It seems as though Julius Pettersson’s reputation is spreading worldwide, with Californian customer Jonathan Aballi getting hold of one his knife blades and kindly sending in these pictures:
I wanted to send pictures of my finished knife. The handle is made from giraffe bone, leather and stabilized black ash burl:
I formed it to my hand pretty well, and so far so good. This is a really high-quality blade and will actually become my everyday knife once I finish the sheath. I included a few other pictures which illustrate the process although this is nothing new to those that have made one:
I appreciate you offering this product and it was truly rewarding making the handle; I am also currently working on one for my wife, which I will send in pictures of once I finish.
Jonathan Aballi, Escondido, CA
Very Nice Man, Most have taken a good bit of time. Thanks!
Thanks for the comments, used a file for most of the material removal and then switched over to sandpaper once ready. Used 60, 100, 150 and 400 grit after filing. Also, worked well to wrap the sandpaper around paint stir sticks, didn’t use a sander. Good luck
Very very nice mate! Did you just file down the handle our use a sander, Beauiful knife Jonathan!
very nice, i may have to give this a try ;]