasi Hurttila.
    Handle - birch bark, reindeer antler, and brass.
    Overall length is 185 mm.

    As always, comments and criticism are welcome and much appreciated. ))

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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    the bark looks real nice, what is it finished with?
     
  3. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. The birch bark looks great. It really jumps out at you. Of course your work on the antler is great as usual.

    And your work with birch bark actually had me go out and harvest a bunch the last time I was up at the farm. So now I've got some there just sitting and waiting for the right project.
     
  4. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Thank you guys!

    Birch bark does not need any finish. It is rich in birch oil and does not need any extra stuff. I just wiped it with mineral oil for look...
     
  5. SoberEdge

    SoberEdge StonehurstKnives on Instagram

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    You make a beautiful knife Roman! How many hours invested in a knife such as this??
     
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  6. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very nice Roman. What are the thin light colour sections in the handle laminations...brass?
     
  7. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Thank you guys!

    It's hard to say. Since it's my hobby, not main work I spend on hour today, two hours other day, then an evening... And I also take it easy and enjoy the process. Carving took about 5-6 hours. Stitching sheath about 1.5-2 hours. Making handle - a few evenings... ))

    Yes, it's 0.004" brass sheets. In real life they look better than on photos...
     
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    Awesome. That's about the perfect size for my preference.
     

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