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Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Ad Astra, Aug 19, 2004.
hmm...maybe an option of a full tang non-handle version ? For the skilled ....customizers ?
Let's let 'em build the house before we start moving around the furniture. If the basic concept does well, I'm sure doors will open later for other possibilities, like an antler handle scrimshawed in Celtic knotwork, hoooweeee!
errr...That Celtic knotwork...is a Chineses knot.....'endless knot' that means good fortune....I am no sure whether Celtic culture had the same thing. But if they have....I am happy, as all great minds think alike.
Yes I agree with the house part ! Build the great knife and we can worry bout the rest !
Knot variations on Swedish pocketknife.
Kinda neat: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6602352684&rd=1&sspagename=STRK:MEWA:IT&rd=1
Endless knot that spells good fortune
I wasn't referring to the recent M-43's embellishments, had something quite different in mind.
Everytime I look at Jake Powning's work, I need a bib to catch the drool.
I think you're onto something, Astro. Doing a quick google this is what I came up with:
" The Celtic Knot is one of the best known motifs in Celtic jewelry and art. The delicate twists and turns are found in ancient stone art and tattoos, in illuminated manuscripts- in fact, just about anywhere the Celtic people have travelled. Similar designs exist in Norse culture, and as far as China."
I,m just empassioned by this knife . I,m glad it will have a partial tang . I,m not that fussy for period authenticity though it is important . I think a full tang would just make it a different knife . I,m glad you are being patient with our wistful wishing . I,m learning to shave wood and this may be my star attraction .
Kis and Sarge ! To me they look the same thing. I learned something new and I am so glad !
Isn,t the Celtic knot designed to confuse bad spirits of some kind?
Knot that I,m confused ! L:O:L
Jake... the endless knot is one of the great 8 symbols....of buddhism....
Which might explain it's presence on a Nepalese khukuri.
Khuk of the world........for us all......how we wish....
Very nice work Sarge, very nice indeed!!!!
A *Seven Thumbs* Up for you!:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Kevin, what do you do for a living? The reason I ask is the above comment. I use #9 Klein pliers with #7 handles. I'm a Union Ironworker and use those pliers for tying rebar. Inquiring minds wish to know!
That could be a fancy way of saying unemployed . I walked away from being a Fire Alarm technician recently because of all the corruption . I,m not a prima donna and realise construction is a rough game filled with all kinds of people . I was asked to do things I would not do so I just walked away .
As for the nine inch plirs ? When they are used to cut large multi conductor cables and everything from a hammer to a communications aid , bigger is better .
i'm an amateur topologist, i use klein pliers for tightening the screw tops on klein bottles.
-p.s. here's a linky that tells what a klein bottle is & even shows some pitiful attempts to make one in 3d (it's a 4d concept) if you use the link at the bottom of that page to go to their home page, they sell a nice klein bottle beer stein!
I'm glad you like it Yvsa, my friends think (most likely correctly) I've lost my mind, stumbling around muttering sgian dubh this and sgian dubh that. I'd be much obliged if you could honcho sorting out the markings that will be engraved on the blades. I still like Howard's idea of requesting some be made sans any markings. Would present a blank canvas for etching/engraving, and might make them more palatable to kilt wearing folks (opening up a fairly fertile market, hand forged sgian dubhs at fair prices would sell like the proverbial hot cakes, you ought to see the overpriced crap people shell out money for at the highland games).
If I don't make it to the post office tomorrow, the whole project, thus far, will be on it's way to Yangdu Monday.
Beautiful work. If we want flat leather scabbards we should communicate that the knives are traditionally carried in a sock.
The Kamis should be familiar with this handle design. Tibetans use a very similar design. Below is a Tibetian style knife I bought from a forge/knifemaker in the Tibetian community of Zhongdian on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in Northwest Yunnan province, Peoples Republic of China.
You will note the similarity in the shape of the handle on the Tibetan knife to Sarge's models. This type of short handle provides a secure grip and is not a new thing in Asia. I think of it as a "snubby" K-bar.
Although the detail on the silver scabbard does not show well in this photo, you should be able to make out the "endless knot."
We may also want to provide the kamis with some photos of traditional Celtic knotwork. There are similar themes in Asian crafts, and the Chinese do quite a bit with knotted cord decorations. However, it will be good to give them the flavor of the distinctive Celtic work.