28 September 2006

Amy brags about. . .

Ok, so, here's what Mark has been up to. At least in the hobby/income area. And not just school (even though he is doing that quite well also.)

This is the beginning of a knife as you can see.
With the guard and the blade.







These are the knives completed and drying, with the wood handles hand made, and the sheaths are not raw leather, they're "fancied up"










Here's a close up of that first knife, all finished and shiny. Isn't it pretty! (This is thanks to Sam's stockpiling of wood and willing to share it with us.) That is not two pieces of wood put together that is how the wood comes.









OK, here are the finished products. Two different knives with their own fitting sheaths. Notice the leather is "worn in" a little to help them have more character.








Nope, we aren't done. This is the real excitement to the story. This is a display in the mall at a knife store! It isn't just off in the corner somewhere in the store, this is the main window that you look in as you walk by the store. They have asked Mark to sell some of his "custom knives." Isn't that cool! The picture frame holds a bio. of Mark and pictures of other knives he has made.

The big knife is a "Texas Bowie"
The little knife is a "skinner"

6 Comments:

Anonymous Carson said...

Holy COW, that is sooooo cool. Awesome!

10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

That Rocks!!!! What a dream for Mark. I really am so glad you guys are having such a great time in your new element. So exciting!

10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

That Rocks!!!! What a dream for Mark. I really am so glad you guys are having such a great time in your new element. So exciting!

10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yip...the Mauzy's are aMAZING...every single one of them. GMa Arlene

2:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is soooo neat Mark. HOw exciting to have the window at the mall. WOW WOW WOW....Keep up the awesome work Mark...I can't believe how beautiful those knives look when they are finished. Jill

6:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a wonderful hobby. It is nice to take your mind off school and have something like this to refresh you before you go back to the books. Love those pictures. Gma

6:54:00 AM  

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