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Baleen Knife Handle
« on: January 28, 2007, 01:49:00 PM »
I was lucky enough to get a few baleen scraps that were left over from a baleen/osage longbow.  Dean Torges was kind enough to give me some info on finish to keep the hair fibers from fraying.  The stuff is knock down gorgeous when polished.  You can see the hair fiber in a back ground of green & black.  This is just a sample knife to see how it would turn out.  The picture doesn't come close to seeing the detail in sun light.  Now onto a special knife for.....
   
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007, 01:53:00 PM »
HOT DANG!!!!! tippit you is getting great at making knives. This one is just stunning.When ya gonna make another pig sticker?<><<><
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007, 02:20:00 PM »
Frank,  Actually I've been fooling around with some damascus...sorta pig sticker/bowie cross  :)  
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007, 02:29:00 PM »
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Awesome work, Doc.  I love seeing your craftsmanship displayed!
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007, 02:31:00 PM »
Gorgeous knife Jeff, what a beautiful handle and blade shape.

Now that damascus, it's just plain ugly, I suggest you wrap it up and send it to me for disposal.  :p  You know I'm kidding, you've really progressed to quite the artisan Jeff. Nothing short of functional art!
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2007, 02:35:00 PM »
Just a sample knife. Dang that one would make me happy as all get out, the Damascus is just incedible.
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2007, 02:38:00 PM »
That's a beautiful knife Jeff. Here's the dumb question.  Is baleen some sort of horn and where does it come from?

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2007, 02:40:00 PM »
Hey doc how long is the blade on that sticker? But I have to agree with JC on the damascus. But I would not dipose of it. I would just shove it into my TradGang display case right along with the Big bowie the Donny Rowan sent here  :eek: .LOL See donny shell told ya not to send the knife. Doc all your knives are wowzer awesome.<><
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2007, 03:03:00 PM »
Baleen comes from a whales mouth. At the end of them is kind of hairs that the whale uses to sift the Krill(tiny sea creatures) that the whale feed on.  Bue--.

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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2007, 03:12:00 PM »
Bodork,  Baleen is whale bone.  It can only be gotten from native american/inuits.

Frank, The blade is 6"...total 11"  But I ain't sticking no pig, this is for picking your teeth  :)
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2007, 03:19:00 PM »
If you look at the baleen picture closely, you can see the hair fibers (as Buemaker stated) coming thru near the blade.  That was my problem of how to keep them tacked down.  Thanks to Dean Torges for the advice.  

Now if you think this one looks OK, wait til you see what is being glued up for a special friend!
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2007, 03:27:00 PM »
Here is some info on Baleen
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baleen

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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2007, 04:16:00 PM »
AWWWWWW shucks Doc.., I did'nt know we was special friends and all.  :bigsmyl:  Yew's the bestest ever!<><
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2007, 04:42:00 PM »
Awesome Bud!!! More impressed all the time    :notworthy:
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2007, 04:58:00 PM »
Nice job Jeff, if the next one is that special, you have to post pics of it at some point, I for one would like to see what that damascus blade would looklike with a baleen handle  :goldtooth:  


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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2007, 04:59:00 PM »
Good looking blades there Jeff! You takin orders yet?

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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2007, 06:05:00 PM »
LOOKING GREAT Jeff!!!!

I look forward to seeing another one of your blades in person again in the near future.
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2007, 06:12:00 PM »
Frank, You & Shell are indead special friends!  As matter of fact Shell & I already made a deal...a knife for her in cocobola to match your beloved 4 legged friend & a beaded knife sheath for me to give away at St Judes Auction '07.  I guess I'd better make something for that beautiful sheath-to-be  :)  

JL, I'm still trying to learn this trade so nothing for sale yet.  If I were looking for a knife, I'd buy a Campbell.  Now that guy can make a knife...Doc
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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2007, 06:26:00 PM »
JD Jones had a bow backed with Baleen. The bow was free but the cost of the flannel sock was somthing else.   :eek:  Can a person sell baleen? Was just wondering? ~Rick

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Re: Baleen Knife Handle
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2007, 06:45:00 PM »
Nice job Doc. Any chance that pig sticker traveling to Texas?
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