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Tutorials - Making a dress up criollo knife
A traditional criollo knife (and sheath) gets dressed up with engraved sterling silver.
Heat treated and etched damascus criollo blade, ready for a handle. (Pictures 1 and 2)

Some file work. (Picture 3)

Drilling the ebony piece for the handle. (Picture 4)

Removing some material at the point so the boslter can fit perfectly. (Picture 5)

Cutting a piece of stag for the handle. (Picture 6)

Cutting a piece of sterling silver. (Picture 7)
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Marking a piece of fiber with a sterling silver piece, already shaped (for the spacers) (Picture 8)

Welding a sterling silver ring to the bolster. (Picture 9)

Bolster already welded. It's still missing a good polish and the file work on the ring. (Picture 10)

Unensambled handle. (Picture 11)

Putting the handle together (still missing the buttcap) (Picture 12)

Sandpapering the ensambled handle. (Picture 13)

Stencil for the sheath. (Picture 14)
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Using the stencil to mark and then cut the leather. (Picture 15)

Decorating the leather. (Picture 16)

Decorating a 2mm thick sterling silver piece for the belt bucle with a small chisel. For this sheath, I chose a bird feather. (Picture 17)

Welding it to the top part of the sheath. (Also sterling silver) (Picture 18)

Molding the bottom part of the sheath. (Also sterling silver) (Picture 19)

n order to decorate that bottom part, I cutted small pieces of sterling silver til I got a rose. Then I welded them one by one, first the petals, then the branch and then the leafs. (Picture 20)
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Finished Knife and Sheath
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