The goal of this two-tone hunting knife was to showcase how a unique white and black color scheme could create a beautiful and traditional Samic-inspired knife.
The initial challenges were to create all the curves in an identical shape for all materials, and to avoid any visible glue connections during the assembly process. From a design perspective the challenge focused on selecting and executing the complex engraving patterns so the overall look was one of flow and smooth repetition.
Working with natural materials like horn restrict your ability to make significant corrections to the shape along the way; there is no bending or stretching the horn into a desired shape. Experience has taught me to merely select the materials and let the shape of the knife naturally reveal itself to me.
The knife was finished in May 2017 in preparation for the Ludvika Show in Sweden where it wont 1st prize in the Half Horn Class.
Knife blade: Stainless steel RWL34. Length 9.5 cm.
Metal grinder: Jørn Sønderskov Christensen.
Knife handle: Buffalo horn and engraved reindeer horn.
Knife sheath: Semi-tanned reindeer leather, buffalo horn, engraved reindeer horn.
Date created: May 2017
Item identifier: Model no. 309