Some of you who have been following my blog long time may have noticed that the update slows down as when I am on holiday, that is because I fill up my 24h of day with things I need to do and want to do.
In the day time I am at home duty work. This summer is reorganizing garden. Gathering all garden plants to one spot, expanding the vegetable garden, and hopefully can manage to build a fire pit for grilling.
|new vegetable garden to be..|
|Hope to get this fire pit done this summer...|
|gathering plants to here. use to be filled with annoying large bush..|
|Took out wall and there was large space hidden...|
Then the night time, I go to basement, making knives, modding outing gears, sharpening axes.. :)
Talking about the knife, I am still at trying to get the satisfactory look on those neck knives. The Makiri neck knife. I am remaking the handle now for the 3rd times. 1st one was getting nicely, but then I clacked it when peening the brass pin. The second one was just did not like the grain of wood, the 3rd one.... Nothing wrong on this one, but I can tell that I will not gonna like this one when I finished, so I am quite sure, I am going to make the 4th one....
I was getting frustrated on this project, so picked up the one I am making it for my best friend "The Crazy Mexican". (See the post http://bushnblade.blogspot.com/2012/04/it-was-easter-holyday-and-has-4-days-of.html#links)
This type blade is not the first time, so coming up fast and no difficulties. So I have tried new materials on this knife.
What do you think?
Blade: forged from old file.
Blade Length; 80mm
Blade thickness; 5.4mm (at bottom) 4.3mm (at tip side)
Material; Orapihlajat (Crataegus monogyna, known as common hawthorn), cow horn bolster, leather spacer
Tang: concealed narrow tang
Total length: 200mm
Still need to finish the sheath then final polish. But I really like this materials. Especially the wood, it is very hard but not like oak, it has good elasticity as well and I love this color and texture.