Special Order – Seafarer’s Knife with Lignum Vitae Furniture


My mom wanted me to make a knife for my dad’s birthday and to use this Lignum Vitae  he raised  from the bottom of the Panama Canal while Scuba Diving when we lived there. Being that my dad is a sailing instructor, I thought the only kind of knife he would actually use would be a seafaring knife. I used the lignum vitae for the furniture and cork for the handle in the hopes that it would float. It doesn’t. This is the first knife that I etched with ferric chloride. I think it turned out great.

The sheath is thrown away Kydex and designed to be worn either on the belt or as a neck knife.



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