I have done letter openers in the past so really wanted to pull out the stops for this one. Firstly i selected a really nice piece of some local Scottish Sweet Chestnut. This wood is a woodcrafters dream, very stable, strong yet lightweight. It is mid brown with darker streaks, a golden iridescence, similar to Oak but with more variation of colour.
I carve a traditional Sgian Dubh handle which is very comfortable in the hand. I put an edge on the blade and then carve some serrations on the top of the blade to add a little more attitude. To finish and add an extra touch of class i add and end cap of some Scottish Burr Wych Elm sapwood. This creamy brown burr wood has an eye-catching burr grain and its colours complement the Sweet Chestnut perfectly.
To finish the wood, firstly i use Shellac Sealer and Cellulose thinners, this gives a stable base and really makes the colour pop! I then apply 3 coats of Danish Oil, a very traditional finish in woodworking, quite hard wearing and leaves a pleasant satin sheen.
The letter opener measures 211mm long. The handle is 105mm long x 26mm wide x 18mm thick. My "UBC" company logo is on the bottom rear of the handle.
My Sgian Dubhs are one of my best selling items so i decided to do a Sgian Dubh styled letter opener. Not just any letter opener, i wanted to do something really classy and elegant but with enough attitude to stab a nasty bill to death!
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