Devil Ray Forgeworks

Current Projects

 

Current Projects

These are projects i am currently making, that do not have homes as of yet. 

 
 
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Cable damascus skein dubh

I started this project a few years back when Tide water forge challenged Cat Tail Forge and myself to take a tiny billet of material and make a useful knife from it. A good test of material control, of spatial thinking, and working in small scale. I decided to make a skein dubh as the material features and proportions would lend themselves well to the project. The addition of a wrought iron bolster, and desert iron wood burl will make for a wonderful interpretation of the classic design. 

 
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Left handed utility knife

After learning some joinery in order to make a few keepsake boxes for friends and family i decided a small utility knife was essential for marking lines and paring wood fibers away.  Constructed from 1075, with lacewood handle slabs, hand made leather sheathe. This one is nearing completion as i hone in that razor fine edge for marking. 

 
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Leuku

These knife designs come from Scandinavia where they are used as farming/hunting implements. Meant to be used for light duty chopping, such as climbing trees, cutting poles for shelters,  butchering, and even light kindling duty. This one is again 1075, with copper bolster, red heartwood body, and a copper buttcap. The leather sheath i handmade as well, and is my first attempt at both tooling and complex sheath making.