so, i tried my hand at taxidermy again. this time with a larger bird. i currently have a freezer full of pheasants that my cousins gave me to practice on. i started with the small ugly one first. i kind of botched the job, but mostly because i still don't have all the right tools. but now i know. so pretty much the only part i could keep was the head.
the only logical thing to do was turn it into a dagger and give it to my lovely dad for father's day: