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Another Sgian In The Works

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I'm finally making progress on another sgian dubh, I have plans that I can't do this round but it's a learning curve anyhow so I will just attempt my grand vision on the NEXT one!

The blade is another file knife as I have a stockpile of them for just this purpose.

The handle material is up in the air, maybe some curly maple, maybe cherry, or possibly a hunk of the lightning struck timber from my near death as a child. But it's going to look fairly traditional,

So here is a pic of the blade so far...

It needs polishing, sharpening, file work, and to neck the handle down to fit in the bolster and handle...

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Looking Good Sir see you on the 13th?

John

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June 13 for the cookout? Yessir I think I can make it!

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Updates on this project as well, I've polished it, hardened and tempered it, re-polished it, trimmed it up to fit the handle and bolster, bolster is just aluminum, but it shapes easily, polishes beautifully, and was on hand...

Handle material is going to be made from a fantastic gnarled bit of hardwood I found while up north, it's driftwood, so I'm unsure what type of wood, it's quite hard and fine grained, hopefully it works well and shows the twisted grain I see in the raw wood.

I will get pics soon, I work on it at the shop on my lunch break so it's not here for a shoot.

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File work

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Blade and bolster

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Handle

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Next step is to put the mess together and sand it all down to fit,

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There is a fine crack in the handle that I need to fill, but overall I think it's going to look good

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All epoxied together and dried, I started sanding it all down yesterday but didn't get far, nor take pics.

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Here the knife is smoothed out, bolster meeting handle nicely

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I taped the blade up to prevent slices while finishing

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Polished wood and polished metal, prior to sealing the driftwood

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Here is the finished sgian, I hope it passes muster from the blade masters here, though one I'm thinking of has pulled a Casper.

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Time to start on a sheath.....

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Wow, that came out really nice!

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I've formed the leather for the sheath, trimmed it a bit, glued it together, now I need to stitch it up and apply the neetsfoot oil.

Pics in a lil bit.

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Wow, that came out really nice!

Thanks! I'm still a rank amateur but I am getting better.

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Great work sir.

Jim

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