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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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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! :doublethumbsup:
 

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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.. :)
 

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Here is one of Dave's knives. That I sort of based the memorial knife off of!!



And here's a little better pic of the one I did.



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