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Stuorra Niibi - Big Knife

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Roman, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Stuorra niibi means "big knife" in Sami language, or more common word for it is leuku. Don't really know if this knife can be called leuku... )) But anyways, this is collaborative project with @Rick Marchand, who forged this awesome blade.
    Steel is 52100 high carbon steel, addition of 1.5% chromium makes it less prone to rust than most of carbon steels whereas high carbon content (1.1%) makes it hard and durable.
    Blade is 160 mm by 32 mm.
    Handle: Karelian birch and reindeer antler.
    Sheath: Reindeer antler and vegetable tanned leather.
    Sami style carving on antler parts.

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

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  2. Prevenge

    Prevenge Member

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    Hmmm......WOW! I could go into details about everything I like about this but I don't have that kind of time. Excellent work , both of you.
     
  3. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Best New Maker

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    Such a beatiful work of art Roman!
     
  4. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Wow! The details, fit, finish...Wow, just wow! Well done Roman.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very, very nice Roman. Perfectly executed. It's always cool to see how the carving works around the pins in the sheath.
     
  6. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Thank you guys!
     
  7. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I am just going to hit like from now on:cool:
     
  8. Ryan Ladurantaye

    Ryan Ladurantaye Active Member

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    Roman you never disappoint. The detail in your work is amazing. I have a question about the blade. Did they use a special die or marked hammer to introduce a pattern into the rough finished area. I think I see some repeating marks but my eyes could be playing tricks on me.
     
  9. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    I don't see repeating pattern there. But you can ask @Rick Marchand directly. He made the blade... ;)
     
  10. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    Fantastic work as always Roman. I love seeing your knives.
     
  11. Rick Runciman

    Rick Runciman New Member

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    A masterpiece Roman. Such nice scrimshaw work on the (bone) pieces. That didn't happen quickly.
     
  12. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    It does take some time for sure... :D

    Thank you guys!
     
  13. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Awesome work. Fantastic detail.
     
  14. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Amazing... when I see work like this, I just don't know what to say... "amazing" and "fantastic" just don't seem to cover it.
     
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  15. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand New Member

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    Your eye is correct! Those marks were put in with a texturing hammer. It was forged from 52100 round stock, ground flat, then textured before heat treating. It gives it a different look from the typical as-forged finish.
     
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