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Pieter-Paul Derks

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Pieter-Paul Derks last won the day on September 2 2019

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About Pieter-Paul Derks

  • Birthday 11/25/1996

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    Deurne, the netherlands
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    bladesmithing, swords, history, blacksmithing,
    death and black metal, playing bass, doing metal vocals and reading fantasy books.

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  1. This just looks so good, very nice to see some creative patternwelding uses
  2. That is a great looking package. I like the colour and texture of the leather a lot.
  3. Yeah I think it is a good thing that the government is strict on ivory like materials, but on the other end I also love those materials and would like them to be available. The only knife I regret selling had a handle from the bone core of impala horn. That was some great looking stuff and hard to replace.
  4. Great stuff! I have a bucket full of discarded blades that will one day be reforged/smelted into something, makes me feel better about having to chuck my hard work in a corner. I also really love that oosic, I wish I knew how to get some of the stuff.
  5. Well worth the wait if you ask me, this turned out to be a stunning blade. I can't believe it has been 6 years since arctic fire already. And I agree, old fashioned forums are still my favourite. Social media is nice to share things quickly, but good tested information gets lost in the sea of nonsense too quickly.
  6. This is a great thread! I love those tin and wooden sheaths, I am adding those to the "I need to make this one day" list.
  7. I'm lucky enough to not depend on knife sales for income, but I'm pretty bummed the only two knife shows I go to each year are now cancelled. I was really looking forward to getting a fresh dose of inspiration and picking up some new handle material. I'll try to sell some stuff online and hope I will still be able to go to Owen's hammerin in May I think it is almost ironic that knifemakers, who are known for spending most of their time in self imposed quarantine in the workshop, are so affected by travel bans and social gatherings.
  8. This just gets better Looks like the Jabberwocky sword, also a favourite piece of mine.
  9. I think so too, a wood core scabbard and sword like suspension, otherwise it would be impossible to carry. And the cat is indeed a beast, he must be around 20 years old now and still managed to catch a rat half his size a few months ago. I remember that one! weird to think it is already 10 years ago there were some amazing seaxes by some of the forum members here, big reason why I signed up for this forum. Btw, that is an amazing display case, I wish I had a case full of Owen´and Jake´s swords. It has been a long time since I´ve seen any new work from Jake Powning, does anyone know if he has quit making swords?
  10. Super clean work! I always love seeing this style of sheath
  11. It took a while, because I had some other knives to make and sell, but I finished the handle, I might add some ring dots later if I can find the tool I made for that somewhere. I think this blade really needed some form of reinforcement at the front of the handle to keep it from splitting, after a few tries with different cord and metal wire I settled on a very simple leather string wrap. with the leather glued in place it feels really solid and I think it really fits the more sober look of this piece. After some research I do think that a leather and cord covering would be more historical for this style of knife/sword, and that the partial wrap is more of a scandinavian thing. There will be a patternwelded one in the future though, so I'll do a different more fancy handle on that one. This blade is a phenomenal cutter, I want to get some tatami mats to test it properly, as my normal targets like water bottles and cardboard tubes were no resistance at all. The overall lenght is 123 cm (48 inches) and it weighs just under three pounds, the originals would have been even heavier, but I was limited by the size of available steel. (at this point I'd consider trading a kidney for a source of 3/8ths 80crv2 ) The cat is for scale ofcourse
  12. Ooh! I didn't know there was a catalogue, where can I get it? I too spent a lot of time looking at the website, I just wish it was possible to go to new york and see the exhibition with my own eyes.
  13. This one is absolutely amazing, there is something beautiful on every mm of this knife. Work like this is why I got into bladesmithing, and it really inspires me to get back to the workshop.
  14. Wow! that is an absolute monster of a rolling mill If I owned something like that I'd spend a week just flattening everything in my shop
  15. I am always amazed by your collaborations!
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