Well I'm not much for doing a WIP. I had a bit of slack time between orders and decided to WIP this out. I dreamed it up last year and never had time to build it.
I think its very Jerzee Devilish and halloweenish.
I know these things are supposed to drag out for several months and build anticipation.........but I just cant do that with fun projects.
Then they say to get your thread started.........so here it is.
The blade is a ladder pattern from HHH and the horn damascus is from ADS , the skull is a resin casting I found online and dyed Red.
I think it turned out well. I got the back of the guard a bit small and had to sand on the skull a bit , then it didnt dye like the rest.
Ohh well , next time around.
On to the pics.
Prep the skull and flatten.
The guard ready for shaping/slotting and the blade hollow ground and HT'ed
Just the blade before finishing. This was my FIRST double edge grind, Mheee..... not perfect , but not horribly bad.
Guard fitted to the blade and skull , now to forge the horns and shape the guard.
Here it is after dyeing the skull in RIT Dye and glueing it all together.
Real Punchy-Stabby type of knife.
I made a leather sheath with 2 rare earth magnets to hold it in. Dyed the white string I had red and used red paracord for the lanyard.
(there is a shadow on the cutting edge, upper left hand side, its there)
Thanks for looking , it was fun to build