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    Dave Cole Memorial knife

    Heres one that I just finished up. we made this in memory of knife maker Dave Cole.


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    Wow randy that's stunning.

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    Thank you, It was a honor to make this knife. and it will be added to a small collection of DC knives and displayed proudly.

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    Here are a few more shots of this one. The handle was quite a challenge.




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    Beautiful... What's all in the handle?

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    The handle is a combination of brass and amber spacers with mammoth tooth and curly maple.

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    Beautiful workmanship on this one, Randy. Wondering about the amber: is that the 'artificial amber material' you get from the usual suppliers or the real deal - copal or amber? I always thought about using amber but don't know whether it needs lapidary tools to work it.

    Stefan

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    Stephan. The piece came to me and was called Amber. But after sanding and shaping this piece. I believe its the man made stuff. not natural.

    It was a very interesting challenge to sand these materials . The amber is much softer and easy to sand and the brass a little harder and the mammoth is very hard. Making sanding them even and uniform a real challenge to say the least..

    Thanks Stephan for the complement on the knife. I appreciate hearing that from another artisan and creftsman like yourself!

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    Dave was a knifemaker, a leather bender extraordinaire and a really nice guy. A fitting tribute, sir!

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    Thanks jm,
    I did my best to make a piece worthy.. Dave was a great guy. and will be missed. Your description of Dave is perfect..

    Inspired by God, Forged by Fire, Tempered by Water, Grounded by Earth, Guided by the spirit.. Randy Haas

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