The orders have been coming in and I’ve been hard at work! I had initially written 30 limited edition sets for the crysknife and sheath but this early I’m of the mind to lower the number. Don’t get me wrong, it’s work I enjoy doing, but it is a LOT of work! If I could give up my day job to do this full time, I would! What a pleasant thought
What I’m really enjoying now is working on the cold cast components of the knife. As you can see below, the initial cast looks like muddy, grey clay.
While sanding the cold cast I find that the heated part that I’ve sanded takes a longer time to cool down, probably because of the actual metal in it! I’m done with initial sanding in the picture below. I’ll sand more to smooth out the surface, gradually using finer and finer sandpaper to achieve the metallic look I want.
I’m also doing the cold cast parts for the sheath by the way (see picture below). To my beloved clients, worry not; I am hard at work!
This morning I unearthed some model kits I had bought years and years ago that I never assembled because I “lacked the skills”. I just realised I probably have adequate skills to build this–I mean I did build a knife from scratch! Still, these’ll have to wait until the crysknives are done!