Knife small mammoth bear mammoth sheath
I use a torch when heat treating and only harden the edge. This leaves the back softer for a tougher knife. There are other methods but my method does well in the tests performed. I double temper, and deep cold cryo treat between tempers. All blades do a minimum 200 swipes on a brass rod and still cut paper.. The average factory knife is 50 strokes. I beat the blade with a hammer and cut through that same rod with no chipping or dullness. I apply 220 pounds of torque in a flex test on all blades I sell. Etching is done with my own acid mix, ingredients no longer on the market that aggressively eats steel. All hand drawn one of a kind designs. Etching alone if asked to do on your blade is a $50 value.
Knife skinner chain saw steel 517
Utility opal handle knife
Custom knife with sheath. 4 x 1 x 1/8th inch thick D2 steel from industrial planer blade. Nice crisp detailed etch of chickadee bird on one side, open flower on the other. Interesting stone Peru blue opal handle . Australia opal set in pin centers. Mammoth ivory spacer is the brown. Custom copper guard is crude flower. Copper from 1920 waterpipes in Nenana Alaska. Rockwell 59, back softer. Double temper and deep cold cryo treated. Sheath has blade of grass carved in. Handle, being stone, is heavy, but functional.
Dagger of fossil bone
Custom knife using 40,000 year old fossil bone for sheath and handle. Dagger shape sharp both sides. D2 stainless steel, flower them etched with copper centers. Light in weight. Handle fossil wolf rib bone sheath prehistoric bison bone. Mammoth ivory end caps on knife and sheath are pinned. I had in mind a renaissance dagger, for reenactment people. Sheath a work of art in itself with sterling silver lace, bronze leaf solder pinned on. Very sturdy and usable. Rockwell 60 blade.