PDA

View Full Version : 17th Century belt knife



Joel D
07-24-2010, 12:24 PM
Well, it's my interpretation of a 17th Century belt knife. I used a stag horn crow handle, with a poured, lead free pewter bolster. It's the first time I use pewter, and made a bolster on one of my knives, and I am very pleased with the result. The blade has a stick tang, which is pinned into the handle with a riveted steel pin. I have filed a decorative pattern into the horn, then poured the molten pewter into it.

The knife is 10" long, with a 5" triangular, hand filed blade. I have also done a bit of file work on the spine.

The sheath is not done yet, but is going to be a simple affair, with a leather cord to attach it to the belt.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/mollygypsy/photos%20for%20website/P1030075.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/mollygypsy/photos%20for%20website/P1030077.jpg

That one is a bit blurred...:(

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/mollygypsy/photos%20for%20website/P1030078.jpg

This is the first time I have used pewter and I have learned a lot from this first foray into casting metals. I am going to write a tutorial on my blog in the next few days, for those who might be interested.

Sgt. Mac
07-24-2010, 12:27 PM
WOW beautiful Joel!! Nce file work on the spine. That is very sweet. Great job!

hog
07-24-2010, 12:36 PM
Very nice knife, almost mountain man.

Rook
07-24-2010, 12:38 PM
Beautiful work Joel, looking forward to the write up!

akbound
07-24-2010, 12:41 PM
Very nice indeed! That's most certainly a knife you can take pride in, great job. :D

GreyOne
07-24-2010, 01:24 PM
That cast bolster turned out very nice indeed !

Mtnfolk Mike
07-24-2010, 01:39 PM
oh WOW... that is a beauty...:eek:

Mr. Tettnanger
07-24-2010, 01:56 PM
Wow and double WOW!

Please educate us as to how you fabricated that bolster! That is really sharp!

Easy_rider75
07-24-2010, 03:20 PM
WOW that is an awesome piece Bro can't wait to see the sheath.

Skab
07-24-2010, 03:24 PM
Nice, that came out great.

old man dave
07-24-2010, 03:42 PM
very nice work.

Joel D
07-24-2010, 04:07 PM
Wow and double WOW!

Please educate us as to how you fabricated that bolster! That is really sharp!

I am planning a crooked knife with cast bolster/inlay, I am making a couple of blades and will take pics of the making of it. It's an experience, you have to be a bit careful with the molten metal, I certainly was but still found spatters on my trouser leg and shoes...:eek:

Jaco
07-24-2010, 04:53 PM
nice....

ezra45
07-24-2010, 04:54 PM
That is beautiful!

Regards,

ezra

Navigation
07-24-2010, 05:45 PM
that looks great! OL' timey and usefull

Leif
07-24-2010, 06:22 PM
That is a beauty to be sure! Your pewter work is very nice! You fused to the horn flawlessly.

Pewter work can also get addictive hahaha, be careful.

Adventure Sworn
07-24-2010, 06:28 PM
That is VERY impressive man.

NHwoodsmen
07-24-2010, 06:32 PM
Very impressive work, haven't seen that type of bolster ever done before. Excellent looking blade also, all around a very nice knife friend.

smokewalker
07-24-2010, 07:53 PM
Very nice I really like the file work.

outkastblast
07-24-2010, 08:13 PM
That is one handsome blade.

Mattnu
07-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Beautiful knife. The blade looks like the GRK Dadley. Much nicer though.

Summit
07-24-2010, 09:00 PM
......... sooooo how much you want for it? :P

Trekon86
07-24-2010, 09:02 PM
Man that is Sexxxy!
Love it!
PMZ

MIDVM-LFB
07-24-2010, 10:23 PM
Very cool. I like the simplicity, it has class and elegance.

EricFromPortland
07-24-2010, 10:32 PM
That's a beaut....

northstar
07-25-2010, 02:40 AM
Thats a real work of art.I'd be afraid to take it out in the field for fear of buggering it up. Great job.

Tony

mtntrailrunner
07-25-2010, 09:27 AM
Great lines/curve! Awesome

upthecreek
07-25-2010, 09:51 AM
top notch Joel!