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Rigging Knife made from piece of ship

Discussion in 'Knife Maker's Gallery' started by daizee, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    This test piece represents a significant milestone: The first full-size knife made from the rudder bearings of the E/V Nautilus, on which I worked and sailed for 6 years. The 3.5" blade is a half-tang with a G10 frame and Deep Sea (dark) Stabilized Mermaid Hair(tm) scales on its shark-tail profile handle, which are made from leftover disposable oceanographic instrument wire (XCTD, in this case). Blade is marked with the Nautilus's IMO registration number. The blade prop in later pictures is one of the old ruined rudder bearings. Lots learned about integrating these new materials. More to come! Matt Parkinson forged several of these bearings flat for me in 2013. Full story on my website.






  2. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Too freakin' cool man. :thumbsup:
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  3. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
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  4. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Very very cool - pretty too and has mermaid hair ;) :cool: Very nicely done. Certainly a special piece. :thumbsup:

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  5. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Beautiful work all around. The history, the lines, the scale colors, the shape of the blade, and the contour of its handle. This is a win! :thumbsup:
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  6. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    DAMM daizee! You and your talent are AMAZING! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: That is VERY COOL Knife and what you used to make it . Doesn't get better that that :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  7. hawkhead


    Aug 13, 2008
    Beautifully designed and constructed. Another grand slam!
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  8. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Thanks, Fellas! Glad you like it.
    Mermaid Hair post added to my website for more clarity.
    Links in .sig.
  9. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives

    Aug 24, 2014
    Ever so cool!!!!!!
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  10. Don W

    Don W Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    great looking knife!
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  11. DrHenley


    May 31, 2019
    +1 on what he said!
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  12. Kailash Blades

    Kailash Blades KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 21, 2015
    Beautiful craftsmanship and story. Even without the context that handle material is a showstopper
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