Tradicionalmente,el lobo ha sido venerado y tomado por un mensajero del Dios de la Montaña.
De hecho la pronunciación en japonés de "Lobo" y "Gran Dios" es la misma : OKAMI.

Un verano, Lobito recibió un regalo que consistía en un kit de un cuchillo Nórdico (Saami Kit) ,Aqui os enseño el Kit y el resultado Final ,que no es igual al que debería ser (para el cuchillo Nórdico), tiene el toque personal de Lobito

Este es el Kit que recibes tal cual te lo envían de Noruegelandia. (www:brisa.fi)

Y este es el resultado

 

Para que os hagáis una idea , aqui os dejo las instrucciones para hacer el cuchillo y el resultado final de como debe quedar según el artesano que los fabrica.

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A good reindeer antler is quite solid. The diameter can be up to 1 1/2 inch. From piece number 1 the knife sheath is made. From piece number 2 is the knife handle made. But first make a drawing of the knife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you see all the pieces to the handle together with the blade and the drawing. The wood for this handle is sallow root. Birch bark spacers. The first antler piece on the handle is the most important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise for gluing. Recommended epoxi to stand water.

saami_2.jpg Shape the handle roughly before riveting the knob to the handle. This knob is taken from the part of the antler that is nearest the skull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use finer and finer sandpaper in the sanding of the handle. At the end moisten the handle with water so the wood fiber rises. Then polish the handle with steel wool. Repeat several times.

 

 

 

 

Suitable blades are:
Kankaanpää Saami (this knife)
Lauri 95 mm carbon
Lauri 125 mm carbon.
Vikström 87 mm carbon.

This beautiful knife is made by Mikael Karlsson.

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Split the antler piece with a thin saw blade. Draw the shape of the sheath on one of them. Grind the shape out and use it as a pattern for the other half.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carve out the space for the blade with a wood chisel. Glue both halves together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then use the knife to take out the form of the knife sheath.

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Chamfer the antler so the knife will slide smoothly into the sheath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use finer and finer sandpaper in the sanding of the handle. At the end moisten the handle with water so the wood fiber rises. Then polish the handle with steel wool. Repeat several times.

 

 

When the leather is drying it will shrink a lot. That's why the handle is wrapped with aluminum foil. The foil makes it possible to pull the knife out. Notice the tracks on the top on the sheath. The leather shrinks into the tracks and that is how the leather and the sheath is held together.

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Sewing the leather with two nails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engrave from two sides so the track will have a shape of a "V". The lines can be thin or thick, depending on the angle on the engraving knife. If you are interested in trying, begin with an easy pattern and don't cut to deep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the engraving fill the tracks with a mix of ground alder bark and lacquer. Copper rivets look good and they have a meaning. Antler is a living material and sometimes the glue can't hold both halves together. But the copper rivets and the leather will.

 

 

 

 

 

North Saami knife and sheath made by Mikael Karlsson.

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