I have taken a break from my bow attempts to finish this. The blade is an old lumber mill blade; a big band saw. The handles are diamond willow, with a bone bead that I cut in half and glued in place. I had brass rivets but did not like the looks of them, so I remove the one I put in. I used the rawhide wrap to cover this minor mistake. I will fix it later with small pins. I use an epoxy to hold it together for now.
The blade and the wood for the handles were given to me by a friend I had in Alaska, 6 years ago. As I worked on this knife I thought of a dear friend that has long been lost. One who went on a bear hunt and is still hunting. I guess this is one of the small reasons it took me so long to finish. I would always pull out the pieces and sand and shape them but never finished it. Although there is one or two thing I need to do it is done, and memories of a great friend, hunting partner and of a great lose recounted.
-------------------- Coureur des Bois Big Jim: Buffalo Bows 62" 60@27 & 65@27 ThunderChilds 56" 62@27 & 70@27 ML & Shrew Knives With a sturdy bow, a true shaft, and a stout heart, we journey forth in search of adventure.
Dr. Saxton Pope Posts: 2290 | From: Montreal, Quebec | Registered: Jan 2006
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