Once I had purchased the Polar 95 hammered blade it was time to start work. A picture description follows:
|Brass Generic Bolster|
|Bolster shaped,sized and polished to fit the blade.|
Completed bolster with Red Fibre and Pau Rosa wood for the handle.
The work is then all sized, dry fitted and finally glued and placed into a press until dry.
|Once dry its time to start to shape using a belt sander.|
|More wood removal|
|Eventually you get to see the shape of the handle come out of the wood.|
Its then a case of completing the shaping by hand and working through a series of sandpaper grits to achieve a good finish. The wood was finished with a few dressings of Danish Oil. I love the shape and colour of the handle. A perfect fit in the hand.
Time to make a sheath for the knife. I decided on a natural finish to the sheath with a dressing of Walnut Oil.
Well a quick blog on the knife and sheath. Hope you liked the work.
Than you for reading.