Stag and Myrtle Knife





January 2012
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I started out with making this beautiful ritual knife out of a red stag antler tine and a myrtle wood blade, with a bit of dark brown deerskin around the hilt. The antler had too much curve for a sheath, but I wanted to have some way for it to not just be sitting on a shelf. So I took this secondhand cedar box, covered the lid with more deerskin, and decorated it with a slice of whitetail deer antler with a metal stag on it. To hold the knife, I attached two whitetail deer antler forks; they cradle the knife nicely. The box does not have hinges; the lid simply rests on top of it.