According to some, I am not old. Not sure what I am doing here but here goes. Do to several joint problems in my favorite arm, hand, and wrist my knife making has pretty much stopped. Around 3 weeks ago I got a call from a fellow in Little Rock that had received one of my knives as a gift from a friends collection who had just passed away. We got to talking and I was telling him about the knife I had just started working on a few days before his call. Up until then I was in a pretty deep knife making rut. I had lost all interest until then. While working on this knife I started noticing the desire to be making once again. Got it and the sheath finished up a few days ago but the photo's I had taken inside were all pretty bad. Got some sunshine today which made for much better photos. This piece will be heading to Little Rock.
The knife has a mystery steel blade, most likely forged out of a piece of leaf spring. The blade is 4 1/4". Pretty sure the piece of crown stag is from a small Montana whitetail. Used mild steel for the fittings. The knife is around 9" overall. This sheath is made like a sandwich. Buckskin on both the inside and outside with thin cowhide scrap leather in the center. Didn't want to go purchase any new leather right at this time.