Here is a little story board of a build. I think it is ironwood, then a small piece of ebony and a copper spacer. I put in a copper tube for a lanyard hole. I normally would not put a lanyard hole in this, but I want to balance out the other copper.
This one is nearly finished. The mosaic pins look great. It has inspired me to try to make my own mosaic pins. I’m sure I’ll have a blog post on that. I haven’t quite gotten it razor sharp on my Lansky yet. I will have to give a few more rounds.
On to step 2. Got me a mosaic pin. Learned a bit about the difference of hardened vs non-hardened steel. Could NOT get the bit through the hardened side. Went though the other side like butter. Makes me feel good about the blade durability.
Drill bit got stuck here for a while. I decided to go through this hole with a smaller brass pin. I hope it looks good.
I love my Opinels, but I was feeling a bit guilty ignoring any USA made blades.Old Hickory Knives by Ontario Knife Company are a great way to start knife modding.They are inexpensive- buy a 2 pack on Amazon for under $25.
The Boxer: A No.7 Carbone. It went through quite a transformation. The hammered texture came as I tried to save a bad metallic silver paint job. I carved the paint off with a Flexcut Mini Pelican knife. Then I refined the texture with the Dremel.
Ebony wood stain and a coat of semi matt polyurethane. Black paracord with a diamond knot. One off Apocalyptic Dog tag copper bead.
Originally the tip wasn’t going to be so square. I tried a few patina patterns. The handle shrunk along the way. I do use it everyday to open boxes. Instagram gave it some love.
I eventually changed the lanyard bead to a smaller, more squared shape. I also wanted to show the little curve in the back of the handle, so I went with the single strand instead of the full loop through.
This little No. 7 is a useful pocket knife. It has a nice big hole in the back that you can attach all kinds of cool lanyards to. It is a great little box cutter. The blade shape is somewhere between a Wharncliffe and a Sheepfoot. It feels safer if you leave it open on a desk.
This was my first try at this. I added nice patina to this brass Higonokami knife. Trying to figure out what to do with the lanyard hole. I really like the blue green that came out in the ammonia chamber.