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Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
If my count is correct, this is knife no. 125 that I have built. Not a lot, but a good start. It is a 8.5 inch hunter. Made from 1095, brass bolsters, brass pins, redwood burl, Wickett & Craig leather, lacing. It is going elk hunting this fall. One of my favorites knife builds and I love this sheath...



























 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
My neighbor is a semi-professional photographer. He has a home studio with all the do-dads and whatchamacallits. Here are some pictures that he took of the redwood handled knife. Way better than my photographs. Amazing what a couple thousand dollars worth of stuff and some training can get you in return.











 

John Wilson

Well-Known Member
What a difference lighting makes, huh? The knife looked great already in your photos, but the very well done photos really bring out how nice of a knife this is. I especially like the beveled fitment between the bolsters and scales and your pin spacing and placement is so well done. I also really like the oversized integral guard. Super nice knife!
 

C Craft

Well-Known Member
Dennis, you have been holding out on us!! Actually this has been up a while and it is the first time I really looked at it! I am impressed and I don't say that often! Great work!!!
 

Casey Brown

Well-Known Member
Knife is made from 1075. 5 inch blade and 5 inch handle. Handle is African Blackwood. 416 SS guard, butt cap and 1/16 pin. Rounded spine on the blade. Guard is filed. Butt cap is filed. Mosaic pin in butt cap with brass highlight. Brass highlight inserted into the guard. Tooled black leather sheath with leather lacing. US Marine concho attached. I learned something...the emblem is called a EGA (Eagle, Globe, Anchor). Makes sense to me. Here are the pictures.













Hey, Dennis. How did you put the groove in your guard like this?
 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
Hey, Dennis. How did you put the groove in your guard like this?
Casey first I took a Dremel cut off blade and chucked it into my drill press. I placed the guard flat on the drill press and tried to center it in the middle of the guard. I ran a groove completely around the guard. Flipped it over and ran it around again. This left a fairly straight groove all around the guard. Then I moved to a chain saw file (1/8th inch) and hand filed the groove.
 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
I finished up a few more knives. This is a first for me. It is a 440C kitchen knife. Larry Franklin sent me the blank in the Christmas giveaway. I finally got it done. A plunge free kitchen knife. It has black G10 bolsters, stabilized and dyes maple handles, a pretty cool mosaic pin (brass and black epoxy) that I made. I also made a Wickett & Craig leather sheath for riding in the drawer. I'm pretty happy with my first attempt at a true kitchen knife. BTW: Thanks Larry!!











 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
Next I finished up a very large hunter. The blade is 6.5 inches long. Overall it is just shy of 12 inches long. It was a special order and had a pretty tight list of requested items. Made from 1075 with a distinct hamon. It has the nicest natural elk handle from my shop. The texture and colors are just wonderful. All brass fittings. G10 and brass throat. Wickett & Craig leather sheath.















 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
The last one that I will post today is made from 1075. A 7 inch overall clip point knife. Again, a nice hamon. The bolsters are 416 SS. I attached the bolsters and then etched the blade so that the bolster is also etched. A neat effect is that the pins then show/shadow effect. Handle is stabilized walnut from the late father's saw mill. It has purple G10 liners. Purple para cord and a walnut root beer barrel lanyard fob attached in a hidden lanyard hole. This is the first pancake style sheath that I have made. Wickett & Craig leather.

This knife is going to my uncle who recently had a previously made knife stolen from this vehicle. I am not particularly fond of thieves!















 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
Its been a while since I posted up a new knife. I have been busy with notebooks and leatherwork. But, I had a deadline with this knife. It is going to the DU banquet next Wednesday. 6 5/8 inches of 1075 in a full tang drop point construction. Desert ironwood bolsters, G10 spacers, and zebrawood scales. Nickel silver pins. Mostly nickel silver and brass mosaic pins. Sheath is Wickett & Craig leather with dark brown edging and saddle tan centers. Lacing is Mexican round braid (first successful rendition on that). Yippee!! Also, first time using a metal clip. I like it. Rolled over and fully lined sheath to hide the metal part from the knife blade. Take a look and let me know what you are thinking.

On the last picture there is a surprise ending. When I finished the handle the growth rings lined up and gave them an unusual effect. Totally unplanned but kind of neat.



















 
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