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I want to show you a camp knife, forged from a rasp for horse-hoves. The fittings are in damascus, the handle is deer-horn.
Sheath is leather with sterlingsilver mountings. Inlay is elephant bone.
Was a lot of fun making this one, hope you enjoy the pics.
Wish you a nice time, I`ll leave for vacations in Portugal with my family tomorrow.
Sorry, Mr Fogg. I didn't realize the image was THAT big... I do know how to resize images, and would have done it if I had seen How big it was. Thought it were some displayproblem on my Computer... Thanks for your advice. Next ones gonna be smaller, I assure you.
Thanks for the warm welcome, fellows.
The Blade is San-Mai, flanks are 180 layers "turned damascus" (this right? - torsion damascus?) made from Nickel and a 0.6% carbon Steel. Same carbon Steel is the "core" of the blade.
Oh, help!!! Always thought my english was good enough, but now... Lots of terms I don't Know.
Well, habaki is copper, and handle Bone of the "Stellersche`Seekuh", Seacow-Ripbone in English, I guess.
I`ll post another picture, showing the box I made around the knife.
The box is made of solid steel, bottom is wood covered / inlayed with leather. In the four corners of the Box there are spacers of damascus. The lid is oak, approx. 1600 years old. Pin is damascus, too. All parts are assembled by rivets.
Thanks for looking!
I want to introduce myself.
My name is Mathias Maresch, I am a knifemaker from Germany.
I'm 27 years old, and have learned the art from Uli Henicke, who is posting here since some time.
He has also shown you my "examination work", that dagger / knife in the chest, remember?
I do want to show you some of my knifes here and then, also interested in your opinions.
And I want to send my deepest respect and greetings to Mr. Don Fogg -
thanks for giving us this space to show and tell - and to Tai -
thanks for showing me, what "forging" a blade really is - and to Mr. Jake Powning -
for showing such great creativity and love to the art.
So, have thee a nice day, and keep the fire blazing!
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Well, I've been in Portugal with my family for summer vacations, and I lost my heart to those small insects.
Here I post three pics. I would like to have posted them a bit larger, but Uncle Don...
You know what I mean?
I haven't had time to get some online space, so here they are as big as I could --
Greetings from Germany