Tuesday, February 12, 2013
David's daughter is going to receive the bigger knife from her dad:
Handle - Pacific Northwestern sustainably harvested walnut, no glue
Blade - Puronvarsi hand-forged blade, 75 mm model 5286.
Sheath - Leather
Ginny's knife blade is a teeny tiny chip carving knife with a full tang.
Blade - Damascus Steel. [I cut, shaped, tempered, and sharpened it myself, in a workshop taught by Bob Keegan at Oregon College of Art and Craft (The Intimate Blade). my very first knife blade!] Handle - Unknown wood scrap, brass pins, epoxy
Sheath - Leather.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Greg Wilbur, a wonderful Portland-based artist and maker, has kindly agreed to tutor me in the ways of Raising Copper. This small gourd was hammered out of a flat, circular sheet of copper, after which I experimented with techniques of Repousse, and the patina is just remnants of pitch treated with heat. Since this was my attempt at learning as much as I could about the process, I experimented with the poor thing until it looked like it had had enough abuse for one lifetime.
Friday, October 19, 2012
- Handle: Walnut -- Sustainably harvested in the Pacific Northwest, where the iron in the soil gives the Walnut the most delicious red tinge.
- Blade: Mora from Sweden 96 mm (Laminated Steel)
- Sheath: Rawhide Leather, treated with Olive oil and Lemon juice
This Handle shape has officially been named "The Meghan," seeing as it was inspired by a dear friend of mine who took her knife farming all summer: Meghan Morris.