Been working on the inventory to get it up and running – I really hope everyone likes what will be in there. Adding a bowie knife that will have an antlered handle, and finished a small knife for those who don’t want a large one.
The curved knife in the photo sliced my finger twice as I held it and looked it over, so I’m pretty tickled at it’s keen edge. I tested it with scrap material, and all the knives I’ve finished recently will cut 1/4 inch thick leather. With a smile I finish making sheaths for them.
Received a deer skin from a co-worker this week, and I finished preparing the skin for tanning. The skull is now being macerated, and well – it’s gonna be a minute until it’s skull is ready. Loved the calm I felt from her though, that’s certainly nice. I do wonder what I’ll learn from her when she’s ready.
Her legs will be placed in the store, or at least one of them, as they are being prepared in salt.
Singing in the sunshine felt nice, with the break in the weather I was able to stay outside long enough to continue some knives along in forging. Before I did it – I re-blessed the forge to the Daughter of the Bear, and the Bear-Mother herself – in the creation process of metalworking. I thanked the Avian One for giving this smith a chance at mild weather, and the sun for warming my back. Once I had those done, I returned inside to finish some mini-charm bags and other pouches.
So, I had a pretty good day – and my shoulders and arms are happy to have their use after a long break due to chilling weather conditions. I still do not have a formal smithy yet, hoping for one soon…