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  1. My goal is to earn the "art/detail eyes" most here have. Sadly my time and budget doesn't allow to follow both hobbies so I have to make a decision. But after I saw Wielands knifes I think that's a way that can lead to good results . Probably I will do it reverse of what you do Kevin and make a knife once a while to test out new earned skills.
  2. This is for a friend who wanted a hunting knife for his sister. She is hemophiliac and has to stay safe from the blade. From now on I will focus more on bench jewelry, after all the knives from goldsmiths in this forum I decided to go this path for a while. A friend of mine is master goldsmith and teaches me the craft now
  3. If you make a knot in the hole while you sewing the leather it won't open when one loop is damaged. Very cool tutorial though. Thanks for sharing And fancy and good a very different things. The thing you have made looks solid and trustworthy;)
  4. As someone with the same amount of interests/Hobbies I canrelate to the "master of none" feeling you describe. But since we are the jack of all trades I look forward to the moment we can combine the single things we have learned to become a great good picture. And you are very good on your way! I like the things you showed here. Keep going with it
  5. Second here. Don't toss in in the trash. I would make jewelery out of this. Make little pieces and put some silver and gold around.
  6. That is way more than a knife. I love the connection it has to your family. Hopefully this will be a family treasure in 100 years
  7. Here we stand looking at this cool coat hanger. I guess if you give fire and blood to your work its outstanding every time. I would say your student is growing strong. Hopefully he pays his debt.
  8. That's so awesome!! What a setting for forging. How long did you lived there? Is it a cabin you rented or does it belong to your family? Are these type of mountain cabins still usual in your country?
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    http://i.imgur.com/u5gpo6E.gifv Is posted as ~300 years old. Now I need a river To build my own water powered hammer :/
  10. I like the image of a bunch of drunken smiths sticking red hot swords in various liquids while a group of scared Boy Scouts in the woods try to figure out what happens there
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    If they have a furnace where they can heat a few of these billets must that be the place on earth that is closer to hell for the most people than anywhere else v
  12. I guess he didn't wanted the job after he learned that he sits in front of a sword smith
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    http://mis.historiska.se/mis/sok/start.asp#objects This is posted a couple times, but I haven't seen it in detail. You can look up the single items there.
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    I really love the lines of this piece. It looks extremely cool.
  15. If it isn't a translation problem, I wonder what he is hunting Oo. Cool blade though, I am a big fan of leaving the standard way and make unusual blade to try things out.
  16. There is since the 15th century a "Heiliges römisches Reich Deutscher Nationen" wich has its roots in the 10th century from the Ostfrankenreich wich covers most parts of nowadays Germany. The base etymological base of Deutschland is a attribute wich translate roughly to "owned by the people" and is used since ~1490. That for the name. The roman army was as northern as nearly Hamburg where they lost a legion Varusschlacht.
  17. It has some ups living here Every eastern is a Viking fair in the museum village where I help a friend of mine who is goldsmith. That's a really cool event. I am the one on the right. My kaftan is a bit overblown, but it fits my silver belt https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/kai-erik/16874236019/
  18. Theybused mostly ash an maple for the handles. These are the blade forms. http://svenshaithabureise.blogspot.de/2013/05/messer-und-lederscheide.html?m=1
  19. I have talked to Harm. He told me that indeed the the larger seaxes were not common in the Viking Denmark. They were more a Swedish/Norse thing. The large one I linked was found in a grave under the wall. The wall is from ~950 so the sax is older, but I have no dating right now. I will look that up.
  20. The wall where the last was found was build by Harald Bluetooth, in the second half of the 10th century. The first I have no clue. I found the site here in the forum. http://www.vikverir.no/ressurser/moesgaard_viking/ My research with the museum is still in the making. I know some guy who is pretty active in the reenactment research for the Viking time (and Stone Age lookup Harm Paulsen) I see if I can call him tomorrow. He is one of the first experimental archeologists.
  21. As I know it in the local reenactor scene a sax is nearly every Viking knife. http://www.haithabu-danewerk.de/images/phocagallery/02_Abschnitte_und_Orte/Beitrags-Grafiken/02-09_Schwert.jpg This was found between the dannewerk and haithabu
  22. http://www.vikverir.no/ressurser/moesgaard_viking/photos/IMG_0593.JPG This is Moesgaard. More hunting knife than sax.
  23. The sax as weapon might be replaced with swords? Were the seaxes or the decorated sax scabbards out of fashion? I can't believe that a relative effective and "easy" to produce weapon can go out of fashion. Probably dimensions or mounting or something. I can ask in haithabu if you are interested. The museum staff is really helpful, and if they out of knowledge it is no problem to talk to one of their archeologists.
  24. So this popped up on reddit: http://www.france-metallurgie.com/wp-content/Creusot-Forge.jpg Forge for a tune around a nuclear reactor.
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