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Bloodhound knife by Ugrik Bloodhound knife by Ugrik
This spring visited Silver11k [link] aka. Jorg Nuffer from Germany and i was presented with this magnificent blade. Now after careful grinding, tedious polishing and some awfully messy episodes with epoxy, acid, vacum and modelling clay the knife is finally ready.

Handle is made from really odd holey eucalyptus burl - i have never seen tree grow like that. Holes in the wood are filled with clear epoxy resin so in some places you can actually see through handle if you look carefully.

Patternwelded blade is forged by Jorg Nuffer [link] . Its honed razorsharp and from the sound of it should hold its edge very well.
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elvinsteel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think that is a beautiful knife.... I do like the bronze work too...
If you every need a stick or two of strange, ( wonderful ) Australian
wood just let me know.

Elvinsteel
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Hehei,

I was packpacking in Australia for two years and returned home 3 years ago so i still have some pretty examples i collected on the way. When looking back i am still amazed when farmer i worked for took me out on the paddock to some 70 year old ironbark stumps and just 2 cm deep it was most perfect thick root wood i could wish for. Sadly i have forgotten the name of the eucalypt this burl was collected from. Im afraid that in few years when i start running out of the stuff i will have to start looking for ways to get new pieces :D On the other hand it might be a good excuse to visit Australia again!

Kaarel-Kaspar
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murkar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful workmanship :)
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Now that's a unique handle.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh collaboration, from two people I watch, vary cool. As always I love your brass work. I have always admired your artisanship.

Have you ever tried a spalted wood like oak, birch, or maple? They are also excellent woods to work with, and they have interesting grain patterns.
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Hehei! long time no see :D

Jorg gifted me with the blade when i drow through germany in spring. I must say that its one of my favourite knives i have made. I think i try to keep this one.

I have used black oak and i do have some silky oak but mostly i use what i have in the cellar :D Also i have a lot of birchburl - a friend brought me a burl that was roughly 80x80x40 cm :P - now it dries slowly.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice, burl is fun to work with and produces vary nice results.

Recently I have been doing practical/tactical and using a lot of micarta. It is a great handle material as it is easy to make and shape and looks great when profiled.
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immortaldesigns Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful work!!
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work. A great piece with wonderful lines and great textures.
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Thanx! It took a lot of drawing to get the lines exactly as i wanted - the even curve on the back of the knife and repeating curves on the belly. Its nice if things come out exactly as planned.
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