Forged bearing belt knife in Gcarta

daizee

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This one's for my shipmates, nearly complete except for sheath and edge. This 5.125" blade was hand-forged from half of a E/V Nautilus rudder bearing (https://goldknifeworks.wordpress.com/2019/08/29/the-rudder-bearing-story/), brass bolster from the bearing cage, wearing Ocean Depths Gcarta from @g.l._hansenandsons.

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daizee

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Thanks, Fellas.
@Molokai - it's the trade name for GL Hansen's laminates. It's essentially small-batch micarta, but "Micarta" is actually trademarked, tho we use the term like "Kleenex".
 

MolokaiRider

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Thanks, Fellas.
@Molokai - it's the trade name for GL Hansen's laminates. It's essentially small-batch micarta, but "Micarta" is actually trademarked, tho we use the term like "Kleenex".

Thanks. It’s definitely an appealing material. That handle looks very comfortable.

Thanks for the link as well! Pretty neat story and history!
 
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Holy moley, daizee, the bar is now raised into the stratosphere. Beautifully designed and crafted!
 

3fifty7

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Very nice work, bonus points for the use of material and theme. That handle looks great! I like denim “micarta” but it’s not always of the best quality, how did you find this Gcarta worked? It certainly finished well.
 
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