Ray Rogers Handcrafted Knives

Fillet Knife Style 3124

Well, here's a real oddball knife. I wandered into a bead shop in the mall and found these African bone needles. The story is that African fishermen use these things like big needles when they do net repair. Apparently, they have been carving this same pattern into these bones for over 100 years. The interesting part is that the pattern is actually Eskimo. It seems that a trading ship picked up some scrimmed ivory products in Alaska a century or so ago and then went to Africa. Whatever, it seemed like a clever handle for a fillet knife to me.

The bone is mounted over red fiber liners on a fairly stiff 7 inch 440C blade.

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