flopsam and jetsam

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 Bent Copper .

One piece copper pipe , hammered ,etched and blackened then stone washed with a single brass eyelet .

 Sheath is lined with original 1944 US OD green canvas from a WW2 Sherman tank as a basic liner for the high carbon bearing steel X- file’d kiridashi .

 Custom knives , sheaths and gear from rtknives@hotmail.com

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Back now .

  ok so sorry to all as Ive been away a fair bit of late but the Summer is now over and its back to work proper .

But did manage to sneak a day down on the coast scavenging and found a stash of the usual suspects of old copper coins and shipwrecked boat nails and a hoard of lead fishing  weights and ammo useful in a few of my projects  .

Also 2 unusual items the first a signet ring with either DM or MD initials and a quite odd possibly brass thing which may be some form of broach or perhaps a Military buckle ???

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One of the items I found yesterday in the Flotsam & Jetsam was this lovely wooden pipe bowl .

 I’ve no idea to the age of this pipe but can well imagine a poor old Sea-Dog cursing Neptune as he accidentally dropped it over the side of his boat .

The brier wood is amazingly well preserved if not a little sandblasted by the recent storms and it seems a little sea critter made its home in the bowl but had long vacated .

 The plan is to dry it out , re oil and then make a new stem for it so will post up some pictures as and when its completed .