Thanks Sally, every thing is done by me, except the metal billet itself, I don't have the forge the equipment and the place for foreign steel. But I design and cut the steel, heat treated it and temper it, and grind it and sharpen it, drill the holes, make the micarta (laminated paper strip/cloth with resin in between) for the handel, prepare the mosaic pin, I also PREPARE all the chemicals I need like the Fheric chloride I use for etchings the steel, and I don't say nothing abaout the leathers work! I so enjoy this hobby because it make me learn so much new things, I love it!WOW Benny! you sew them by hand???? yikes! That knife is precious! Someday I want to purchase one from you for a keepsake for sure, with some of the designs you have sent, they mean so much! I love this hobby, its amazing!! That etching is done with a chemical? so pretty in the light!
Very nice. Your work was always nice, vut it is definitely improving!My son's squad commander got a promotion, so he is leaving them, they decided to give him a present, a custom made knife, so guess who has been chosen ? that is the result:
Damascus steel, 2 kind of micarta has handel, DIY mosaic pin, hand made knife sheath.