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01-05-04, 02:59 AM
I was fortunate enough to have taken a knifemaking course from Knute Dahl a few years ago, when he was in the US (Minnesota). We learned the basics of pouting half-tanned leather and I have made a few scandinavian-style knives since then. But the pouted sheaths I most admire have such detailed and smooth pouting that I can't believe the leather was pouted with the knife inside the sheath - there must have been a more smooth and regularly-shaped surface to work the leather against. Can anyone discuss techniques for pouting?
01-05-04, 05:01 AM
Nice reply zed :biggthump
01-05-04, 04:42 PM
For some reason reply didn't come through. I just have a little block with a question mark in it.... Try again?
01-05-04, 05:03 PM
Well, that was worth the effort... :rolleyes::banghead:
Dunno what that has to do with anything tho? At least that is what ZDP tried to upload.
it is hard to tell if you cant show me any piccies, but what Knut can do, the height and the details are stunning, i have tried, and i have tried, and he has explained to me, but still cant get the same height to the leather that he can. But i have seene him do it, so i am sure that he does what he is saying he is.
I will try and find a picture of one of his sheaths.
Found one, the picture does not do it justice, but you get the general idea.
01-05-04, 10:09 PM
ok for those that don't know the ins and outs ..... right click on the x box ..... go to properties ... copy the url address to your address bar ...... and hit enter ..... and you will get a pick of lucious lips jolie
01-05-04, 10:29 PM
I'm more interested in why my browser is acting up and now *not* showing the picture.
Purely technical reasons, you understand.
01-05-04, 10:33 PM
I understand ;)
01-05-04, 10:33 PM
mine isn't showing it either ..... but i won't lose sleep over it
Why not start a new thread about it, and lets keep this one about pouting ;)
...smooth and regularly-shaped surface to work the leather against. Can anyone discuss techniques for pouting?
There are some smooth regularly shaped surfaces in that pic...oh yes.
One of Knuths "poutings"
02-05-04, 12:02 PM
Johan, if that's one of yours, at your prices, I'll buy it immediately!
Lol no. Holy...... i dream of making a knife like that. Its one of Knuts work of art....
Anyway is it the pouting or the lion head you liked?
02-05-04, 01:20 PM
In English terminology, he's surely the "Dog's Knuts"
The pouting was excellent and way above par. The carving, was spectacular.
I raise my hat to him.
I would like know how Johan does the amazing things he achieves with his own sheaths.
I agree, Knuts work is incredible. Lovely carving on the knife.....And the sheath was pretty too.......Again its not my knife.....Thanks anyway, now i know how many GREAT comments i will get if i ever make a knife like that :D but if i just make a knife half as good as that i will die a happy bunny! I heard that sentence somewhere else on this forum :D
Johan, I am happy that we are teaching you how to speak English like we do here!
How do you do that effect that looks a bit like waves on a beach? You know, the 'V' shapes? That is just so cool. I am working on my first knife with a blade from Trond and I would like some advice on how to make the sheath look good.
You seem to be the expert!
If you ment the top of the sheath, just press it down with this:
btw i am not the expert. When it comes to pouting i suxz0r!
Thanks anyway :D Tho i hope ill get better in time ;)
'Just press it down'...........
You make it sound like the easiest thing in the world..........
I will try. It will be s**t but I will try.........
It is the easiest thing in the world. I mean you have to poute the sheath that is difficult part but after you have pouted its easy to press in the leather....
02-05-04, 07:35 PM
if pouting it works ..... how about nibbling it gently??
Yeah poke it with a stick...no problem worth solving cannot be solved by poking with a correctly selected stick.
That has to be one of the finest knives that I have ever seen. Finest anything for that matter. Quite aside from the superlative technical skill the eye for form and line is just superb.
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