My first Commission – Part 11 – Finished

I am done. It could be better and hopefully, in the future, I will be able to do better. And also be able to make better pictures.

The knife is balanced at the forefinger groove, blade length approx 110 mm, handle length approx 120 mm. N690 steel.

The knife in its simple leather sheath… © Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

…and outside of it. © Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

Blade detail. Etched are my initials and number 1 in Glagolitic script. The false edge is sharp, but not cutting sharp. © Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

Handle from my late cherry tree, coated with hard, waterproof and scratch-resistant boat lacquer. Contrast washers jatoba, fittings stainless steel. © Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

Today I finished taking pain medication for my hands. I will try and abstain from any strenuous work for one more week and we’ll see what happens next. The pain went almost, but never entirely, away. I am OK when I do nothing, but on Friday I wrote a short post on my Czech blog and my hands hurt afterward. The same goes for finishing the leather sheath – I had to swing a hammer a few times to mount the press studs and that caused some mild pain too, despite me being very careful and not needing to hit too hard. It worries me.


  1. Nightjar says

    It’s so beautiful, Charly, I love it. I’m sorry to hear about your pain, hope you get better soon.

  2. Jazzlet says

    It’s beautiful Charly, I love your mark too.

    I hope your hands do not go on giving you trouble, I’m not surprised you are worrying about them *hug*

  3. voyager says

    Congratulations, Charly. It’s beautiful. I love the curves on the blade and the handle is gorgeous. I also like the way your maker’s mark looks.

    I hope another week of rest does the trick for your hands. I had a small fracture from a fall in one of the bones of my hand years ago and the Dr. told me that 6 weeks of rest was required, so give yourself a good rest from hard use. Micro-fractures probably take about the same amount of time to heal.

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