Stacked leather Puukko

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  1. bypassoverload

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    I got a nice Lauri blade for Christmas and decided to get it handled before school starts back up.
    The handle is made from an old leather belt from Goodwill and the end cap is a 2 pence piece.
    I am going to try to make a sheath this weekend. Updated with sheath.
    Opinions?

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  2. mahaney

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    Looks good!

    J
     
  3. 45jack

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    Well done!
     
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    I just really like this type of knife in this handle material0(birtch bark too) I was expecting some birtch bark frm the christmas wish thread but it didn't show up I have plenty of leather might have to go that way.
     
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    Looks similar to my IJ Aito, but mine has birch bark. One of the best knives I have ever owned, so no doubt, yours is a joy!! Congrats. Love the butt cap, too!
     
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    Looks great, nice work!
     
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    Great job brother, that's suhweeet
     
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    Very Nice indeed! How did you finish the leather?
     
  9. bypassoverload

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    After sanding to shape, I coated it with superglue. Sanded it with some 220, wash and repeat x3. After the last sanding, I rubbed a couple of coats of Johnson paste wax into it. Finally, I buffed it with the dremel and some green paste.

    I am in the process of making a sheath for this ( taking a break cause my fingers hurt).
    I will post it up tomorrow.

    Thanks for all of the comments. I think I have finally found the knife for me!
     
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    Very Nice!
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the info. I've done a couple of stacked leather handles and never came close to having them look as nice as yours.
     
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    Thats awesome! I just got a Lauri blade in the mail from Bensbackwoods. Ive been having a hard time figuring out how i should handle it. Whatd you use for the "guard" or bolster? not sure what to call it.. Did you buy it? whatd you peen the tang over?

    Thanks! It looks awesome!
     
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    My blade came from Ben's also. I got the bolster and pommel rivet from Ben's site. They are located under the "fittings" tab.
    After the leather had set up, I trimmed down the tang and shaped it to be a little bigger than the hole in the rivet. I used a small socket to tap the rivet on to the tang and then peened the tang.
     
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    awesome
     
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    Awesome! I didnt want to buy the bolster until i found out if they fit or not.. I highly doubt ill be able to make it look like yours.. nice job
     
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    You will have to do a bit of filing and adjusting, but it will fit.
     
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    I dig it brother.
     
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    Nice job! Please post with your sheath when you get it finished.
     
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    I like the leather washers.
    Good job!
     
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    I feel the same with mine as well. This one just has a great look to it that feels right.
     
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    Great work man, that turned out really well.

    I've been wanting to try a stacked leather handle, but I haven't been able to find a good tutorial. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  22. bypassoverload

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    Here is the tutorial that I used: http://www.thompsonsknives.com/bark.html

    I built the vise out out some scrap wood and a couple of long bolts
     
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    Perfect! That is exactly what I was looking for.
     
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    WOW, Nice job! I think it is now worth more than any Puukko was intended to be. Cant wait to see the sheath. :)
    -Bruce
     
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    I updated the original post with the sheath photos.
     
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    Nice work! I have a very similar puukko, but mine has a birch bark handle.

    Looker
     
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    Great job. I like it!

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    "Try" to make a sheath? Dude, are you serious? The sheath looks fantastic!
     
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    Outstanding, bro.
     

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