View Full Version : Laminated carbon steel with bog oak

04-19-2006, 09:18 AM
This blade (made by Stephane Anken) has grown on me while working on the knife, which may be the reason I possibly went a little overboard with some details.
But that only shows how much I like Stephane`s blade.
The handle is made with stabilized bog oak, brass, pewter and vulcanized fiber, the piece in the middle is stabilized "swedish spalted white bean".

The sheath is my usual kind with a retaining strap, only this time with a white bean detail on the strap.

My hopes for this knife is that it will become a trusty user.
The blade is certainly made with that in mind.
The handle shape and size should also be up to it.
Now I only need to decide if it is a keeper or not :D

All comments are welcome and appreciated.

Thanks for looking.


Don Cowles
04-19-2006, 08:14 PM
Very, very fine work, and a superb choice of materials. Well done!

04-19-2006, 11:15 PM
I agree, the blade is a beauty, demanding a fine handle and leather housing. But you've added so much wonderful work it's hard to get my eye to focus back on the blade ;)

Spectacular rig, and if it really is going to be a user, it will be the most handsome one in camp


Dragon cutlery
04-20-2006, 01:33 AM
i wish i could spell all the words that i need to tell you how much i like it

if i had money i would be knocking at your door for that one

04-21-2006, 03:36 PM

a good knife is like a a good painting, it keeps your eyes moving, however they always return to the focal point, or in this case focal points.

04-22-2006, 05:52 PM
Very good work!!!!

Vlad Burkovski

Ice Tigre
04-22-2006, 07:34 PM
love the angular sculpted handle, it does look like it would be a compfortable user.
And of course your leather work is amazing, the sheath always seems to belong with the knife.

If I too had the money, DragonC and I would probably end up fightin' over who got to knock on that door!


04-22-2006, 07:50 PM
Every once in a while, a knife comes along that just floors me. It doesn't happen very often, maybe once a year. This is one of those knives, just beautiful lines. Congradulations!

edited to add: The leather sheath is first class also!

04-22-2006, 08:19 PM
magnus, magnus, magnus... what can i say more than i think that you?ve outdone yourself this time :bow


Frank Niro
04-22-2006, 08:58 PM
It's a beautiful piece of work! All of it. Frank

04-23-2006, 04:11 AM
Thank you all very much, I truly appreciate your comments.

More knives with blades from Stephane Anken will soon be made. Some of which I have designed the blade. (Oh how I would like to be able to forge my own blades.)

The knife above has been sold.

Thanks again

Joe Mason
04-23-2006, 06:22 AM
Very nice, There are so many thing I like about this knife. Thanks for showing it.