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Green Bay Packers Fan!

Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:11 am

So a customer sent me her dads slicer he got as a wedding gift over 50 years ago. Unfortunately his wife recently passed so the daughter wanted to surprise him. She decided to go with an understated GBP theme. I was super busy with other handles but put a rush on it for the dad factor. Other than the handle the knife was in surprisingly good shape. The blade just says Japan on it with no other markings. Was a little difficult to piece together as it was one of those half tangs. I ground the tang down and then surrounded it with brass to make it appear it has a brass tang. I also sharpened and mirror polished the blade for the young man. I liked doing this project, mostly for the sentimental reasons.

Spalted Maple Burl, brass, green and white G10, green mosaic pin.
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Re: Green Bay Packers Fan!

Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:50 pm

Thats a beaut Matt! Nice work!

Re: Green Bay Packers Fan!

Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:47 am

Nice to see a well-loved knife get a new life. Looks great!

Re: Green Bay Packers Fan!

Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:48 am

Simply love your work!

Re: Green Bay Packers Fan!

Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:53 am

I'm using that idea for a partial tang knife in my project box! I like it!

Re: Green Bay Packers Fan!

Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:05 am

When I read the title, I thought for sure I'd hate the knife. A... a Packers knife? But consider me astonished. What a beautiful end result.

Re: Green Bay Packers Fan!

Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:43 pm

Lepus wrote:When I read the title, I thought for sure I'd hate the knife. A... a Packers knife? But consider me astonished. What a beautiful end result.


I agree 100% I expected to see a 'G' logo that looked cheap. Instead, I saw a beautiful, understated handle that anyone would be proud to own. The mosaic pin is such a nice touch!! GREAT JOB!!!!!

Chris

Re: Green Bay Packers Fan!

Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:14 pm

That is pretty darn awesome! Very understated but extremely classy. I may have to get a cowboys theme just to irritate the husband a little lol.
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