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Offline Dabberty

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My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« on: November 28, 2017, 09:34:23 AM »
And quite proud of it.
The 2 things I was afraid of being difficult, turned out to be quite easy, making the bolsters and the peening at the end of the knife handle.
This one is a gift for an older gent.
Now working on a leather stacked knife, let see how that turns out:



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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 10:30:15 AM »
Nice video. I like that way that turned out. You really condensed a lot of time down in the video. How long did you work on the knife? It came out looking really nice. I've done a stacked leather handle before but not birch bark.

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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 11:27:37 AM »
Nice.  Bet it feels good in hand.
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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 12:46:08 PM »
Nice job on that Dabberty.  Your fit and finish looks terrific and the overall design is A+.  Thanks for the video.
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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 12:59:57 PM »
Wow....Very nice........That is different....

Was looking at the stacked birch for my project... as well....

Went with the leather stack....and am still messing with it....LOL
I won't post a pic....mine is pretty rough yet.

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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 01:10:27 PM »
I have never had a knife with a birchbark handle, but I have had a couple with stacked leather handles.   The leather has deteriorated to a certain degree on both of them and I am wondering if the birchbark would last longer than the leather? :shrug:      Seems to me there would be a good chance that it would, merely because of the oil that is present in the bark.  I really like the handle size on yours, Dabberty......looks like it would be very comfortable and 'grippy,' too.  You do nice work! :thumbsup:
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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 05:58:11 PM »
Good work Dab. Lucky old gent.
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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 06:36:38 PM »
That is awesome.  Great job.

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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 05:58:16 AM »
Nice work on the knife and the video. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 01:28:32 PM »
Thank you !

Also the leather stacked knife is now done.
I left the handle a bit big, so the future owner can shape it himself to whatever fits him perfect.
The handle did get some coats of sno-seal though.

It is amazing how comfortable and 'warm' these birch and leather handles feel in the hand, never expected that.

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Re: My first birch bark stacked handle knife !
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 04:10:39 PM »
I like that Dabberty.  It has a classic blade and a great looking handle.  When shaped as the new owner wants it will be darn special. 
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