Today I finished some of the last knives of the Spring season here at Kvarnfall. Tomorrow I glue up one last handle, take photos, send off orders and pack.
Saturday I head off to Norway for another summer of museum work. Commercial production will resume in Autumn. Meanwhile you are free to contact me to plan commisions and place orders. (I have also made sure to build up a small stock available of blades and finished knives). In the light of this, here is one of my recently completed orders. A small knife made of bloomery iron, with a hearth-refined steel edge - one of the last made with Irish bog ore. Hope to get my hands on some again, one day
The handle is a piece of Rowan heart-wood, which grew here on the farm. This I paired up with an antler spacer. Shaped with a teardrop cross-section and finished with linseed oil.
The sheath is my standard design, veg-tan leather moulded to fit the blade, stitched with handspun linen thread, and stained.
Der skal da også være plads til fejl, men nøj hvor det er træls at finde fejlen, til aller aller sidst, hvor syningen ikke holder og den eneste løsning er at lave en helt ny fra bunden 😫 dyre, men effektive lærepenge og så er der jo altid godt, at jeg elsker at arbejde med læder! 👍 #ommer#leatherwork#leathersheath#oops
Throwback to these knife sheaths for @eathawkers 😍🖤🔪
I finally get to show you the final shots of these leather sheaths I recently made for @eathawkers. #dontnotmakestuff
I’ve been wanting to make something like this for a while (and you may have noticed my recent/old obsession with knives/sheaths).
These vegetable cleavers were presented to 2 of Hawker’s main chefs that have been with the company for 5 (“V”) years.
- Horween Leather Chromexcel exterior in natural color
- Pigskin lining in natural color
- Monofilament polyester thread in beige color
- 1/4” Veg. tan leather blade protector along the top and side edge
- Black edge paint, for contrast
- Cotton canvas sack in grey, with natural veg tan leather straps
made this piece for my trip to mexico city back in march. i explored lot of new techniques while developing this box bag with a lid, including wet forming some reinforcements for the lid and base and baking them in the oven. as it turns out, burned leather smells terrible - is anyone surprised?
might change some details for the next version, but i really enjoyed taking this around while exploring cdmx and all its stunning, inspiring beauty. these photos were taken at la casa azul de frida kahlo, which really deserves its own post to attempt to capture everything that was that experience. featuring the hand of my extraordinary friend and travel partner: @cassmorgan#leatherwork#fridakahlo#leatherbag#vegtan#boxbag#newwork#mexicocity#cdmx
I got this beautifully aged almost 5mm thick piece of veg tanned hide from @emppunytsaatana and while thinking what to do with it i ended up taking pocket dump picture.. but the original question still stands, what to do with the hide? Barefoot sandals and u-lock holsters came first in my mind. Thoughts? #leatherwork#pocketdump#edc