I love making custom knives designed for specific people.
This knife was made for a photographer who specializes in night sky photography. She often goes out into the wilds to get her shots and I figured a nice every day carry tool that reflects her personality and interests was something she’d need. Fortunately, she agreed whole heartedly and carries it constantly, showing it off to everyone!
Sometimes knives take on their own character as they are being made and this one is a perfect example of that. It did not turn out the way I had planned, as I messed up on the initial bevel of the blade on one side, so ended up loosing about 1/2″ of blade length in re-profiling it. All in all, I think it is probably better than I had originally planned!
The handle is blue dyed California Buckeye Burl with a Damascus blade of 512 folds of High Carbon steel and High carbon Stainless Steel. The blade length is 2 1/2″ and it is 3/4″ wide. The sheath is obviously dyed leather with blue braided waxed thread.