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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. Damascus Sgian Dubh with WIP

    Very nice work. I love how you use jewelry techniques and tools to make the silver fittings
  2. Seax multibar from barrow wheel

    Coming along nicely. I love the wrought iron. I am actually a saxon re-enactor portraying the time period of the saxon wars against charlemagne. As the groups smith I have made my fair share of these types of sax.
  3. How much of a beating can an anvil take ?

    As far as I know the number one thing to break an anvil is using a heavy sledgehammer on a hardy tool with a shank that is too big for the hole. Other wise there are few things that will actually damage a well made anvil, exept some small dings and chipping on the edges. I still try to avoid hitting the anvil with my hammer, but that is more to save my hammer faces from being scarred instead of the anvil getting damage.
  4. Hot filing

    I do not think hot filing bevels and/or accurate shapes will work too well i'm afraid. I use my hot rasp a lot when forging, mainly to fix fishmouthing and clean up hot cut steel, and I find that thin blades will bend all directions when not secured low in the post vice. It could be used to clean up the lines of spine and edge of a blade blank, but I wouldn't use a hot rasp/file on the flats. My favorite way of removing larger amounts of hard steel and scale are the thick masonry discs on an angle grinder. These are very cheap and with care and Light pressure can be surprisingly accurate.
  5. 6 Inch paring knife

    Hello all, This knife was commissioned to be a companion piece to a chef's knife I made earlier The handles are about the same size but the blade on this one is shorter and slimmer for more delicate cutting. The damascus steel is a mix of O2 and 75Ni8 in a twist pattern, because the blade is smaller the patterning turned out a bit finer than on the bigger chef's knife. The handle is made of tropical Padouk wood and the ferrule is fabricated from brass. On request of the customer I took some video footage of the making of this knife, for those interested it can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZuVkkcm1zA&t=3s Sadly the commissioner has not paid for this knife and does no longer respond to my efforts to seek contact, so this knife and its bigger brother are now available: The smaller paring knife is €220 The bigger chef's knife is €250 The set together are €450 Both knives are designed to be very effective kitchen knives, as well as being beautiful to look at. And when well cared for will easily last a lifetime of effortless chopping and dicing. -Pieter-Paul Derks-
  6. Viking inspired split frame EDC

    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
  7. Sorry I keep writing novels...

    Wow, you did almost every cool bladesmithing thing imaginable in the last few months. I look forward to your next ''novel''.
  8. Bone handled slicer

    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.
  9. Bone handled slicer

    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-
  10. Aikuchi Tanto Koshirae

    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
  11. Brute de Forge Camp Knife

    Great knife! The forged choil adds a lot to an otherwise simple design. looks very comfortable also
  12. What did you do in your shop today?

    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.
  13. KITH 2017 Final Drawing Thread

    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
  14. Integral Zanjir Damascus Khyber Knife. Sheath Vid Added.

    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.
  15. Chasing Errors - Argh.

    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