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This is a bent blade knife made from Damascus steel, and a handle made from moose antler.

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

Here is another blade made of Damascus, with a moose antler handle.
The blade on this is slimmer than the first, and has a tighter curve at the tip for finer detail work.

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

Bent Knife - Damascus steel with Moose antler handle

 

This hunting knife is made from Damascus steel. The tang runs the full length of the fossilized walrus ivory handle. The bolsters are made from solid brass which I obtained from found materials (they are made from left-over keyway stock from the main shaft of the f/v Coral Lee).

 

Damascus & Ivory Hunting Knife

 

Damascus & Ivory Hunting Knife

 

Damascus & Ivory Hunting Knife

I made this little carver from Damascus steel, moose antler, and brass from the same material used in the hunting knife above.

 

Damascus & Moose antler carving knife

 

Damascus & Moose antler carving knife


These are some small carving adzes. The heavier blades are very good for texturizing, while the smaller blades are very nice for working on smaller carvings, such as masks and small totems. Each of the blades are made from Damascus. The handles are made from crab-apple or Alaskan yellow cedar.

 

Traditional Northwwest Coast adzes


 

Traditional Northwwest Coast adzes


 

Traditional Northwwest Coast adzes

 

Traditional Northwwest Coast adzes

 

Traditional Northwwest Coast adzes

 

Traditional Northwwest Coast adzes

Here is my own collection of carving tools. The longer blades are made from tool steel, and are great for heavier work requiring more leverage. The smaller knives are made of steel obtained from old industrial power hack-saw blades. I've found this particular steel to be superior in every way. They will take a lightening sharp edge, and are perfect for the finest detail work. I bend the blade in two different places so that, depending upon how they are held, they can be used as a plane or a texturing blade. They are also very fine-tipped for reaching into the smallest of places. The handles are made from oak, Alaskan yellow cedar, and mahogany.

 

Carving tools

 

Carving tools

 

Bent Knives

 

Bent Knives

tools

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