Netsuke From Holland

Pocket knives in netsuke style.

Aside from carving netsuke I sometimes mod an Opinel knife.
Opinel knives are French made simpel knives. Wood handle and stainless of carbon steel blade. I take them apart and make a new wooden handle. Which I carve in netsuke style subjects. Then I reassemble the parts.

I made 4 knifes this way so far. All in boxwood an stainless steel blades. I used Opinel nr. 6 and 7 for these mods. I color the handles the same way as my boxwood netsuke. 
Some blades are reshaped to.

1. Dragonhead. Closed length 10.5 cm.
Eyes yellow and black horn. Yellow horn teeth.

2. Octopus and seaweed. Closed length 11 cm.
Eyes yellow and black horn.

3. Spider on taro leaf. Closed length 10 cm.

4. Centipede on tree. Closed length 11 cm.

An new Opinel kife for comparison. 

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