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Old 02-05-2009, 04:25 AM
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CactusRose 31 - Hunter & Sheath.......

This one is going to a professor of art in Spain to be used as his hunting knife - Gib would be pleased!

As always it's even better in person - the subtle variations/nuances of the colors are much richer in person and of course there is the tactile senses, of touch and smell, which one cannot enjoy from a picture.
Here are the specifications:
Blade length: 5 9/16" - blade has a bit of filework on it
Blade steel: 5160
Overall length: 10"
Handle: mule deer leg bone with a buffalo rawhide and hemp thread wrap
Guard: Brass
Sheath: Bark tan cowhide liner with a carved deer rawhide cover
Decoration: Beaded brain tan buckskin cuff and beaded lower edge with brass tacks and nails. Glass beads, tin cone, and buffalo hair danglers. The belt loop is bark tan cowhide with a carved deer rawhide "fix'it" patch

Chuck Burrows
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Wild Rose Trading Co - Handcrafted Knife Sheaths

The beautiful sheaths created for storing the knife elevate the knife one step higher. It celebrates the knife it houses.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:53 AM
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When do you sleep Brother?
I'm sure Gib is never un-pleased with your compliment work.
He sees it all as he rides through on the upland desert wind.
Thanks for sharing.

Carl Rechsteiner, Bladesmith
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:26 AM
Lawrence Kemp Lawrence Kemp is offline
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It's hard to just focus on one thing Chuck, that is a great package. However, the beadwork on this one is just outstanding. It always is on your others too, but this one just grabs me! My favorite colors too. I know Gib is tickled.

Peace Brudda,
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:29 PM
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I don't see evidence of the "brass tacks and nails" on the back side. Do these split and get pushed into the leather on the backside of the face piece or do they just end in the welt?
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:04 AM
Martin Brandt Martin Brandt is offline
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Beautiful work Chuck, I gotta find some mule deer hunters! All my bone handles are from Oregon blacktails, which are pygmies compared to muleys, so knives have to be scaled smaller, and elk leg bones are just a bit big. You are achieving one of your goals with your pieces, "period look". My wife has a good eye for antiques, and saw this one when she came in, and asked it that was an old piece.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:43 AM
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I really like the look of both the knife and the sheath.

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