Gator Leg and Cable

Wade Hougham

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Just finished this one. 7 3/8" long with a 4 1/8" handle.
The blade is cable with a little nickel added. The handle is alligator leg bone with buffalo horn and red, white and blue vulcanized spacers. The guard is from a deer leg bone.
 
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Denny Eller

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Great job, Wade! Love the damascus. If I see any 3 legged gators wandering around I'll know who did the amputation.;)
 

Chris Martin

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Very interesting looker Wade.

If you have any gator tip/tail left....send it on over....Tasty them Gators!!!

Nice creative piece here Wade, Well done!!!

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v-6

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wade , just wondering what you did to to get the green swamp look on the bone .
goodjob1goodjob1goodjob1
vern
 

Wade Hougham

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wade , just wondering what you did to to get the green swamp look on the bone .
goodjob1goodjob1goodjob1
vern

Hey Vern,
I use Fiebings black and brown leather dye, not the oil base.
First I dye it black then let it dry. Sand it down leaving the cracks and crevices black. Next dye it brown let it dry a couple of minutes and then to the buffer. I use tripoli buffing compound, the brown stuff. Here you need to watch carefully because as you buff it will take the dye off. You just buff until you get the look you want. Finish with a clean buffing wheel.
I practiced on a couple of pieces before I put it on the handle.
Good luck. Wade
 
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