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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 8

Side B has been calling to me for a while now, so it’s time to knuckle under and get started…  This will be mostly bark with a sneaky centipede partially hidden underneath.  I vividly remember seeing one of these bad … Continue reading

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 7

Well, here’s Side A finished, following some gold inlay for spots on the beetle.  Now it’s on to Side B.  No rest for the wicked! Thanks for looking!

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 6

Here’s where we left off (above).  Today is inlaying the gold into the antennae, and completing the bark around the antennae. Above, in this view through the microscope, I’ve used a Lindsay Detailing Graver (96 degree V) to cut the … Continue reading

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 5

Today is all about carving the bark.  Above, I’ve begun by using a small carbide bur to begin adding vertical development to my so far very flat bark.  Since the stainless steel scales aren’t terribly thick, I’ve chosen to cut … Continue reading

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 4

Today, I carved the rotten wood at the back end of the scale.  Above, you can see the basic carving with small carbide burs.  The only direct engraving I’ve done at this point are the original cuts I made at the … Continue reading

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 3

Time to begin carving the beetle.  I started by engraving parallel cuts between the legs, leaving a little metal at the edge of the inlay pocket.  I don’t want to cut into the pocket and weaken the grip on the shibuichi. … Continue reading

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 2

Installing the Shibuichi Pocket Inlay Today is all about getting the shibuichi inlay into the stainless steel scales.  As far as I’m concerned, this is the make it or break it phase.  If I should fail to get the inlay … Continue reading

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William Henry “Engraved Longhorn Beetle Knife” Part 1

Well, after finishing up the little copper overlay titanium owl pendant, I’m back into the swing of things to begin my next William Henry (www.williamhenry.com) commission, a small B10 model folding knife. I started by engraving the basic layout of … Continue reading

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Dragonfly Blossom (B30) William Henry Studios Knife Scales – Part 5

I’m finally within striking distance of finishing this pair of William Henry knife scales.  It’s now time to inlay the 24 karat gold accents. Above, I’m beginning to inlay the stamen area of a cherry blossom.  I start by carving … Continue reading

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Dragonfly Blossom (B30) William Henry Studios Knife Scales – Part 4

Now it’s time to carve the branches in the style of Japanese shishiaibori, where all of the detail is below the original surface of the scales.  If you’ll recall, we cut VERY deep lines around the outside of the branches … Continue reading

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