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Abe Kenmore

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    Sharp pointed objects, including knives, swords, pencils, and wit, Fencing, Blacksmithing, History, and Celtic Music (especially drinking songs)
  1. Abe Kenmore

    How to forge a trident

    Thanks everyone - the information's been a big help!
  2. Abe Kenmore

    How to forge a trident

    Thanks! That would make sense, I was just wondering...
  3. Abe Kenmore

    How to forge a trident

    Something I just realized — I have no idea how historical tridents were made. Would the spears be forge-welded on, or would it be made integrally? Did they have a socket? Did it vary from region to region (i.e. Rome to India)? Also, other than gladiator fights, how often were they used in combat, as opposed to their more mundane use for fishing?
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    Copper and wrought iron ceremonial axe head

    This is, quite possibly, my favorite piece I have seen on this forum. Just stunning!
  5. Abe Kenmore

    recycling - Viking style

    I like the overall design, but I might suggest, if you are doing more carving, use a short bladed knife (even a sharp pocket knife) for roughing out the handle, and you can use an Xacto knife for detail work. Chisels are nice, and I would advise getting those too, but in the meantime, you can do a lot with an Xacto.
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    My First Sword (or Two) - WIP

    Man, I wish my school was that cool - all we have is an arc welder and a oxy-acetaline torch. That is absolutely beautiful work, I have been following from the beginning and I'm very impressed with how it turned out.
  7. Abe Kenmore

    Old knife I re-handled

    Yeah - like I said, it could use a bit of work. The antler was what my friend gave me, so I tried to follow the lines of it, but it was definitely too big and curvy for the project. You're probably right that the guard should have been replaced. If I had my way, I would have ditched it (it's a hunting knife, not a bowie, so a guard seemed a little unnecessary) but my friend wanted to keep it, and it honestly never occurred to me to just replace it entirely. Given my skills and tools, though, I doubt I could have without wrecking the blade. It's the first time I've done a project like this, though, and first time working with antler, so I figure it can be a "live and learn" project. For the next one, I'll definitely take your advice!
  8. Abe Kenmore

    Old knife I re-handled

    This is a project I finished just before leaving for college last summer for a neighbor. It was a factory made blade, and the leather washer handle was literally rotting off. I cut off the handle and the pommel, (leaving the guard at the request of the owner) and then fit this handle on. From the guard, the materials are rosewood (I think), sheet copper, beech, sheet copper, and deer antler. The handle is a little too large for the blade, and given the size and shape of the antler, I'm not sure it's the most comfortable grip, but I'm pretty pleased with it overall.
  9. Abe Kenmore

    WIP - Ridiculous Sword Attempt

    Probably cherry is a little harder - again, I haven't worked with holly, so I can only pass alonge just what I've read. Apperently, if improperly seasoned, it can split too, so a little bit of wood stabilizer might help, but it has been used successfully for knife and tool handles. Just a question, though - all the cherry I've seen, except for the outer sap-wood, has been a sort of light brown-red. It's really lovely, but I've never seen any large chunks I'd call "white". I'd be interested in seeing this pale cherry, if you happen to have a photo of it.
  10. Abe Kenmore

    WIP - Ridiculous Sword Attempt

    As far as white wood, have you considered Holly? No clue how sturdy it is (I think it's a bit soft, like basswood, and it might have to be tougher not to split on something that size) but you can buy turning blanks of it, and it looks almost like ivory (it's that pale and has virtually no visible grain, at least in specimens I have seen). Bit pricy, but it might look really cool
  11. Abe Kenmore

    SHEPHERDS KNIFE

    Is this possibly the species you are referring to? I did some research, and this is the closest I could find. I also saw a lot of pipes made from "strawberry wood" but I couldn't find what species that meant. Is Arbutus or Madrono wood used in pipes, too? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbutus
  12. Abe Kenmore

    Antonio Montejano ( Spain)

    Ok, so I know I'm just joinging the general throng of praise, but these are truly masterpieces, worthy of being displayed next to the greatest works of art and sculpture. The time and dedication displayed in these is simply mindblowing. Any Medival King would consider himself lucky to carry such an astounding blade.
  13. Abe Kenmore

    Benghazi Warfighter hacking on hackberry

    With - A HERRING!!! Oh, now I'm going to have to make a knife named the herring, just so I can do that... But beautiful - and truly impressive - knife, Stormcrow. I'd love to own one of your blades some day
  14. Abe Kenmore

    Axe video project

    Nice to see a fellow piper on the forum! Your philosophy on metal is very similar to what I've been trying to convince my friends of for years - but they always just look at me funny and edge away... Oh, and sweet set up and tomahawk!
  15. Abe Kenmore

    long hunter

    Nice! I'm a sucker for those style handles, especially with Ebony scales, and the blade's got lovely lines. Do you have any other photo's of it?
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