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John M Cohea
01-21-2010, 08:10 PM
Here's the lastest from Ray and myself. The sheath for Brutus has a couple of inlayed snakeskin accents and is lightly decorated so as not to detract too much from this magnificent knife!
The gunstock has been tacked, three forged curls, rawhide hand grip, braintanned fringe drop, feather, antler bead, tin cones, a couple of beads,horsehair scalp locks, and a rawhide blade cover. All I have left to do is put two rings on the small curls and make a removable shoulder strap that will hook into them.
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Raymond Richard
01-22-2010, 09:00 AM
John, Looking good! What type of feather is that? I sure hope its turkey.

John M Cohea
01-22-2010, 04:31 PM
Thanks Ray, glad you like it. It is a turkey feather painted to look like a cooper hawk.I get this stuff from Crazy Crow. Years ago I saw a dead hawk on the road and pulled a bunch of feathers just for stuff like this, but I wondered about the laws. I called the fish and wildlife commision and ask them, and they told me in no uncertain terms that it was VERY illegal to have such feathers. I quickly disposed of them!

Raymond Richard
01-22-2010, 05:48 PM
Thanks Ray, glad you like it. It is a turkey feather painted to look like a cooper hawk.I get this stuff from Crazy Crow. Years ago I saw a dead hawk on the road and pulled a bunch of feathers just for stuff like this, but I wondered about the laws. I called the fish and wildlife commision and ask them, and they told me in no uncertain terms that it was VERY illegal to have such feathers. I quickly disposed of them!

John, I'm glad to hear its a turkey feather. Pretty amazing how the wrong feather can get you in a big jamb. Are you back on the river?

Eli Gautreaux
01-22-2010, 09:00 PM
That looks real good fellas, I really like the handle treatment on the warclub!

LR Adkins
01-22-2010, 09:24 PM
I love the primitive stuff, that's right up my alley.2thumbs

Both pieces look really good.

Larry

John M Cohea
01-23-2010, 08:35 PM
Thanks guys! Yeah Ray, I'm back to floatin':mad:

James-G
01-23-2010, 09:37 PM
Great work you both.

Peter Killgore
01-23-2010, 11:14 PM
I sure do like that knife! It feels just as great in the hand as it looks in the picture. The sheath is amazing also!

So with a name like "little Brutus", is there going to be "Big Brutus"? :D

Raymond Richard
01-24-2010, 12:35 AM
I sure do like that knife! It feels just as great in the hand as it looks in the picture. The sheath is amazing also!

So with a name like "little Brutus", is there going to be "Big Brutus"? :D

Peter, I've done Brutus and little Brutus. I haven't had an itch to do "Big Brutus" yet. Maybe once the once the weather warms up and the old bones loosen up.

Stuart Willis
01-24-2010, 04:04 PM
Both are very nice!!!

DC KNIVES
01-24-2010, 04:50 PM
Great work Brother John and Ray.Love them.Dave 2thumbs

JAWilliams
01-24-2010, 05:18 PM
Really like the gunstock club. But it is beautiful work all the way around.