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pieter-pauld last won the day on June 15

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About pieter-pauld

  • 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.
  1. First Let me say that I like your design, nice and ambitious but not too complicated and "fantasy" I think it would be easiest to solder the frame with hard solder. If you use silver solder you wouldn't need to make a fillet, because the silver will wick its way through the joint. Just make sure the surfaces are clean and fit perfectly flat. This way however will show a very thin silver line between the copper plates. I do know that hard solder for copper exists(copper coloured) but I have never used it, so I don't know if it will work but you could try if you want the copper to be seamless
  2. Wow, you did almost every cool bladesmithing thing imaginable in the last few months. I look forward to your next ''novel''.
  3. Thanks for the compliments everyone. I am quite pleased with the texture and feel of this one myself. I Just wish I had more of this impala bone, it is actually the piece that grows inside the horn, and it was very dense and solid throughout. Discoverd it by accident when using the horn for another project.
  4. I have for sale this knife forged from a rasp Inspired by the Neo-Tribal movement of knifemaking (especially the works of Tai Goo). The handle is made from polished impala bone and the ferrule was fabricated from copper. To keep within the rough and “tribal” theme, the file teeth and some of the forging marks are left in, the ferule and blade are also antiqued and etched. A double temper line can be seen in front of the ferrule. This knife is quite thin and very sharp, and will make an excellent slicer for kitchen work and delicate tasks. Asking price is 125 Euro+shipping. A sheath can be made on request. Contact via PM, or E-Mail: mefecit@hotmail.com Thanks for looking. -Pieter-Paul Derks-
  5. Fantastic work as usual. Your work and the way you work are a constant inspiration for me. In fact, I have drawings of a tanto with a rayskin grip that are inspired by this project of yours. I can't wait to start on it when I finish some of my commissions
  6. Great knife! The forged choil adds a lot to an otherwise simple design. looks very comfortable also
  7. I really envy you for getting to handle the ommerschans sword Jeroen! I have been in awe of these "dirks'' ever since I first saw one in the British Museum. Seeing all six of them in the Rijksmuseum exhibition was one of the most impressive things I have seen in my life. In my opinion these are as close to magic and myth as historical artifacts get. I am also glad it was eventually bought by the museum, so that everyone will be able to see it.
  8. 1. Brian Dougherty 2. Wesley Alberson 3. George Ezell 4. Doug Crawford 5. JJ Simon 6. Karim 7. Aiden Carley-Clopton 8. Michael Lenaghan 9. Dan Bourlotos 10. Pieter-Paul Derks
  9. Wow! This surely is the coolest knife I have seen in a while! I too, am very interested to know how you pulled off that T-spine.
  10. Does anyone know if there is a place where you can buy a file guide like this in europe? I kind of need one with the carbide faces to improve my plunge lines, but I would like to avoid shipping from the usa
  11. viking

    That is amazing! Unbelievable how much work and how much different pieces are needed to make such a spearhead. One Day I will be brave (and crazy) enough to try a project like this myself
  12. Nice work This is a very simple and very nice design, and the slight asymmetry only adds to the look.
  13. That is a nice and very sleek looking knife!
  14. Nice work. That serpent in the back of the blade is Something I haven't seen before, and I really like it
  15. Here is my entry: c100 steel with temper line, with a hexagonal handle made of apple wood from my own garden and an ebony spacer. 3mm thick at the handle tapering to 1.5mm at the tip. Total length 34cm (13 inch),with an edge length of 20cm (almost 8 inches.)