Thanks. I used to make bows 20 years ago and we would heat treat the bamboo with a flame. The process does something to the natural resins but I couldn't tell you what. I just know that it hardens it a bit. So it's a hard, functional and replaceable option over wood. I have tons of wood and some...
I haven't forged san mai in ten years. This was a piece of nickel plated mild steel with 1085 core. Handle is fire hardened bamboo with raw hide wrap.
Will do a raw hide sheath tomorrow
Thanks for looking.
It's been ages since I have been here.
Thought I'd share some recent work as a intro.
Made pocket knives for ages but have since sold most of my workshop and have gone primitive.
Now full time evangelist and part time knife maker
Just finished off this one. A little bowie in N690 stainless with Wild Olive. :D
OAL = 400mm
Blade = 265mm x 44mm x 6mm
So just a little under 16 Inches overall.
Guard is N690 with orange G10 for the spacers. Blade is 57 RC
As usual comments and crit are always appreciated
Here's a set I finished over the week end. Something new I am starting - pens and matching folders.
Hope you like:D
OAL = 160mm
Blade = 67mm x 19mm x 3mm
SS liners, Palm and N690 bolster sandblasted.
Blade is N690