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Scott Roush




PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan, 2017 3:24 am    Post subject: Brass and Cherry dirk...         Reply with quote

I'm just finishing up this brass-spined dirk. It's not an exact replica.. more a combination of various features from several antiques. The wood is from a huge cherry root. This is part of my continuing goal of replicating some of the fine details of the earlier dirk styles.. rootwood being a very common material for this purpose. This dirk is currently available ... For more information you can take a look at my website: http://www.bigrockforge.com/scottish-dirk-brass-and-cherry/ I do have a few other things available on my website if you look around as well.















Thank you for looking...

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Leo Todeschini




PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan, 2017 4:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott,

That is quite, quite lovely.

I think that is just about perfect.

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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan, 2017 5:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is really nice! I'll bet that root-wood was a boogerbear to carve. I've used it for one-piece handles before, and the grain just goes crazy. Sure is pretty, and tough too! Big Grin .....McM
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Scott Roush




PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks a lot guys...

Mark... Yeah the cherry root was not my favorite to carve. I was hoping it would take detail better.. but it liked to fuzz up a little when scraping. All in all though.. if a fellow wanted to make a dirk in the highlands with limited resources... digging up a hedge root would definitely be the ticket. Still... I will always love the boxwood.

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan, 2017 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try making a grip...heck, try making ANYTHING, out of Bois-de-arc root. I think that's the only wood on the planet that grows pre-petrified. Laughing Out Loud Once you get it done, it'll last forever. Wink That's why we here in Texas use it to make fence posts.....IF you can find a piece long and straight enough. Laughing Out Loud ......McM
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Scott Roush




PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan, 2017 5:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ha... Yeah.. I've used a lot of osage.. but never the root. Osage is beautiful but the grain sure likes to carry your blade with it. Ebonized osage would sure look nice though on a dirk...
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Lin Robinson




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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A very nice piece of work. Congratulations.
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Scott Roush




PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lin Robinson wrote:
A very nice piece of work. Congratulations.


Thank you Lin...

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