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Moose Hunter's Knife

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Roman, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    I made this knife for the guy who is keen moose and bear hunter.

    Blade is hand forged by Pasi Hurttila. 80CrV2 steel, 130 mm long
    Handle - Karelian birch and moose antler. Sami style carving on antler.

    As always criticism and comments are very welcome and highly appreciated. ))

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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    criticism?? oh okay, there is a speck of dust on the blade in last picture:roflmao
     
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  3. Prevenge

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    Roman .... stop making me soak my beard in drool. If it isn't your gorgeous carving work that makes me say "Wow...just ...wow!" it's got to be your fitment of handle materials. Curved, contoured bone AND it slides over the wood on the butt end?

    edit~ Just looking again does the bone slide over or is that an inset piece of the birch? kind of looked like the grain changed direction. very impressive nonetheless.

    WOW haha. I can't even fathom doing anything like that myself yet....let alone fitting a blade without a ricasso that precise. If I ever stop being a hobo I am buying one of your knives. Just....wow.
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Looks great Roman. Did you use a sliver of leather between the birch and antler? It's like a dark brown line.
     
  5. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    Thank you guys!

    This is basically just a decorative wood plug to cover rivet. Tang goes through the whole handle and is riveted at the end...

    Black paper/birch bark/black paper. Paper is soaked in epoxy, birch bark not so much...
     
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    Very nicely done as usual. You have so much talent!
     
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    Wow!!!!!! So damn fine Roman... Your work is lunacy!!! Seriously not trying to blow smoke up your butt or anything, but every time I see one of these creations you make I expect it to be in a museum or something. The smoothed moose antler with all the detail in the carving and that insane Karelian birch is incredible, yet combined with such a seemingly simple form it just comes together so well I could see it being an ancient treasure just as easily as in a modern collection, but most of all I want to actually use it because as amazing is it is fresh and new, I believe a knife like that will age wonderfully when used for it's intended job!
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2016
  8. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    Thank you guys!

    That would be very sad... I prefer my knives to be used. And, based on the customers feedback, most of them are being used. )) This particular one might be used to skin the moose right now, as it's owner is out to north Quebec for the moose hunt...
     
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  9. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Another beautiful knife Roman! Amazing.
     
  10. Jim T

    Jim T Active Member

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    Absolutely gorgeous!
     
  11. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Fantastic work Roman.
     

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