Apr 23 2013

Knife and Drinking Cup

Published by at 11:23 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

I’ve finally gotten hold of a new camera, so I thought I’d post some of the crafts I’ve done since I posted last time.

The knife blade is made by a fella from the US called James. The handle is reindeer bull antler, sheath of spruce, stretched over with bark tanned reindeer skin and sewn with sinew. I must admit though that I used a modern glue to fix the handle…

In the winter one really needs a drinking cup here to be able to reach down to the streams from the top of the snow. Also, dipping your fingers in the freezing water is not the best. The cup is made out of dead and dry aspen wood. The cup was carved out as much as I could with a regular knife, then burned out for the rest. I was careful not to include the core and got almost no splitting.


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2 Responses to “Knife and Drinking Cup”

  1. Gorges Smytheon 24 Apr 2013 at 12:25 am

    Good job on both pieces!

  2. BlueTrainon 30 Oct 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I suspect that “old glue” was as good as “modern” glue. However, I found it interesting that the sheath for the knife was made of wood and covered with leather. The same method of making a sheath or scabbard for swords was still being used when swords were still carried for combat. In fact, it’s still done even when the sword is only for ceremonial use.

    Nice looking knife, too.

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