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Jayne's Staghorn Handle Knife

Episode 7 - Jaynestown

Jayne's Staghorn Handle Knife

Postby pennausamike » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:59 pm

Far as the knives, I have no idea why I felt compelled to take on the Jaynestown knife
when the whole idea of the work I'm doing is to finish unfinished projects.
Well, actually, I do know.
After I built the Jayne War Stories apple-spearing knife,
I realized I only needed one more knife to be able to display all of Jayne's knives.
Plus, it'll look good with the QMx Hero of Canton poster.

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Mine has an 8" long blade, 3/4" long black piece with a 3/8" thick brass hilt and a 5 1/4"-ish handle.
I based my sizes off the fact that the Jaynestown knife fit in Binky's sheath.
And, that was TOTALLY wrong.
Eh, TS, I'm not changing it now!

I made the blade out of stainless steel and I'm making the handle out of wood;
carved and painted to look like stag horn.

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The blade is basically done except for painting the grid and a final polish.
The brass hilt is done and the black plastic piece just needs paint.
The "staghorn" grip is very in-process....

I've shown the other building steps;
the one that didn't turn out so well was masking and painting the grid pattern.

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NOW I'm willing to say I'm not going to take on more work to strip and fix it.
As I've noted before, without a close up pic for comparison,
I think it will display nice enough.
If I wait to get it perfect, I may never display it.

"Boy, sure would be nice if we had some grenades,
(and some knives, and a big gun, and a funny hat made by Ma Cobb,)
don'tcha think?"

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Re: Jayne's Staghorn Handle Knife

Postby AZSneed » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:36 am

Great looking Jayne collection!

As I was scrolling down looking at the photos, I was wondering about how you would put the pattern on the blade.
Painting is good for display, but I was thinking, sandblasting. I tested a small hand held sandblaster on a piece of metal, as a test to later put lettering on a sword, it looked good. Just never done the sword yet, so I can't show you.
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Re: Jayne's Staghorn Handle Knife

Postby F-N-S » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:02 am

The staghorn handle knife looks really good! I'm impressed how great the fake staghorn looks.
I'm working on Aldo Raine's knife from Inglorious Basterds and gave up looking for a staghorn handle that would fit my blade. After seeing yours I think I will make one from wood :)
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Re: Jayne's Staghorn Handle Knife

Postby pennausamike » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:09 am

F-N-S wrote:The staghorn handle knife looks really good!
I'm impressed how great the fake staghorn looks.
I'm working on Aldo Raine's knife from Inglorious Basterds
and gave up looking for a staghorn handle that would fit my blade.
After seeing yours I think I will make one from wood :)


I used a small ball dremel bit to make the grooves.
The thing hops around a little if you don't try to rigidly control it.
The irregularities contribute to the realism.
Also, I brush painted everything, and once again,
making the brush strokes irregular also contributes to the realism of the finish.
I used two different shades of tan and two different browns in painting it.
I'm sure a person with better shading sensibilities would achieve an even better result.

Good Luck!

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Re: Jayne's Staghorn Handle Knife

Postby Dorian Gray » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:36 pm

As I was on this thread I was watching Arrested Development I noticed one of Jayne's knifes...

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Re: Jayne's Staghorn Handle Knife

Postby Badger » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:54 pm

Yeah, the rubber one :)

Now owned by a member here, I believe....

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Re: Jayne's Staghorn Handle Knife

Postby jason1976 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:04 am

Now, if only the owner of one of the versions would sell some castings. Man I love that knife.
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Re: Jayne's Staghorn Handle Knife

Postby Badger » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:39 am

Nice work Mike, by the way.

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