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Offline hawkeye

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Longhunter knife sheath
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:29:59 AM »
Awhile ago received from ALR member and wonderful craftsman T. Butler this beautiful well made longhunter knife with 10 inch blade.
I made a wooden scabbard to it, covered with rawhide, on top I made a barktan backflap, covered with quilled brain tan deerskin. Here the result, the credit for the knife goes fully to Todd






Offline DougS

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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 10:15:11 AM »
Hawkeye,

You have done it once again!

A fine piece of functional art work!

Wonderful knife by T. Butler and sheath by yourself.

Regards,

Doug

Offline Bob McBride

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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 04:02:18 PM »
Fabulous work. Stunning.
-Bob

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Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 04:23:50 PM »
I, too, have received a fantastic blade from Todd - he makes beautiful and useful blades.  I am in the process of making a mold for a pewter bolster (if that is the right word) for it, and a nice burl myrtle handle.

I've never cast pewter before, only aluminum (60 years ago), and lead balls.  Should be a fun, and learning, experience.

And I had also been wondering about a period sheath (1790-1810), and I think you have provided an answer!  Probably won't be near as well decorated - I gotta tell my son's chickens to treat their feathers nicely.
Craig Wilcox
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Offline hawkeye

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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 06:01:12 PM »
Hello Craig,
This are no chicken feather quills, but Porcupine quills

Offline Marcruger

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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 03:02:21 AM »
Good looking sheath to match a good looking knife. 

Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 03:59:09 PM »
Didn't mean to imply that the chicken feathers would be used as a substitute for porcupine quills - two different animals entirely.
Was thinking to put a cluster of fluff feathers to one side of the sheath.
Craig Wilcox
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Offline P.W.Berkuta

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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2019, 07:21:25 PM »
Both items are superb and compliment each other very well -- nicely done ;) :) 8)!!!
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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 10:41:47 PM »
Beautiful!

Offline hawkeye

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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2019, 10:59:51 AM »
thank you folks for the positive reaction, Todd said i,m a craftsman and I think the other way around.I guess everybody his thing???

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Re: Longhunter knife sheath
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2019, 06:19:29 AM »
Hugo I am glad you like the knife it was a fun one to make and you did a truly beautiful sheath for that blade, I love the look.

I am very proud to own two of Hugo's sheaths and recommend his work to all of you.