A set of steak knives for a wedding gift. for PAUL & LIZ  -  special friends
The theme was based on the Sankofa - a mythical bird of the Western African Akan people The engraved valley was kitted with wooden shapes before filling with African Blackwood sawdust/epoxy filler.
Various pictures during the manufacture
Steak knives. Pau Marfim top with Kiaat sides and bottom. The Sankofa is a mythical bird of the Western African Akan people the motif together with local timber was chosen for the wedding gift from Africa. Outline of the figure engraved using pantograph and Dremel router. The engraved valley was kitted with various shapes before filling with African Blackwood sawdust/epoxy filler.
For our friends Paul and Liz Craddock for their wedding in Worcester, UK 6th September 2008.
Pau Marfim, Kiaat, Pink Ivory, African Blackwood, Purple Heart, African Paduak.
BOX #11 the SANKOFA