The following entry was kindly provided by Woodlore customer David Jack:
I finished the handle for my Julius Pettersson Knife Blade a couple of weeks ago, and thought I would share the results. I took the knife out for the weekend and it’s a real step up from my Mora Clipper Knife. It’s the traditional Saami design with antler and birch bark spacers, however I used Alder root instead of curly Birch for the wood.
It was over a year from deciding to make it to completing it, but it was a constant little project I spent my spare time on when I liked, and a really great way of bringing some bushcraft inside (without making too much mess!).
I’ve already started to make my firesteel out of some of the leftover Alder, and recently received my Large Crooked Knife Blade, so I don’t feel lost when I can’t get outside to do bushcraft (although hopefully that won’t happen too much considering what the weather has been like!) .
Many thanks to all the Woodlore team for the inspiration and the usual outstanding service!
A really great tribute to the blade and tradition… a pang of pride (no doubt K-) every time you get to use it. That’s a lot of joy for a long time, well done sir!-)
Great stuff David, Im glad you got around to completing the knife. The Alder root came out nicely.