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Adam Weller

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  1. I don't know if they are really any better, but I tried to take some more pictures of these guys before give them away to document them better in my "portfolio"... this is just me, my iphone, and an improvised light box. I may try to get a photographer friend of mine to take some pictures too. Anyway, That is all. Thanks for all the encouraging words. Til the next project. Adam
  2. Is this knife ground with a rhomboid cross section? I just assumed it was flat with a. Scandi going for the bevel. Any chance there is a way to take a picture that shows the cross section (like on end or something). Is the cut into the bolster rhomboid or do you somehow transition it to rhomboid as you taper? Sorry for all the questions, this just relates to things I’ve struggled with as I try to make puukkos as well.
  3. I was thinking the northern lights would be represented by the steel, that picture you showed after the etch looked like an aurora type pattern to me.
  4. Saw this on Instagram, absolutely love it, followed both you and Matt. I’m not usually into this style of blade, but the craftsmanship of this blade is incredible!
  5. I’m digging the northern lights thing, but I might be biased at the moment as I’m in Banff at the moment. I have been hoping to catch a display of the aurora, but it seems we are in a really slow sun cycle. I’ll have to doodle some too...
  6. Well originally we were talking about this piece, it made me think of something like this: http://powning.com/jake/swords/dwine-broadseax/ In regards to a collaboration - Heck, I’ll just work with whatever shows up
  7. So are you not thinking a big gnarly Viking war knife? With the wolf’s tooth pattern I was thinking more of a long carved wooden handle with engraved antler accents (in Powning type style), but it looks like your thinking more of a straight Sami style knife with engraving? I don’t want to derail the thread but I’ll try to answer your question... Depends on what your doing. The Sami style engraving like I described on my recent WIP takes a really sharp chisel and your only cutting like a mm deep. If you want to do more of a “carving” your going to look more at Maori style which was traditionally done with larger gravers, but nowadays is more likely to be done with a dremel tool. Of note, Sami engraving was done on antler (significantly softer than bone) Maori carving was indeed done on bone (traditionally whale bone - but now more likely to be cow bone).
  8. Sure! I liked the way you put it: I’m good for whenever you are. Just let me know when you need an address.
  9. Well, I was looking for a project for next winter.... guess I’ve got my answer. Let me know what kind of blade shape your thinking and I’ll start doodling
  10. Ha, that’s a scary thought... that’s a whole other step out of my comfort zone, but kinda sounds fun. Realize of course that my timeline with this kind of thing is almost on a geologic time frame
  11. I second the viking war knife, with a sweet carved wood and antler handle of course!
  12. I always look forward to your posts, John. Awesome work as usual!
  13. I am sitting here trying to fathom the amount of work you put into this. Truly a powerful piece. Thanks for sharing!
  14. I too, am a fan of your patina! How does it hold up to use? Does the patina fade and blurr over time.
  15. I like it! I think someday I'm going to have to try a carved handle...
  16. Some quick iPhone pics to prove it so I can finally say this project is DONE! Summer gets crazy busy with almost no shop time but I eked out enough time to put on the finishing touches. I think I’ll try to get some good pictures and then these go to the intended recipients. Without further ado: Pretty proud of the result. Quite a few things I will tweak on the next go around. Always room for improvement. Hope you all enjoyed the WIP. Adam
  17. Nice looking blade. I like how the sheath insets into the guard and the designs complement each other!
  18. I guess I'm still not sure what you have... if it is 0.70 inches thick then it is 7/10ths or closer to 3/4 inch thick which will take a while to forge down to the thickness of a kitchen knife.
  19. No, to give credit where due - I hope Owen doesn’t mind me sharing:
  20. That is plasticine and I recognize it from an Owen Bush Instagram post a couple days ago.
  21. I like these. I think they fit what the restaurant is looking for. They aren't your typical steak knives, people will notice and it adds to the overall unique experience. I'll have to disagree with Alan in regards to the handle length. I like how it looks and I think this is what provides a unique "wow" factor to them (it's not something you normally see). They aren't trying for comfort in this situation. I agree with Alan on the dishwasher... That was one of my first thoughts, the high heat and water will destroy natural materials. Also, you should get ready to make a lot more, I'm guessing these are the type of things that tend to "walk" out of restaurants.
  22. Gorgeous knife overall! Almost to elegant to use. I take it you make your own steel? impressive.
  23. Thanks! I have thought about less contrast, and that might be utilized in the future, but I like the look of the contrast and would like to keep that part of it... I'm kinda stubborn in a way that if I want it to look a certain way I keep trying until I figure it out... Thanks! Thanks Joshua, these are great suggestions... I have a stitching groover, but I didn't think about it because there isn't an edge to guide it, so I would be grooving blind (sounds like something out of the 70's ). I like the tapered drill bit idea, I'll give that a try next time. I keep the holes as tight as I can and I have to use a pair of pliers most of the time to get the needle through, I have to use the awl to line the holes up or I can't get the needle through at all... I do use a knot with each stitch. I think the hardest part of it is you have to stitch half-tan wet, and you have to stitch it on the sheath/knife so that it is tight and forms to the shape. So it isn't like the usual saddle stitch on two flat pieces of leather. I'm still working on the final little touches, got quite a bit done this weekend, but nothing that I think requires WIP pics... Hopefully I can post the completion pics soon.
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