bone knife

Discussion in 'Knives, Swords, and other bladed weapons' started by Tilia, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    i like the blades in this board and want to show you one of my creations
    all made by hand with all natural materials

    the blade is a old cow bone i stole from my dog
    the handle is a leg bone of a roe deer
    its gleud with birch-pitch and bined first with sinew from the same roe deer
    and after that the handle is wrapped with rope made of the inner bark from the lime tree (tilia :cool:)
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  2. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Ok question, compared to a flint knife, how sharp is that bone?

    You got that one looking flat, most big bones I ever came across were very round in cross section, hard to get a long flat piece out of it.

    Last question while I'm familar with birch tree's how are you collecting the sap to make that binding?

    I can't imagine the hours spent making that bone blade, very nice work!
     
  3. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Wow, what interesting knives. Nice work. Are they strong enough to be used? Or are they more for visual appreciation?
     
  4. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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  5. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    sharpness of the bone vs flint
    flint is sharper but more brittle bone knifes can be very sharp to but the edge tends to roll out
    bone knifes are best to cut meat
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDFuvVNK8OU[/ame]

    the blade is made off a big bone, they have thick walls were you can get a flat pice out
    cow, horse, elk and moose bones work good, they are big and thick
    hope the crude picture helps to explain

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    how to make birch-pitch...
    thats pretty easy
    take a good amount of birch-bark and roll them up in a tin in witch you have poked a hole in the bottom, seal the tin...
    now bury a other tin with a smaller diameter in the sand
    place the first container on the second and build a fire around it, the heat and pressure forces the pitch out of the bark and it will run through the hole in the lower container
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    it has many use, its been used to seal wood, rot-proof rope, glue, lubrication, mosquito repelland, even as a medicine
    russian patriots used it in WWII
     
  6. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    they are functional although i don't tend to use them
    i made them to learn the technic and practice my skills

    now they just sitting there being pretty
     
  7. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    cool knives!!
     
  8. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Thank you very much for the time.
    I agree that is one wicked looking knife.
     
  9. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    That is a beauty i wish I would be able to do all this stuff :/

    J
     
  10. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    thanks to all for the compliments :)

    glad you all liked it
     
  11. HandForged13

    HandForged13 New Member

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    Dude, that's pretty cool. Bone weapons always look amazing!
     
  12. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    birch-pitch

    This is truely admirable!

    chapeau! :)

    Be
     
  13. Otees

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    How do you put an edge on it? I've always wanted to make a bone knife :) as I have no flint. I'm pretty new to knife making. But once again awesome job!!
     
  14. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Wow! Really cool! Great work :D
     
  15. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    just a lot of sanding A LOT...
    i used modern sand paper, but if you really wanna go aboriginal you can use sand stone or leather with sand or even shark skin
     
  16. Tilia

    Tilia Junior Member

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    not only do they look cool imho...
    but they are also non-metallic and therefor not decidable :cool:
     
  17. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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    Haha Sanding is the ultimate test of patience but has the best results. There is lots of sandstone in my area and I want to conserve my sand paper so I might use sandstone. Thank you very much for the advice!! :)