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black butcher

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by RedbeardRum, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. RedbeardRum

    RedbeardRum KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 18, 2012
    hello guys and girls,

    I have just finished this knife.
    there are many photos, mostly because I am a poor photographer - with a phone camera.

    this time, blade shape (classic butcher / hunter design rooted in middle ages) inspired me to make a curvy and compact, beefy looking knife.
    how do you do that in a knife that is 8" overall - without making it cramped or compromising the functionality / elegance?
    well, a thick, deeply carved brass bolster, textured and blackened - combined with heavily sculpted ebony (rich in brown and black streaks) allowed me to do just that (naturally, embedded in a fine flowing silhouette).
    I wanted it to look both old school and modern.
    knife is very comfortable in hand, though it is a bit heavy.

    *I hope you do not mind me writing down these few lines, but I reckon it is alright to share with you the 'sweet pain' of what goes on before the knife is made, while it is made, why it is the way it is. god knows I have a lot of time to think about it since most of the work is done by hand - one can only roughly shape on a grinder, before moving on with files, sandpaper and micromotor.

    blade is forged by finnish smith antti makinen in 0.7C tool steel (comparable to 1070) and tempered to about 59hrc.
    3.5" x 0.85" x 0.25"

    handle in ebony with brass bolster.
    tang is peened over countersunk deer antler washer.
    handle is 4.5" long.

    sheath in 0.15" thick vegetable tanned leather, wet formed and beeswax impregnated.

    price is 265USD shipped to your door.

    I am open to questions and suggestions.

    stay safe,






  2. xrayit


    Jul 13, 2016
    Wow, that's beautiful ! Love the design

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  3. Dicko


    Dec 28, 2014
    Oh I like that!

  4. braillediver

    braillediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Nice lines, nice write up, nice knife. Very tempting. Thankful some one else jumped on it. Keep up the good work.

  5. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Absolutely wonderful my friend.....bravo! :)
  6. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Boy that is slick! Nice flowing design with the sheath.
  7. lacticacid

    lacticacid Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 12, 2008
    I'll take it.
  8. Torch76


    Nov 1, 2015
    Wow! I love it!
  9. Scotcha


    Oct 25, 2013
    Very nice!!
  10. RedbeardRum

    RedbeardRum KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 18, 2012
    thanks guys, I appreciate it. I am happy with how it turned out, especially the texturing / patina color.
    'black butcher' is spf.
  11. ptpalpha


    Aug 25, 1999
    Really like that one.
  12. City74

    City74 Banned BANNED

    Jan 12, 2016
    Wow I dig that blade shape
  13. Ratman79


    Jan 5, 2016
    helluva blade!!
  14. racegunner


    Aug 28, 2000
    How did you do the texture? I really like it !!!!
  15. bladeknot

    bladeknot Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Nice work

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  16. IronMedicineBlades


    May 28, 2016
    Beautiful work, beautiful knife.

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