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Posted: 10/27/2006 8:37:57 AM EST
This is from knifemaker and friend Ruben Calo

Grinding the blade.

Heat treating it. (Not this exact blade, as I didn't have anyone to take a picture and I needed both hands)

After HT with some cleaning of the working area.

Making a groove for securing the handle.

Finishing it.

Sanding the blade.

Almost finished blade.

Views of the groove.

Antelope horn.

Boiling it on water and vonager to soften it and be able to press it and get rid of some of the curves of it.

Pressing it.

Sanding it.

Roughly sanded, yet not polished.

A little bit more sanding.

Not yet polished.

You can check out how it was flattened for a better grip without loosing the patterns of the horn.

This was the original horn shape.
The first piece isn't sanded, the second one (the handle) it is sanded, and the third one, the tip, was sanded and polished to look all 3 stages. That is how the finished handle will look like.

Marking a sterling silver sheet for the buttcap piece.

Cutting it.

Cutted piece.

Testing it.

Marking on the same sheet to cut the end part for the buttcap piece.

Cutting it (I broke the saw as you can see)

Welding both pieces together.

Putting the handle together.

I'll post pics of how he made the sheath and then when both are finished, the final result.
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 8:40:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2006 8:40:46 AM EST
Very cool! Please keep it coming.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:30:03 AM EST
Rock on!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:34:02 AM EST
Thank you very much!
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