I forged this knife from 1084 with an overall length of 9 1/2 inches and a blade length of 5 . The blade features and aggressively etched patina and holds a fine edge. Very sharp! The handle is octagon to round from some of the offcuts of a past rifle build and has great color and warmth. I forged and drift fit the solid copper ferrule and complimented it with an inlet butt cap also of copper . Both have a beaten surface with a nice plum color.
To compliment the nature of this knife I fabricated a standing center seam sheath. The sheath consist of a veg-tanned cowhide liner with pigskin outer, topped off with a scalloped skirt with twisted fringe accented with subtle traces of reds and dark browns. The belt attachment will accommodate a sash or belt to 3 inches.
Copy and photos by Jerry Fisher.