A few more Kiridashi Ive made recently , the top one is flat dark earth ceracoat on top of 01 tool steel with a type 1 vest cord wrap .
next is a single sided kiridashi with a black coating and dyed paracord inner strand .
a pair of single sided kiridashi in Mil-spec CF made from recycled saw blade deeply etched in ferric chloride .
a chunky 51200 bearing steel Kiridashi, wrapped in dyed paracord inner with an MTP camo kydex neck sheath .
another 51200 bearing steel kiridashi deeply etched in ferric and file work on the top wrapped in dyed paracord inner .
an etched 01 tool steel back up and a small double sided neck kiri wrapped in dyed inner strand paracord
I don’t need these. But damnit, I want them
We lost Earl Ragnar, our favorite Beta fish.
& we were sure to give him a viking’s funeral as such a magnificent fish as he deserves.
See you in Valhalla my friend.
Sail, Ragnar. Sail.
Parenting done right.
1 can of refrigerated Grands biscuits (not the flaky layers)
1/2 stick of butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Throw the cold stick of butter in a bundt pan and let it melt in the preheating oven.
While the butter melts, cut the Grands biscuits into quarters. In a bowl, toss the biscuit pieces, garlic, Italian Seasoning, and Parmesan cheese together.
Once the butter is melted, add the biscuit mixture to the pan, sprinkling with any cheese and garlic that gets let behind in the bowl.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20- 22 minutes until golden brown. Turn out on a dish and enjoy!
This is just fucking genius.
This looks interesting
Saturday, march 2nd.
I will be joining many other Americans to honor A True American Hero. Please join us by raising your flag at half mass that day of pay respect for Chris Kyle. It shames me that our president has released no statement on the tragic murder of a patriot. Who risked his life protecting our freedom.
God Bless you Chris Kyle. March 2nd, is your day brother.
My first whip attempt.
Ever since I was a kid watching Indiana Jones, I wanted my own bull whip. But buying a one-off custom whip can get pricey. And leather is a very expensive material to use as a newbie. So I thought about paracord.
Substituting paracord with leather requires a few extra steps to compensate for the “heft” leather gives you. If not done properly, you will basically be flinging a wet noodle around.
Whipmaking master, Bernie Wojcicki of Em Brand Whips, has posted a step by step instructions on YouTube. Rhett kelly also post a few tips with nylon whip making.
It can be very challenging, but very rewarding when you you pop off that first “crack”
Custom made knitting spools I made using wooden spools found int the wood section of Michael’s craft store. And using small finishing nails as pins. Stormdrane has posted this idea on his blog and it inspired to try it. I will post pictures out what I can create with these tools soon. Now to get to work! The one on the left has three pins, and I tied a 5x4 pineapple knot. The inter has two pins and a gaucho knot tied around it for grip and some decrotive flair. NOW TO GET TO WORK!!!
Seeing that breast cancer awareness is months away. I’m gearing up for a charity event. Southwest Knotworks will be making these awareness ribbon keychains and selling them for $5.00 a piece. All process will go to help save the TA-TA’s!
Seeing it is getting to be the end of January. I have time to make a decent amount to raise money for a good cause.
If you, or family & friends are survivors. Or your loved ones are fighting…please consider helping my cause.
More details TBD.
An anklet for my wife.
I found this Celtic knot charm at a small bead shop here in Tucson. I held on to it for months trying to figure out what to use it on. My wife seen it and fell in love with it. And her being a fan of unique jewelry, it’s a perfect fit.
Materials I used was 1.4mm braided nylon cord (like paracord, but smaller diameter). A jewelry clasp set bought at the craft store.
Tying a 4 strand round braid until the desired length, I finished off with a crown not to secure the ring for the clasp.
It made her happy, an I got to tie some more knots. Win win.
The South West Knotworks self defense key chain!
Can be made a single color or two toned per customer specifications. Contact: email@example.com for more info.
Being in the state of AZ, we have a many different means for protecting ourselves. A couple of friends attending the U of A are limited to no knives, conceal carry, etc. THUS, the inspiration for this.
I have tied many monkey fist knot key chains. They are effective for self defense, they do look cool. But they are very common. So to be different, I tied a 7x6 based pineapple knot around a 1” steel ball bearing. And made a six strand crown sinnet (with a few wall to crown knots for decrotive purposes) to major the handle. Finishing off with loop at the end the attach a key ring or what ever you like.
It’s effective, it looks cool, and your attacker will never see it coming.
Notice: this is a novelty item that is intended for the use of self defense. Myself & the SWKW team DO NOT condone violence, or intent to use in violent act. Use at your own risk.