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Dwight

Thunderbird knife by Rik Palm

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Rik posted this in another forum, but I tought it would be a great piece to see here also. Rik's description: "The First one is a nature theme number 3 called "Thunderbird" one of the differences between a Raven or an Eagle is sometimes the Thunderbird is dipicted with curly horns. Its 4 inch'ish blade is edge quenched carved/textured 1084. The handle came from a 100 year old Alaskan Yellow Cedar tree (it has a wonderful spice scent when working it) The Northwest Coast Indians used it for all types of Art including very cool masks. I was going to even distress the handle even more by throwing it around and denting and hopefully breaking a piece of the horn off! But she who must be obeyed said "no"."

 

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Hopefully I haven't embarassed Rik. :)

 

-- Dwight

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Rik and Dwight, thanks for posting this knife!

 

There is a sense of wholeness about it. The blade as beak gives me a kind of feeling that no other knife has yet given. This piece transcends being a knife blade with ornamental handle.

 

Aaahhhhhh...

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This piece transcends being a knife blade with ornamental handle.

 

Aaahhhhhh... janal

 

 

thats so hard to do!!!!!!!!!

most of the times my stuff looks like a kniufe w stufffff added

to make it look whole

not like parts added togather is. is is. ........................

well i,m gonnaa go kick my muse

harley

kickn possum

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Whoops, somehow I missed this thread.

 

Robert, I used a small texturing hammer I made. I used Birchwood Casey's "Super cold blue" for the color. Its darker than the regular cold blue.

 

Rik

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