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Old 01-18-2013, 12:46 PM
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Black Cat Bone

First one for 2013:

Here?s the first of a pair I?m working on from a mountain lion femur bone. Both will be freestanding like this one. The last pic shows the other end of the cougar femur I plan to use for the second knife.

This one is about 14-? inches OAL, with sterling silver fittings and a 1095 blade.













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Old 01-20-2013, 09:59 AM
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Wow. Thats a really impressive chopper! Looks like it's ready to pounce.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:27 PM
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Oh my Tai, Im a huge fan already, but this knife just does it all over for me. outstanding.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:10 AM
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Very cool, excellent silver work, wicked blade shape, and a cool handle too....


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Amazing, as always!

I really like the coloring on the bone. Do you dye it or is that some sort of natural coloring?


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Old 02-05-2013, 09:34 AM
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Thanks guys.

TJ, It?s a two step ?ebonizing? process, more like a patina than a pigmented die.

First, the bone is soaked in a tannic solution from pecans shells in water. The second step uses ?vinegaroon?, (steel wool dissolved in vinegar), brushed on and allowed to dry. The iron in the vinegaroon reacts with the tannin and turns black.


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Thanks for the pics and the lesson!


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Those are sweet Tai. I may have to look around for some cougar femurs.


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Oh Tai! Those are SWEEEEET!


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Old 04-02-2013, 10:39 AM
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A pair of very Bad Kitties.

Just out of curiosity, where do you get Cougar bones? (Please don't say your local Wine tasting....)
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Very cool! "Black cat, white cat, little ball of steel..."


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