Not a Slingshot - Scandinavian Knife

Discussion in 'Knives, Swords, and other bladed weapons' started by EyAlter, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. EyAlter

    EyAlter New Member

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    Not a slingshot but a knife. Inspired from Tysonspapa knife making thread.

    I got the blade from ebay. Its made in Norway with a long tradition and awesome quality.

    The wood is goldfield ebony and maple for the fine white lines.

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    This was the plan.

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    Everything glued together.

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    Finished Knife after 3 hours of shaping and sanding. Finished with linseed oil.
     
  2. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Very nice knife! I really like the design. I didn't even know you could buy blades like that without a handle, what a great idea! I guess I have yet another project to try. What are you using to bond the blade to the wood? Epoxy?
     

  3. EyAlter

    EyAlter New Member

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    The blade is from Helle. They have almost all blades on ebay for about 30€.

    http://www.helle.no

    I used West Epoxy to bond everything.
     
  4. zurdoman95

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    wow great job on the handle. very nice
     
  5. Tysonspapa

    Tysonspapa New Member

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    very nice. may i suggest, get some furniture wax, rub it on the handle, let it try for a few hours, and then polish it. it gives a great shine to the wood.
     
  6. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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    Beautiful!
    I'm not usually a fan of fixed knives, but this would definitely change my mind.
     
  7. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    You did it!

    Beautiful work!

    If it really is the Helle blade (which it seems to be)
    you might understand why I posted my fovourite
    knife at all..

    And I feel positive bout posting the link! :)

    Ps: the outcome looks even a lot better
    than the Computer-Model! How did the center of the handle
    come out to be? (I believe this was the hardest part..)
    Did you cut a screwthread to the tip of the metal?
    Those norwegians are hammering it on top of a washer..
    How did you solve that issue?

    Let me know pls

    Greetings,

    Be
     
  8. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    pride

    OFF-TOPIC:

    I am really proud of all you skilled "creationalists"!
    so real!- Deep respect! so alive! Deep respect!

    Be
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    very nice!! i love Scandinavian blades!
     
  10. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Nice!

    I did move the thread, though... now that we HAVE a subforum for bladed weapons, we might as well use it :)
     
  11. EyAlter

    EyAlter New Member

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    Thanks all!

    I just drilled a big whole through the raw handle and stuck the blade inside. Had to make the hole a bit bigger at the beginning because it has a taper there.
    The shaft does not stick out of the end. The very last brown block only got a hole half way through so the shaft ends in there. Didnt want to hammer it down like they do in norway. Probably difficult to do without experience.
    I grinded a few kinks in the shaft so the epoxy holds it better.

    The blade is very nice but unfortunatly I made a few scratches on it and there is a tiny epoxy droplet on it. Next time I put oil on the blade before glueing everything. I would love to buy a damast blade next time or a serated edge.

    Oh and its not a computer model. Its a drawing.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
  12. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Great job on that handle sir!