That's right folks, another dreary attempt at fabricating a cutting implement!
It started life as this quite boring (to me) blank which i filed out of some of eBay's finest 3mm 01 tool steel:
and it sat around for nearly 3 years!
I say boring because it is completely bereft of any of my usual gaudy file work.
Then, Sunday art'noon i had a funny five minutes in the garage, ground the spine and tip down to something more organic/interesting, sorted out a piece of antler, stuck it on over night, and this evening started the handle shaping.
Here's where I'm at now:
Obviously needs some more work done to the handle, a bit more fettling of my blended brass pins, and then of course a clean up and a coat!
I have no idea what the future holds for it. It'll most likely end up laying around, being used to open the odd letter, p'raps the odd deer, then fade away to the depths of my Man cupboard!
Anyway, it's nearly bedtime, hope y'all like it and have a nice day now y'hear!