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Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
Here is one a little bit different from what I normally make. My son wanted to make a knife this summer. I told him I would help him. He picked a pattern and we were both going to make it. I would show him the steps along the way. This is the knife pattern that he picked. I finished mine. His is in the drawer about 1/2 way complete. We'll see if he ever gets back to it. Probably not. Mine went to a very good friend of mine that is a 20 plus year navy veteran. He told me he is going to take it for a long hike this summer.











 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
My life is a busy mess, right now. But, I have had the opportunity to finish up a few knives. This first one is a knife made for the KITH. It is 1075 carbon. Right at 6.5 inches of overall length. Brass bolsters and pins, redwood handles, red g10 liner, brass and redwood lanyard fob, A leather sheath with a carved feather and double loop edge lacing. Lots of first time stuff with this knife for me. Pictures are better than words.

You can see the entire WIP build right here. https://knifedogs.com/threads/morlands-kith-wip.48283/












 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
Next knife is another couple of firsts for me. First fillet knife. First heat treat in my new oven. First dangler sheath.

This knife will be donated to a grass roots cause called "Jerky for the Troops". This is the 8th knife that I have donated to raise money to send deer jerky to our troops. So far, over 7000 lbs. have been mailed overseas. It is run by the Nebraska Bowhunter's Association and every dollar goes to pay postage. Pretty cool deal to be a part of for me.

The knife has a 6.5 inch blade. Made from 440C stainless. 416 stainless bolsters and pins with buffalo horn handles. Wickett and Craig leather sheath that is dyed black with a black whip stitch lacing on the edge.

I learned a lot building this knife and sheath. Again, pictures are better than words.













 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
Last one today is a little edc made from 1075. About 6.5 inches overall. Similar to the KITH knife but with desert ironwood handles. Thank you John Doyle. Beautiful stuff!! Brass bolsters and pins. Wickett and Craig leather sheath. Dark brown edge with double loop stitching and tan colored centers. This is going to be a very special Christmas gift to a US Army veteran. It is personalized so I had to conceal the name on the sheath to protect the surprise. I will show the rest after Christmas.











 

Chris Railey

KNIFE MAKER
De Mo I really like how all of your knives have that same ricasso, choil, finger guard, plunge line combo. It screams De Mo even if your mark was not on it. I really want to develop a good style that sets my stuff apart.
 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
De Mo I really like how all of your knives have that same ricasso, choil, finger guard, plunge line combo. It screams De Mo even if your mark was not on it. I really want to develop a good style that sets my stuff apart.
You know I have never thought about that aspect of my knife making. Thank you for pointing that out to me. It is an unintentional-intentional thing. It is just the way I make knives, I really do not do it on purpose, I suppose.
 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
This should be the last knives of 2018. A couple of Christmas gifts. I call them "small hunters". Roughly 8.5 inches overall. Made from 1075. Satin finished to 600 grit. One has a maple aqua fortis handle with brass bolsters and pins. The other has stabilized walnut with brass bolsters and pins. Both have a saddle tan sheath with dark brown double loop lacing. Pictures are better than words.





















 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
Very nice...well done. I especially like your leather work.

I second Sean Jones's comment about the great leatherwork!

Here are a couple more pictures of the sheaths that show the stamping and lacing a bit better.







 

Dennis Morland

KNIFE MAKER
Been a while since I posted a new knife. First knife for 2019.

My first try at a Bowie. Or my take on a Bowie. Made from 1075. 9 inch blade.

Elk shed, blue G10, 410 stainless steel guard, pins and spacers. Copper inserts in guard. Copper beads and blue suede lacing to match the knife.

This knife took me a long time to complete.





 
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