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Impressed by his work and knowing my friend, Andrea, made the sheaths, I put in an order.
It arrives tomorrow by post and I am over the moon with excitement!
I've traveled the journey of this hand made knife each step of the way. Andrea has sent me these nice pictures as the knife progressed.
First I selected the blade style:
This is my actual blade in the raw being shaped and sharpened.
I was next presented with a selection of wood for the handle. I went with the amazing burl with a little bit of a green tint.
I circled my selection and David went back to work.
Handle was roughed in then shaped.
Here is the final handle (I can't wait to hold it!):
Andrea knows I like kitties and love Jaguar cars... so she knew just what I needed on the sheath.
A veterinarian by training, Andrea has MAD leather skills.
Sheath color.... black of course. Stained and treated:
I feel a bit like royalty going to the armourer. Here is the finished knife:
Hope those of you who appreciate such things like it. I'll post more impressions once it is in my hot clammy hands.