Hey guys. It’s been a while since I posted something. I guess work and studying is still my priority and I don’t have much time for fly fishing. But let’s hope that will change soon as I will probably graduate this year. But enough about that.
Here’s something I’m into lately. Collecting knives! Yeah! Beside a few folders and fixed blades I got recently I’m a huge fan of Swiss Army Knifes. I own a few Victorinox models like Fisherman, Climber and a few Classic as keychains. But here’s what become my favorite Swiss Army Knife. I got this old Wenger on an online auction on a local website here in Serbia. It was like an extra gift with a Zippo lighter I won. I actually did all the bidding to get this knife, not that Zippo. Had big plans for this ugly and old knife. 🙂 So here’s what I came up with. I have to give some credit to my dear friend Oliver for letting me be around his workshop and asking boring questions about working with wood.
Here’s how knife looked before I started to work on it:
And here’s how it looks now:
I removed the plastic handles and polished the steel. Took me a few hours to shape the wooden handles to fit but with Olivers help we finally made them fit the steel part. I used a walnut wood because I love how dark wood fits polished steel. Made a fitting lanyard for this gadget and decided to keep it’s authenticity so I printed Wenger logo again.