Those of you that read this blog regularly (I think there are four of you, three if I don't include you Mom) will know that I've been through a period of illness recently. During this period, especially at my lowest point, a friend gave me a lot of help and support, which I was very grateful for. I wanted to give him something to say thank you, and as he had done some carving before and shown natural ability, i thought it would be nice to make him a carving knife.
The blade is from the much loved Mora 120. You can buy these blades new, but I found it very easy to just clamp the handle of a 120 I already had and, using a nail and a hammer, knock the blade out of the handle.
The bolster is made from reindeer antler and the rest of the handle is Yew. I haven't made a knife for a while, but this has given me the bug again and I'll probably make a few more now. I might do a tutorial next time of the process that I use.
I also took the opportunity to use my new Husqvarna sewing machine to make a little bag for it with a fastening that uses a button made from a Yew twig.