Homemade Coffin Handles


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rcmodel
November 9, 2012, 12:41 PM
This is a remodeled Buck #119 I did for a Cowboy Action Shooter back east.
He wanted a ball end guard, and a sheath to match his El Paso Saddlery two-gun rig.
And he wanted 14 nails in the coffin, for some reason???

Close as I could get it to match when the gun belt was on the east coast and the knife & I were in Kansas!
Sheath has Latigo lacing, brass post keeper, and deer horn thong tips!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/P9200003.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/P9200004.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/P9200002.jpg

Here is a Buck #120 this time, I did it for a guy with file work guard, silver Cloisonné Concho’s and hand tooling.
Deer horn antler tips were hand carved and burned to raise highlights of the carving.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/ChucksBallardBowie.jpg

And another #119 with silver Concho and silver dots and diamonds.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/BallardCoffin1.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/Knives/BallardCoffin2.jpg

rc

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hso
November 9, 2012, 12:55 PM
What's the handle material?

rcmodel
November 9, 2012, 12:57 PM
Imitation Ivory of the time.
I bought a big block of it from TKMS.

Pretty nasty looking stuff compaired to the old Ivory Micarta.

And it had glass fiber in it that ruined tools faster then I could sharpen or replace them.

rc

Deltaboy
November 9, 2012, 10:19 PM
Sir your a master knife maker! Great looking redone Bucks.

zorro45
November 11, 2012, 09:54 PM
You are an artist! I like your sheath better than the holster.

harvjr
November 12, 2012, 08:25 AM
That is some outstanding leather work!!! You give lesons

Harv

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