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Matthew Parkinson

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About Matthew Parkinson

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    El bang-bang-boom
  • Birthday 05/16/1976

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    http://www.dragonsbreathforge.com

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    wolcott CT
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    sword making , black smithing, knife making, Sci fi books , motorcycles.

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  1. pair of mosaic damascus chefs

    These were both for my table at NYCKS, the blades are two differnet patternes of mosaic damascus, we got a new shop mate here at Dragons breath forge, Mereko Maumasi he is a bit of a wizard with mosaic and some of his ideas have infected me. The spidy pattern came about after showing him the parent bar and he had an idea and drew out the pattern..looked so cool I went with it. the shooting star pattern was one i came up with, putting together some things I have been playing with along with some of Marekos methods. Totally looking forward to exploring these ideas further. the spidy pattern is maple with bronze and G10 spacers the shooting star is Koa with nickle silver and G10.
  2. couple of new hunters

    I made these for my table at NYCKS, but had Coop get photos before the show , good thing because the bird and trout went early on the first day. the hunter i 1084 with bronze and stablized maple, it is a full take down with the little tool in the photo. the bird and trout is 8670/1094 random damascus with nickel silver fittings and silver inlay in the tiger maple handle.
  3. Sword class with Peter Johnson

    the blade is 1084 and the hilt work is 1045. MP
  4. Sword class with Peter Johnson

    And finished VID_50700907_130308_888.mp4
  5. Sword class with Peter Johnson

    Born of knowledge shared and wisdom earned .. paid for with exhaustion and blood. Complete but not yet finished I return home, sword in hand.
  6. Sword class with Peter Johnson

    I just finished my second session of this class at tannery pond forge in NH , we focused on longswords this time and it I was another incredible experience, figured the group might enjoy my daily progress photos. MP
  7. swords through the centuries 2017

    we are planing on live streaming the battle royal. I will make sure and post info on that before hand .
  8. swords through the centuries 2017

    Our annual sword-focused "hammer-in" is back again! This year we are focusing on 15th century Europe. the dates are Oct 28-29th -Matthew Berry will be doing a lost wax casting demo...-Brian Dimmock will be demoing how to make armor...-Christian Tobler will be back with a repeat of his awesome presentation on longsword techniques...-Jamie Lundell will be forging and assembling a rondel dagger through the course of the weekend-Peter Swarz-Burt will be forging and assembling a war hammer during the course of the weekend-Matthew Parkinson will be demoing and explaining the heat treating of steel,-Rondel and war hammer will be tested against an Armored Pumpkin on Sunday afternoon!-Last year's wildly entertaining"Battle of the Badesmiths" returns on Saturday evening. this years competitors are Ryu Lim, Mareko Maumasi, Jamie Lundell, and Peter Swarz-Burt. Judging and Color Commentary by Matthew Parkinson and Mace Vitale. Pricing is $30 for the weekend. Please RSVP to Fallinghammerproductions@yahoo.com to reserve your spot!
  9. Ashokan 2017

    I failed to even get one photo.. so you are up on me Matt. MP
  10. culinary set in damascus and burl

    all four are forged from the same parent bar of twisted W's and the burl was matched as close as possible, set is 6" utility 8" carving 8" chef and a carving/serving fork MP
  11. Chef's Knife - pattern welded

    Please don't use hydraulic oil.. if you want a better quenchent buy quench oil McMaster Carr 11 would work for most things in a pinch and is not all that expensive or order 5 gallons of quench 50 (former parks 50) from maxim
  12. video of the making of a patternwelded viking sword.

    The dreaded necropost.. in this case not so much to be feared .. this is one of the few pieces i have made that i can look back on even after all this time and still be satisfied with it, there are some things i would do differently and things I could do better or at least cleaner now but this was and still is a pretty epic sword.
  13. Cactus Juice? Any good?

    we use it for stabilizing with good effect, you can tint the resin for some neat effects and most wood will still take stain (leather dyes ) after stablizing. they wood needs to be BONE dry, we run it in a dying oven at 250degf for a couple of weeks, then pull at least 29 bars of vacuum soak longer than you think, up to a few days in most cases. I had very mixed results in pre-forming the wood , they seemed to move a lot in the stabilizing, some even cracked . MP
  14. Drawing out - keeping width

    the angle of a blow also makes a huge difference in the direction of movement of volume, you can also use things like a straight or cross peen or a fuller to control much of the movement of the material and keep it in one direction. MP
  15. Article in Knife magazine

    So I wrote an article on seaxs for knife magazine. Knife is a great mag Worth reading. MP
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