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Kris Lipinski

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  • Birthday 06/20/1981

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  1. Santoku - multibar technicque

    Thank you The knife is gonna be used in kitchen, maybe not al the time. It is razor sharp
  2. Santoku - multibar technicque

    Thank you guys Actually I havn't taken any picks during the process. The wrought was alternately undulated/twisted, and the spine and edge were welded with a fish mouth method. I hope this is clear
  3. Santoku - multibar technicque

    Hi. My latest job Santoku - chef's knife with initials inlayed with silver (I still need to practice...) 4 bars. Edge: 80CrV2, core: wrought iron, spine: laminated 80CrV2 x soft steel + 80CrV2 on spine edge. Hnadle: black (bog) oak, black locust burl (robinia pseudoacacia), Hungarian plum + silver rivet. Blade ground without belt grinder. Just stones with help of angle grinder, then sand paper.
  4. The Lake Sword

    Beautiful! And impressive!
  5. The Lake Sword

    Really cool!
  6. Gotland inspired sheath

    Sounds great.
  7. Gotland inspired sheath

    The sheath looks good I'm slightly curious what kind of handle and sheath you fitted to the blade you got from me the other day?
  8. pair of mosaic damascus chefs

    Nice! No! More than nice! Charming magic!
  9. Big pattern welded seax with serpent

    The seax was sold As soon as the handle is changed - that's the customer's wish - You were right Ruggero.
  10. Pattern welded seax with antler Price drop

    Just mentioning the add is still valid
  11. Big pattern welded seax with serpent

    Just mentioning the add is still valid
  12. Early medieval sword research

    Just about weights of early swords. It's hard to fight with a sword of 1500g. Usually they were around 1000g I believe. Uless some swords were used just for look and showing the prestige of a warior/leader. Here there is a picture of a sword found in the lake in Giecz (Poland) dated 9th/10th cent. Blade lenght (remained) is 73cm (29,8"), total lenght is 87cm (35,5") and it weights... only 720g! (At least the book says so I've never held it myself ). I dare to assume it's weight before it had corroded was approx 900-950g. So, Jeroen, 600-700g for a such long blade without the hilt seem to be realistic. If you add 300g for a hilt it gives us 900-1000g.
  13. Chef's Knife - pattern welded

    It is a beautiful knife! I can suggest to quench in hot oil even blades forged of steels dedicated to be hardened in water. With thin cross sections (and knives or swords are ratehr thin) hot oil will do the job I worked it out by many cracks And that burl is quite alike black locust burl. Enclosed my hunter handle with horribly 'misslined' pins ;P
  14. "Insane" Neo-Kopis, composite Pweld with bronze etc.

    Incredible!!! And yes! It motivates to train, practise and exercise ;-) Really insane pattern and forging skills! Thanks for sharing.
  15. Seax WIP

    Wow! Great couple!