Carved Basket Weave Walnut Hunter

J. Doyle

Dealer - Purveyor
#1
Here's my latest knife. This carving is something I've wanted to do for a while now. It is all hand carved.

Specs:
Forged 80CrV2 blade with selective French patina
3 3/4" blade, 8 1/4" overall, .170" thick at the ricasso w/ full distal taper
Rounded spine and ricasso
Black g-10 collars with raised rounded and coined stainless spacer
American black walnut handle, hand carved with 3D basket weave pattern
Stainless checkered finial screw.

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C Craft

Well-Known Member
#5
Holy Camoly, I am speechless as how to describe how much that one impresses me!! When I first saw where you were working on this one and the pic I am thinking I am looking at a sheath stamped with a basket weave!

Then when realize that is a carved handle, out of a very hard wood. The whole package appears totally flawless!

It sits your mind to thinking how and how long and then your drawn back into the knife again, and I find myself sitting here admiring your work with my mouth hanging open. The amount of time and effort that has to go into a piece such as that! It is apparent that piece is an extension of yourself!!

John, you are indeed a master at your craft!!
 

BrandantR

Well-Known Member
#7
That is hands down the best looking knife that I've seen on here in a long time. I've been a woodcarver for many years and a knife maker for a few. This one appeals to both of my hobbies. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

So, if I may ask, is that French patina done with French's mustard? It's fantastic!
 

J. Doyle

Dealer - Purveyor
#9
Holy Camoly, I am speechless as how to describe how much that one impresses me!! When I first saw where you were working on this one and the pic I am thinking I am looking at a sheath stamped with a basket weave!

Then when realize that is a carved handle, out of a very hard wood. The whole package appears totally flawless!

It sits your mind to thinking how and how long and then your drawn back into the knife again, and I find myself sitting here admiring your work with my mouth hanging open. The amount of time and effort that has to go into a piece such as that! It is apparent that piece is an extension of yourself!!

John, you are indeed a master at your craft!!
Thanks Cliff. I appreciate your kind words.
 

J. Doyle

Dealer - Purveyor
#11
That is hands down the best looking knife that I've seen on here in a long time. I've been a woodcarver for many years and a knife maker for a few. This one appeals to both of my hobbies. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

So, if I may ask, is that French patina done with French's mustard? It's fantastic!
Thanks Brandant. Yep....regular French's yellow mustard.
 

Self Made Knives

Well-Known Member
#12
This is why you're my knife hero! Awesome! I'd love to know how you get your G10 guards and spacers to look so smooth, seems like no matter how much a sand and polish I can still see and feel the weave texture in it.
 

Rick Otts

Well-Known Member
#13
Just when I think you made your best knife ever you come out with another that tops it.That is some fine work there MR Doyle!
 

MikeL

KNIFE MAKER
#15
Fantastic. A great eye for flow and some very steady hands! I think I would have gone cross-eyed attempting something like this and I’m not sure I have the patience this must have taken.
 
#20
Can anyone tell me if they have done a mustard finish on A2...and how it looked?


I'm thinking of experimenting with steak sauce...'cause then it'd be A1 on A2....sorry couldn't resist...lol (serious about the mustard question)
 
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