Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Celtic Vined Hunting Knife

I'm still learning how to do some of the more complex Celtic knots and such. The narrowness of a knife handle also lends itself well to Celtic stylized vines. Plants and all of nature are my inspiration.

Those of you who have followed my knife posts probably are recognizing that I use the same photo locations over and over. This is a fallen oak log that's about 30 feet outside of the backdoor on the way to the pig pen. Because of the light color of the weathered wood, I like to use it to highlight the darker handled knives. It's also where I tend to take photos of knives in the afternoon as the shadow of the trees don't interfere.


ladyhawthorne said...

Nice work on your knives, your Etsy store looks great. I like the log you are using, it's perfect.
With Celtic knotwork you usually want to overlap the opposite way at each crossing, ie:left over right then right over left, etc. There are several good books from Dover you can probably find in your local library that show construction in detail.

Ernest said...

Thanks! Any websites you know of that can show me good examples of the knotwork?

ladyhawthorne said...

Here's a link to my favorite book from Dover, great prices on the used ones.

I've used my book for years and it still holds together, Dover makes quality books.