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  1. Hello Everyone: I have been shamefully absent from both the craft and this forum since Arctic Fire this last Summer. Here is the first piece I've completed since then. It is based on a sketch by my good friend, Petr Florianek. I really liked the lines and asked if he would be okay with me basing my build on his sketch. He generously agreed. As you can see from the attached original sketch, I departed pretty radically from the theme of the piece, but stole the lines. Standard 1095/15n20 mix on the pattern weld. African Blackwood grip. Cast silicon bronze guard. And yes, th
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  2. And the crowd goes wild. Or not. This is the close cousin of the earlier one, I probably forged them about the same time. No, I just realized, the first one is an old blank that had a really different form, more of a spear point, and I never liked it, so it sat in the rack . I decided to re-grind the tip, and that happened about the same time as this one. Another small bowie BL 7.5" OL 12.250 Steel 1080 NS guard and butt cap Handle Indian Stag, Bloodwood and Osage This one has a really different feel, very substantial in my hand, whereas the other forces
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  3. A good friend and professional mentor of my wife used to be a pro skateboarder until a career ending injury sent him down the path of art and photography. Dear wife mentioned that I make knives sometimes so he casually remarked that I should make him one sometime. I thought it would be fun to make a skateboard inspired one so here it is. Blade is 1/4" ball bearings and 4600KC powder and handle is old busted skateboard decks that I glued together. Turns out skate shops in Austin will give you all the broken decks you want for free, they just toss them in the dumpster when they get too piled
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  4. Dear fellow Keepers of the Flame, My activity on this forum has been pretty nonexistent lately. I am sorry for that since I value this place and the exchange we cultivate here. My work has been as much (or more) on the theoretical end of things as it has been about making dust in the smithy. A part of the work with the exhibition at the Deutcsches Klingenmuseum back in 2015 was the development of a tool for visualising sword dynamics based on the ideas of Vincent Le Chevalier. He has a website where he publish his theories of the mechanics of swords and presents methods to calculate th
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  5. Dave - good to see your work again. I like the lines a lot. Pretty radical fuller. The bolster is my favorite part, though.
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  6. Beautiful knife, especially those handle curvatures .
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  7. Fantastic stuff Dave and yes that design change is really a feature. Richard
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  8. I really do have to commend you on the improvements you made in such a short period of time. And not just that, but you made a good knife and not because of the improvement. it's just a good looking knife. Nice work!
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  9. Hey guys, I was inspired by all of the cool Maringer pieces I've seen online lately to try and build my version. I went old school with flared brass tubes and green micarta scales. The 8.75" blade is of course 3V with my high performance heat treat. It balances perfectly at the ricasso. The sheath is a front exit similar to the originals, and can be carried with a shoulder rig or works equally well on the belt. I have never had the pleasure of holding a Maringer vorpal, so it is kind of cool to get to play with my version of one. If I get Tom's blessing, I may make a few more of thes
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  10. 10 inch damascus mosaic dagger.Hard work for me
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  11. Laminated blade with copper 95*28*4.8
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  12. Hey! I have similar one, mine is made around 1910. I lift spring with lever:
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  13. Another one sgian-dub.Scottish Highland knife blade..
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  14. Thanks Wes.I apprisiate your opinion,thanks again. Persian blade
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  15. Hi folks! I wanna show my last laminated blade 5" long 1-1\4" wide Stainless steel+carbon steel. Soon I`m gonna make some blades for sale... Best regards Roman
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  16. Hello My last mosaic-damascuc blades Thanks for your support and comments.
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