John Drewes has been a long time customer. Sending us photos of his custom knives every now and then, we have started to urge him to let us sell some. We often display his work on our Social Media Pages. After asking a number of time, he is ready to sell some of these beautiful pieces. Quite the creative craftsman with just beautiful hand finished work.
Blade here is Lauri 95 hammered finish. Wood in handle is locally harvested Buckthorn, a nice material to work with—quite hard and polishes well. Bolster is nickel silver. Two pieces of acrylic "amber" in handle. Thicker Black layers are micarta and thinner black layers are G10 fiberglass. Pommel is a piece of Merino ram's horn.
Tang runs all the way through handle and is capped with a rivet. Smaller piece of Buckthorn wood with holes in it is hollow and has a stone in it which rattles. Inspired by a certain knife made by Marttiini.
The upper part of sheath is Finnish veg tanned leather. Lower part of sheath is a three layer laminate. Front layer is flattened piece of Merino ram's horn and the other two layers are buckthorn. 1/32 in. Black phenolic pins and epoxy secures it all here as well as epoxy in knife handle. The cord attached to it is a four strand leather braid which can be attached in various ways. Use your imagination here. Or simply stow it away in a fanny pack. Ends of the braided cord are secured to a small piece of the ram's horn with Turk's head knots.
Just a beautiful hand crafted piece, We truly love his work.