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    A little Apocalyptic Bowie wrapped in brass with Giraffe tail decoration
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    Hi All This knife was made for a presentation unfortunately due to Covid it was postponed to a later date. It had to have a New Zealand flavour The handle is made from New Zealand Native Pohutukawa and fittings are made from sterling silver and coin bronze, (NZ one and two cents coins) The pommel is set with a New Zealand Greenstone The total length of the knife is, 27.5 cm. the blade measures 14 cm.
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    Well, you've got the right attitude. You pay your money and take your chance There is a low temp solder that gets mentioned here on occasion. I'm too lazy to look it up, but Alan will probably know the name if he stops by here again. I think that is what I would try for a flute if I needed to add solder. However, what I would try first is chemically cleaning the existing solder, and just trying to re-flow what is already there.
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    That's pretty much it. In Europe, pattern welding for deliberate decorative effect (rather than what the texts refer to as "piled" construction) appears in the third or fourth centuries AD and goes away between around 1000-1100 AD. It was very common on swords, fairly common on saxes (more common later than earlier), not uncommon on spears, (especially in the Scandinavian/Baltic regions) and rare on knives. Working knives were usually iron with a steel edge laid on or folded in. Pattern welding was about status display. A pattern-welded knife back then is like a Mont Blanc fountain pen now. A very expensive way to do a simple job, meant only to impress the lower classes.
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    hi everyone! Alright, so I'm spending somewhat of an eternity working on the sheath of this thing - so I've decided to post at least half of the thing... the knife itself. Let me present - Draumr Gripnir - the "Dream Grip" - with some unintended fingermarks and all! Blade in two bars of folded and twisted railroad steel, with a third bar (edge) of 15n20 and ferrier's rasps. Handle i copper, brass, camel bone and vulcanized fiber. The runes engraved in the brass reads "keep your blade sharp, but your mind sharper". The nut on the end really tested my skills as an aspiring "jewler". Anyhow - sheath and complete measurements to come. Needless to say, this is one heavy knife due to the massive materials in the handle. Sincerely, Alveprins.
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    Hi all, Here is a batch of lockdown projects just finished. These are all late medieval style eating knives and sheaths. The blades are all just very simple designs forged from 1075+cr, with as close to a flat grind as I could get. The handles are a mixture of apple, laburnum, yew and walnut, with brass pins and bolsters, and the sheaths are all inspired to some degree by originals from 'knives and scabbards', though not exact copies. Since making the blades I have acquired a lot more reference for this kind of knife, and in retrospect they are a little broad bladed so will be tweaking the proportions for the next lot. Also looks like the brass bolsters are more commonly bent sheet rather than the blocks I have used here. Obviously not the same calibre as the incredible pattern welded swords and so forth that are posted here, but it was a good noob learning curve making a batch of knives like this, and I hope you like them. Cheers! Alex
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    Not great photos, but straight out of the etch and scrubbed the oxides off with loose abrasives.
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    Bolster looks like a collar. In the original made by forging process. I was afraid to do the same, so as not to damage the blade, so the folded collar of the ball iron and carefully adjusted the way the place of plumbing. The back plate on the handle also made of ball iron. The handle is manufactured from the old bog oak. It is a piece of the frame of the sunken ship, divers raised from the bottom of the North Sea. Apparently the ship lay at the bottom of at least 250-300 years. I decided not to putty all the cracks in the wooden handle, it fits very well with the items.
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