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wieland last won the day on April 1 2016

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  1. @gerald boggs, I use nothing special for my pics: an old digi: Canon Powershot S5 IS, F/8 +matching time, tripod, 2 external lights like these: http://www.amazon.de/Fotostudio-Studioleuchte-Studiolampe-H%C3%B6hestellbare-Lampenstativ/dp/B00WO4M0OY/ref=sr_1_11?s=ce-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1459770052&sr=1-11&keywords=fotolampe. my software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 @jonathan sibley, yep, I found it! not so strange to find things like that in a knifemaker-shop... gerhard
  2. thank you all for your kind posts, I`m glad you like nightmares too... @welsey alberson, the bronzeparts at the front and rear of the handle are built from two siver-soldered halfes, then fitted to the bone. @alveprins, yep, ebony is one of my first-choice gripmaterial, but then I found that dirty old bone and knew what to do. best regards gerhard
  3. hi all, after a long break I`d like to show you another knife, I built it last winter. steel: W1 guard: steel and bronce seacow-rib length: 35cm blade only: 21cm thickness: 5,0-1,5mm thanks for looking! gerhard
  4. thank you all for posting! I`m glad you like this bowie! gerhard
  5. hi all, one of my best customers ordered a new bowie (design: free) he is a friend of fantasy-literature and owns amongst others this one: http://www.messerforum.net/showthread.php?91089-BLACK-DRAGON so I decided to try it in a matching style. the special hamon created the name `DROGONS EYES`. some specs: W1 forged guard: steel/bronze ebony leathersheath length:30cm 16cm blade thickness: 6,0-2,0mm and now have fun, thanks for looking! gerhard
  6. thank you too! @john rigoni, this texture is the remaining forged surface.
  7. thank you all for your congratulations, I appreciate them so much! @wesley alberson, the guards are not cast, they are ´carved´ out of a solid piece . gerhard
  8. hi all, this fighter was built on order. as a pair ´Black & White´ together with this one: http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=30798&hl= I won `Best of Show´ at the show in solingen last weekend. some specs of the black fighter: blade: W1 forged guard: steel darkened ebony leathersheath length 39cm blade only 23cm thickness 6,0-2,0mm and finally the fotos... tnaks for scrolling down...! gerhard
  9. thank you all for posting, I`m glad you like this project with its provoking theme! @C Craft, the forged fullers are sandblast, brushed with a steelwire and stained, then I polished the rest as usual. @Wesley Albertson, these ´fangs´ are short bronce-rods, matching the diameter of the fullers. it was impossible (...for me) to make such an complicated slot with a lathe- so I had to do it the ´redneck-engeniering´- way... I´m happy that it worked ( and looks) so well. @kevin the prof, you nailed it with your words: `` It makes me feel things. ´´ that was my intention. gerhard
  10. hi all, ´MEMENTO MORI` was the theme for this project. reflections about life and death were important for people round the world and through all centuries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memento_mori many examples in arts and tombstones show it. this is my interpretation in form of a maroccan dagger (koummya, a north-african variation of the jambiya) dagger: W1 with forged fullers bronce ebony total 43cm, blade 23cm display: ebony black and white rose: bronce redheart/chokte kak tombstone: wrought iron antique hourglass thanks for looking ...and remember: memento mori! gerhard
  11. @einar, thanks for posting! the texture is done with dremel and inserts, then brushed with a rotating steelwire. gerhard
  12. thank you all for your posts, much appreciated! gerhard
  13. hi all, here is another dagger, I built it for a good customer. W1 forged bronze-guard walrus (with CITES) total: 30cm blade 17cm thickness 5,0-2,0mm leathersheath thanks for looking! gerhard
  14. thank you all for your kind words! I appreciate it! gerhard
  15. thank you too for posting! @dave, to form steel with my bare hands- would be one of my darest dreams... but until this will be reality I´m the ol´guy in the family with permanently black hands...sort of addict of dremeling, filing and sanding the whole day long... gerhard
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