Discussion in 'Steel, Hardware, & Handle Material' started by FORGE, Oct 21, 2013.
Incredible work, all around! Could you tell us a bit about the leather sheath? It's got a very interesting antique looking finish I've never seen before. Thanks!
It is just a darker stain applied first with a brush then the whole sheath is finished with a lighter stain.
Aha, very cool technique. Also wondering how you got that fine dark ring around the scale pins? Or is that a trade secret? Thanks
Similar to Cal, to get that mottled effect I have dyed the whole sheath with tan, then using a Q-tip I rolled on some medium brown dye on top. It's in the application of the darker dye that makes it look natural. No brushy looking strokes or blobs or drops. Rather a fluid rolling motion with random contact of the spinning Q-tip to add the streaks.
Unbelievable work. I can't fathom that somebody can make steel look like that. It both exciting and very daunting to realize how much there is to learn about knife making. At this point, i'm still hoping I can make a straight bevel.
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