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Bushcraft Tools as Art

Discussion in 'Blue Granite Bushcraft' started by hicountry, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. hicountry

    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor

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    New picture just posted, new arrangement !
    Not everything pictured is mine, some items belong to brothers.

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    Just trying out some shots for BCUSA instagram.
    Still working with camera issues.

    Axe masks and most brown color knife sheaths were made in my shop,
    Swiss WW1 pick-adze and Swiss folding shovel are copies of original Swiss leather work.
    Square Swiss shovel is 1940, leather was restored by me.
    Belt pouches containing Swisstool and Leatherman Supertool are store bought.

    Several forum vendors are featured, Gossman, AA Forge, 5 Col.,
    plus many excellent trades.

    Thanks for looking !

    I was asked about the small covered sheath with snap closure
    here it is, Japanese paring knife for food work.
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  2. Grizzly Dave

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    Well done
    That is indeed art
     
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    Robert, You Sir, have some serious skills!
     
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    Nakadnu OBSERVER Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I would be proud to frame that and hang it on my wall!
     
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    Beautiful photo.

    What's in the overlap sheath with the snap closure near the top?
     
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  6. hicountry

    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor

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    Slim leather sheath with snap flap contains a right-handed Japanese paring knife, I use it for food work.
     
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    way better than some stuff that sells for "art" these days! Your craft really is an art
     
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    Gorgeous work and tastefully represented. You have some great pieces there sir! I really like the handles on the Swiss shovels.
     
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    You just made my day.

    I'd love to sit down with each and every item in that picture and listen to the stories it had to tell. That picture is worth far more than a mere thousand words.
     
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    BTW... that little buckle clip in the lower right corner. Looks like some clever @hicountry engineering to me. If you ever have plans to go public with that little dongle, just drop one (or two) in the mail and PM me the bill, don't even ask. That's a whole lot of genius right there!
     
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  11. hicountry

    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor

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    New picture and new arrangement.
    Still working on this.
     
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    Now we need a photo layout with the blades showing.:)
     
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    Alex1 BCUSA Friend Bushcraft Friend

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    Beautiful photograph. That could be framed and mounted on a workshop wall.
     
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    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor

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    Third try is posted, it's the top picture.
    any suggestions ?
     
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    Really wouldn't change much of anything. The arrangements is outstanding the depth of color and objects are greatly satisfying. Maybe "mute" some of the flash with one of the filters available on IG? Just a thought. -J
     
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    Very cool, you have some serious skills there bro.
    I noticed that you have a pruners there, I carry one when making certain traps.
    Works great when you nee lots of smallish parts.
    May have to keep you in mind when I get the funds for a new sheath for my Matt Paul
     
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    I like the new arrangement the best. Great photo!
     
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    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor

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    Final shot just posted.
    Hope you like the changes.

    I was going to list everything shown, but only if you want me to.
    Not everything is my personal collection, some items belong to brothers.
     
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    Just saw this for the first time.
    I don't know how to put it into words, other than to say that it speaks to the things I love in this life.
    Thank you.
     
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    @hicountry Same here. Just drop a few in the mail and PM me the bill.
     

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