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Mat Maresch

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  1. Richard, I just wanted to show my respect for your way of energy-neutral living.

    If more people would use solar energy, maybe our grandchildren could live on this planet :/


    It is my deepest fear that we are destroying anything which keeps us alive.


    Thanks for showing!

  2. Hello Toni,

    I don´t know why noone responds, but.... i like it a lot.

    It is awfully well executed, and the combination full/hidden tang really seems a good choice. I´ve seen some knives done this way from a german knifemaker before, and I like this.

    Lines do work as well, nice job!


  3. Hello Tonu,

    you really have the talent to make your work smaller than it is. But the pictures are telling the truth :)

    I am looking forward to seeing you in Paris in ten days. Hope your wife comes along?


    Keep rocking, friend!!!



  4. A wonderful sword / machete you made there!


    And it does look like a wicked cutter. W2, hmm? This is gonne be real sharp!


    Thanks for showing!




    edit -UHHH! I am deeply honoured to have given inspiration for the butt cap! Had to laugh out loud upon seeing the butt of my " Black Bird" on the makings page.

  5. Hello Tonu, wonderful knife, I love your facets :)

    Nice to see something out of your workshop again. I hope to see you again soon!

    Greetings from SW-Germany


  6. Jake, I love your swords.

    It is a pleasure to see how you move from early medieval to high medieval.

    If you need a glove.... I could lend you mine for ceremony´s sake :)))


    And if there´s a museum involved the better.


    Thanks for showing! And.... make some more, will´ya?



  7. Hello Chris.


    You do yourself honor to ask before completion. So I will tell you MY opinion.


    Use the gas burner ( torch?) and heat the guard´s ends very carefully ( one at a time :) ). When they are well heated, take a tong and start bending the end towards the blade ( back-side) and towards the pommel ( edge-side), thus shaping it to a slight S-form. If you are REAL brave, you might even forge the ends a bit, trying to make them a bit longer.


    I guess it would really suit this - real elegant - knife a lot.


    Best regards, and nice work so far!!!



  8. Glad you like it, guys. I made the sheath yesterday and will have a few pics up tonight.


    Adlai, I have been worrying about grease and fat too. So I sealed the sinew off with glue. Still, the owner will have to get accustomed to cleaning it thoroughly, thats for sure.


    Be back on you guys later,



  9. Wonderful shape on this one, David.

    I especially like how you shaped the hilt.

    For my taste the tip could have been a bit more pointed, but thats just my love for scary tips :)


    Keep it up! And keep showing what you come up with over the summer!



  10. Hello friends of the blade.


    It has been a long time since I shown anything in these forums, but it is time to show a bit more presence here I thought...

    So let me start with a customers order for a "large barbecue knife":


    Blade forged from high carbon steel and 15N20 - 6 2/8 inch, 1/8 inch thick

    Handle scales desert ironwood, with peened bronze pins and sinew, 5 inch long


    Sheath is still in the makings, will be a simple leather sheath.

    What do you think?








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