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Mat Maresch

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  1. Ah, yes. The usual stuff. Silver,and damascus. And ebony - ah wait, Desert Ironwood!!!


    Ah yes, the ususal stuff. Boring.

    Um - did I say boring? Amazing, I meant, amazing!!!


    Amazing stuff, as always, Tonu!

    Hope to see you in may in Solingen - your table was the most boring table last year!







    edit - please change boring to amazing gorgeous wonderful etc.

  2. Welcome back, Tony!

    I do remember your nick at least :)


    I guess every welded handle will brake after some time, especially as it is prone to getting hot and cold in rather short intervals. If it held two hours forging by hand, I´d say you welded well :)


    When forging damascus ( cole / power hammer) I need to reweld the handle every... five to six heats ( I guess, never counted).

  3. Sam, since the days you made your entry to this community you have definitely been making progress ...


    Today all I can say is your forging skills start to become unreal.

    Thats a beautiful piece of art imo -

    and I would put some fine slim and undersize ivory slabs on it !


    Incredible what you learned in the past four years.

  4. Stéphane,


    let me be the first to congratulate you on this marvellous piece.

    I think it is incredible how many ´firsts` you pulled out of your hat and accomplished them so well.


    It is a marvellous piece, as was the doumentation of your progress!


    Wonderful work.

  5. Thats a fiery beard well earned.

    The seax is marvellous - but the scabbard ---- oh my. I´d even say "Jeez!". ;)


    Seems about time you skipped the japanese crap ( no offence meant!)and continued the migration-era-way :)

    This really blew me away. It looks like a oneandahalf-thousand-years-old!


  6. You got really something going with those bush swords.


    I like how you seem to find the eye for the contours. They flow really well by now.

    And Padouk for the sheath - thats a mighty fine wood.

    I hope to get some this weekend at the Solingen Show... It´s hard as should be, resilient and light, and the colour is just WHOOW.


    I like this one!

  7. I missed this one too -


    the detail and craftmanship on the scabbard is just incredible.

    The blade is incredible, too. Those fullers kill me.

    As is the hilt.

    And the overall package.


    Seems.... all is incredible.


    Can´t wait for the next piece, and the next, and the next.... You got me addicted to your work.


    Greets to Canada!



  8. Hello everybody,


    it´s been a time since I showed something, I have been busy..


    This bowie was finished last week, originally I intended it to be one of my flagships for the Solingen show in two weeks time.

    Saturday a customer dropped by, and bought it right away. First come, first serve, I will miss this one on my table.


    Blade forged from 75Cr1, outer layers 496 layers random

    Handle is the most beautiful tooth I ever laid my hands on

    Overall length ist about 410mm ( 16 1/8'')


    Hope you enjoy the pics, and thanks for looking.















  9. Hello All,


    I´d like to show you one of my modest standard models I build now and then.

    This one was a customer´s order.


    Blade is 1%C with some tungsten ( german steel# 1.2519, similar to blue paper steel)

    Slabs desert ironwood

    blade and handle are both around 3 1/3''


    Hope you are all fine.









  10. The story behind it is touching and one can only guess at all the emotions that come along with such a piece; thanks for showing & telling.


    Might I humbly request some.... sharper and larger pics? It really looks like an outstanding piece!

    Would love to see some more of it :)

  11. Hello folks,


    today I´d like to show you a customers order.


    Materials are 400layers random damascus, bronze and desert ironwood.

    The tang is screwed with the butt cap.

    OAL is about 9 inches.


    Hope you enjoy the pics!












  12. First, beautiful knives, all of them.


    Second, I'm the kind of guy that'll correct graffitti, so excuse me, but I thought the salutaion "baldesmiths" was kind of funny :lol: I know it's just a typo, just kidding around here..


    Uh, my bad, urm, sorry, no bald guys here I guess :)


    But what´s a "salutaion"? :P


    Corrected, thanks.

  13. Thank you all very much - I´m glad you like it as much as I do :)


    The maps were supplied with a german softcover edition of JRRT´s LotR.

    Somehow they seemed to make the right background for this knife.

    Though I have to admit they are a bit too bright for photography, wish I had taken something a bit darker for this knife.

    But, hey - we all see it´s a knife, so it isn´t too bad I guess.


    Again - thank you all, much appreciated!



  14. Here´s another one I made last year -

    and I wish I had never given it away...


    Damascus, ancient walrus ivory and leather, that´s all it needs :)

    And some days time, that´s clear.































    Hope you like it!

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