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Chris Covington

Bone Handled Skinner

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Ive only been making knives for a few months so Im still a complete newbie.  This is my latest attempt.  The blade is forge welded cable.  The handle is bone with stainless steel pins and thong hole.  This was my first attempt at vine filework as well.  I think it came out ok

 

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That is VERY nice work. What kind of bone and what did you use for glue or is it just the pins holding it in?

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Looks very nice I would be hard pressed to believe a "complete newbie" made it. Keep sharing the great work!

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nice vine work, really adds a level of fanciness to it.

Keep at it mate it looks like you know what your doing.

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"only been making knives for a few months..."  I'm curious to know how long you've been blacksmithing, as well as how you forged the spine to look like that.  Again really nice!

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I started blacksmithing 6 months ago and made my first knife about 3 months ago. I've had some good teachers including Lyle Wynn and Brian and Ed Brazael. I've made about 10 knives so far and one sword. I tend to bounce back and forth between blades and more general blacksmithing.

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I always enjoy vine file work. I'm gonna try a tribal pattern on my fathers knife. Which reminds me I need to start working on that again now that I'm all better lol.

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Your only at it a few months must have been very good months.....or longer months than I'm used too. Nice work keep them coming.

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Very nice looking piece and very advanced indeed! for your experience level---but not as good as it could be for the stated use.  

1 that handle will get slippery when used for skinning

2 the filework along the handle spine will be terrible to keep clean.

 

As a display piece ++;  as a user not as good as you could have made it

 

I am a firm believer in integrating the proposed use case into the design process.

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