Custom Field and Oyster Knives with Old Growth Pine Handles

I recently finished this “knife set” for a client and now friend. The field knife was hand forged from 1095/15N20 “raindrop” pattern welded damascus. The blade is 2 15/16” long with an overall length of 7 13/16”. Along the entire spine is “twisted rope” hand filework. It has peened brass pins and a central “dog paw” mosaic pin. The handles to both are made from stabilized old growth Pine that came from a family barn in Deepstep, GA built in 1926 and has a lot of sentimental value to the owner. The sheath is by Upland Custom Leather.  The oyster knife was also hand forged, but from 5160 HCS with a 2 2/4” blade and total length of 6 11/16” and has the same configuration.  Pine may be soft but it sure can be pretty. Despite the wood being 92+ years old, when I worked it you would have thought I had opened a bottle of Pine-Sol.

I recently finished this “knife set” for a client and now friend. The field knife was hand forged from 1095/15N20 “raindrop” pattern welded damascus. The blade is 2 15/16” long with an overall length of 7 13/16”. Along the entire spine is “twisted rope” hand filework. It has peened brass pins and a central “dog paw” mosaic pin. The handles to both are made from stabilized old growth Pine that came from a family barn in Deepstep, GA built in 1926 and has a lot of sentimental value to the owner. The sheath is by Upland Custom Leather.

The oyster knife was also hand forged, but from 5160 HCS with a 2 2/4” blade and total length of 6 11/16” and has the same configuration.

Pine may be soft but it sure can be pretty. Despite the wood being 92+ years old, when I worked it you would have thought I had opened a bottle of Pine-Sol.

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