Monday, 27 July 2009
More recent shot of Diplo Jnr's workbench. The knife blank is one of those rather pricey hand forged steel pieces from Scandinavia favoured by Ray Mears and his followers. When it arrived in the post I couldn't quite believe how beautifully made it is or how sharp ! The plan is to make up the handle with a brass hilt and a collection of bits to be bonded and shaped as one, probably finished with a turned piece of aluminium for the butt. For the main shaft of the handle we have a very fine and extremely hard piece of Box we turned up on the lathe. We've an assortment of Buffalo horn, Red Deer antler, Rhinoceros hide (from and old pair of boots) and some Ivory to make up the laminated pieces. Finished product should be great and certainly unique. MORE LAMINATION !