Third time's a charm

Raymond Richard

Forum Owner & Moderator
Just finished up my third knife and it sure went so much better than the first two after my dry spell. I've been using a not so good camera but its still better than nothing. More native dear antler and wrought iron fittings. The blade is antiqued L-6. Did the cold blue, mustard, and bleach thing on the blade. The blade is 5", overall the knife is right around 10".

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Calvin Robinson

Moderator Christian Forum
Man! That thing screams RAYMOND RICHARD!
Your unique style is very appealing and it's all your own. I'm happy to see you back at Knifemaking.
 

Dwane Oliver

Well-Known Member
WOW , I have been in awe of your work for many years now Sir. This one is no exception.
How do you get the antler so dark colored ?


Dwane
 

Raymond Richard

Forum Owner & Moderator
WOW , I have been in awe of your work for many years now Sir. This one is no exception.
How do you get the antler so dark colored ? Dwane

Dwane, I used Freblings walnut oil base leather dye on the antler and then coated it with a sealer. Here's a photo of what the knife looked like shortly after I started putting it together.

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