It's near the end of the post, but the stamp came out great. I was really happy with it. The most exciting part for me when using G-10 for the handle is matching it with paracord. I'm not sure why, but I love that little added piece.
I know, I know. Seems like I've been doing a lot of survival knives and stuff lately. I really just want to make....everything! And as long as my friends continue to support me and pointing to expensive knives that they like and getting them for like 1/3 of the price. I'm happy to help.
Plus I like monies.
But in all seriousness. It's really fun making my version of manufactured knives. I thought about picking up a random knife magazine and making every knife pictured in it, just to see what my versions would look like.
That's a lot of work though. ;_;
Anywho. I'm pretty exhausted. Also, if you've ordered a knife from me before the middle of April, then it's been shipped. If it's been since the 15th-til now. Then chances are it hasn't been. I don't know why I suck either. >.< But! I plan on having the rest of April filled by the end of this week.
At least that's what my insomnia tells me.
Then!!!! I will have Tomahawks fo sales. Gosh. I'm excited.
The bone actually is blue on this side, which was actually green in the beginning. On the other side it's like....4 different colors. It's weird and awesome. My next knife is a sword. Short sword. Scimitar. Yeah.
I'm hoping that I can take a better picture than I did of this one. As you can tell from all of my knife pictures, I have trouble taking pictures of larger blades. The scimitar is quite a bit larger than this, so I'm still messing with the pictures. Hopefully I has something good for you guys to look at.
That being said I have something aweeesome lined up for later this week. I'm excited for it, even though it's pretty simple.
As awesome as this handle material would have/should have looked, I won't be using it again unless I see it in person. Usually I have some pretty good finds while scouring the internet. It annoys me when they wet the wood down with water and that's the only picture they have of it.
Because! I get screwed on pieces like this. I did my best to save the piece. One of the scales had holes from the burl all the way through the scale. Of course, I claimed I got the handle material from a church, since it was so holey. Sadly, they didn't believe me.
I managed to seal it as much as possible and it actually did come out pretty nice. I'm not happy about the amount of work it took, when it should have been much easier than it was. As far as the design goes, it's not completely original. It's a hidden tang design that a crap load of people use.
I've never seen it in on a full tang knife, so I decided to try it out and see if I liked it. I think I do.
Anyway, I am around and about. Just a little bit on the busy side. I have a few updates that I'll be giving soon. Maybe a tactical marathon, similar to my 6 days of Rebar. Maybe~!
Whew! What week. I hope you guys had a great Labor Day weekend. I was wanting to get online, but I really haven't had time lately. I'm trying to work my way around to doing something really fun for October. Something note worthy. heh. Also!!! I've got pictures of my sword now. But~ I won't be sharing them with you guys until October I think. I want it to be one of the many highlights for the month. I didn't put it on my Facebook since people are complaining about it taking me a while to fill orders. :/ Times like that I want to be like~ Art takes time. But, eh. I just want to make awesome stuff for amazing people. You know? Even if it does take me five years.
Name: Sparrow OAL: 7-ish" Blade Material: 1080 with forged finish Handle Material: Stabilized Maple Burl
I've got more knives coming soon. Awesome knives. Great knives. Stupid knives. Everything and anything you could imagine.
Basically my only hunting knife design. I would love to have this one and maybe my Orange Hunter as my two hunting knife models, but I'm not sure if I really want to do a whole lot of hunting knives. The guard on this one doesn't look exactly like my first Ceros and that is because it is actually damascus and it's a little bit thinner than the first.
I've had the knife finished for a long time now. Like...a looong time. I know it isn't exactly a ground breaking design or knife, but I don't really get to keep much of my work, so I've been holding on to this one. At least until I finish my next project.
Also! You should like my Facebook page to play in the sweepstakes coming in November.
It's true. You don't see many bowies coming out of my shop. Which is actually something that will be changing in the future. Once I'm caught up on my current orders, I will be putting some time into some traditional knives, since it's all the rave in my part of the world. That and people like big knives.
I've been pushing myself to do some hidden tang knives, since I hate doing them. I would loooove to have a line of Ceros knives as my signature hunting knife and some type of cool unique bowie. Which I'm trying to work out.
All of that is for next year though. Still! swords, bowies, hunters, and all that cool stuff will be my canvas in the future, for your viewing pleasure, of course!