The Old Man of the Mountains

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ILikeStilettos
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The Old Man of the Mountains

Postby ILikeStilettos » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:30 pm

I found this artist on Facebook, Neil Fehr, who does fabulous carvings into natural antler, and without destroying the natural beauty of the material by "shaving" it. I've purchased a half dozen examples of his work, but this is the first one to actually appear on a knife.

BudK had a BOGO sale going on Timberwolf Knives (Pakistan Damascus) and I really liked this big 7-1/2" X 5/32" dagger blade. I sent it to Duke, who created a heavy lugged stainless steel guard for me and then put everything together. I think it looks terrific. I've always thought that this sort of guard style looked good on a big knife. By the way, he still has the second blade and a selection of handles, including several more from Neil Fehr.

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The 12-1/2" overall knife weighs in at a hefty 10.8 oz. If I hold it in my right hand, this is how it looks.

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This is what you see when it is sheathed.

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I wish Neil had signed this one as he did on some subsequent handles.

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Neil is really good at integrating his art with natural features of the antler.

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Thanks for looking.
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Re: The Old Man of the Mountains

Postby whippersnapper » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:12 pm

That's awesome!

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Re: The Old Man of the Mountains

Postby natcherly » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:44 am

That is truly impressive!

BTW, how did Neil capture your likeness so well? :shock: :lol:

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Re: The Old Man of the Mountains

Postby ILikeStilettos » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:32 am

natcherly wrote:That is truly impressive!

BTW, how did Neil capture your likeness so well? :shock: :lol:

He flew a drone over while I was nude sunbathing in the backyard. Good thing I was on my stomach, huh?
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Re: The Old Man of the Mountains

Postby DonC » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:26 pm

Really great example of working within the natural features of the material. Takes a lot more skill and artistic talent to pull it off.
Did the Gov't bill you for the broken camera lens on the drone? );-)
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Re: The Old Man of the Mountains

Postby warbird » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:09 pm

:shock: :o what a beauty !! love it !!

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Re: The Old Man of the Mountains

Postby warbird » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:13 pm

what that cost ya to have made ? I would like to have on !! or at least some of his carvings

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Re: The Old Man of the Mountains

Postby ILikeStilettos » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:05 pm

warbird wrote:what that cost ya to have made ? I would like to have on !! or at least some of his carvings

Seems like the handle was $50-60, the knife about $50 on sale, and Duke donated the rest. Reread the OP about what was left over, and talk to Duke "Knifemaker" - I'm sure he will be reasonable.
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Re: The Old Man of the Mountains

Postby warbird » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:13 pm

How do I get ahold of these guys ?


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