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wieland

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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

     

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  4. 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

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  5. 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... :huh:

    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

  6. 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

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  7. 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... :wacko:

     

    gerhard

  8. thank you all for your posts!

     

    @kevin,

    this one was a clayless quench in polymer like so many others before.

    and like so many others before it has its different look...

    but I´m really happy, what came out here.

     

    @caleb,

    the spine shows the remaining forged surface, sandblast and brushed with a rotating steelbrush.

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