Moose antler and O1 tool steel

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Stay Sharp
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Moose antler and O1 tool steel

#1 Post by Stay Sharp » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:44 pm

A friend from Maine, sent me a small moose antler and asked that I make a knife for a friend of ours, using the antler.

I cut the handle from a section of the antler that provided a finger guard.

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Then picked a blade form that matched the handle.

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Then made an O1 steel blade with a little file work.

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Then contoured the brass and added a some ink.

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Next I made a sheath with a moose antler image.

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I used the tip of the antler as a display base.

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These are the pics I got from our friend. He got several diff bucks in diff states.

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It's a good feeling to make a useful tool that can be enjoyed by another.
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Re: Moose antler and O1 tool steel

#2 Post by Flatline Bows LLC » Tue May 17, 2016 6:16 pm

Amen to that! It is what I love best about making bows. Seeing other peoples trophies.....

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Re: Moose antler and O1 tool steel

#3 Post by Captainkirk » Tue May 17, 2016 8:33 pm

Nice, and nice workmanship!
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#4 Post by White Falcon » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:32 am

Very nice!

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#5 Post by Shadowhntr » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:18 pm

That's awesome Ron! He looks very happy with it!
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Re: Moose antler and O1 tool steel

#6 Post by cap4382 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:01 pm

That's awesome! I love the lines of that knife, looks very well done

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