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Rock Art => Knife Making => Topic started by: MurphyStone on January 04, 2018, 06:22:10 AM

Title: Apache Chrysocolla and Pietersite
Post by: MurphyStone on January 04, 2018, 06:22:10 AM
Last one of 2017 and First of 2018. 

(https://i.imgur.com/ghs3vW9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BjZFTk3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/wipxupO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qbrVRiN.jpg)

Title: Re: Apache Chrysocolla and Pietersite
Post by: Jhon P on January 04, 2018, 08:38:18 AM
Very nice! You did very good fitting the stone.  Love the petersite,
The chrysocolla is real pretty, did you do it for display? The rock is pretty soft for daily carry? I did a knife for a friend with Congo malachite but he was just going to put in in a display case.
 Doing knifes can get addictive, I have a box full, I don’t make much of an effort to sell any. I have gave away more than I have ever sold. My wife gives me a hard time, I tell here that I am building inventory for the day I am forced in to retirement
Title: Re: Apache Chrysocolla and Pietersite
Post by: MurphyStone on January 04, 2018, 10:14:31 AM
Very nice! You did very good fitting the stone.  Love the petersite,
The chrysocolla is real pretty, did you do it for display? The rock is pretty soft for daily carry? I did a knife for a friend with Congo malachite but he was just going to put in in a display case.
 Doing knifes can get addictive, I have a box full, I don’t make much of an effort to sell any. I have gave away more than I have ever sold. My wife gives me a hard time, I tell here that I am building inventory for the day I am forced in to retirement

I make them mostly for myself, but people always seem to be wanting them so if there willing to pay, they leave :)

The chrysocolla actually under cut on me using excessive pressure or heat, but on this knife I really like the textured feel on the grip instead of the slippery high polish. So even though soft, it most likely will be my carry knife.
 
Title: Re: Apache Chrysocolla and Pietersite
Post by: Jhon P on January 04, 2018, 10:20:53 AM
If you carry it let me know how it holds up. Thanks
Title: Re: Apache Chrysocolla and Pietersite
Post by: southerly on January 05, 2018, 03:02:42 AM
Nice work, great choice of stone.