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Alveprins

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  1. Thank you for the kind words everyone. Yeah, I've taken a liking to sculpting my handles a bit more than I've done previously, and I am planning on going a bit more "all out" on the next one.
  2. Let me present Roðinn Hrafn - the Red or "Bloodstained Raven". Blade in folded and twisted railroad steel, in a san-mai lamination with Øberg steel for the core. Handle in stabilized Maple, with Holly for the core, copper, brass and vulcanized fiber. The Holly is engraved with Elder Futhark runes - written in old Norse - and filled with ashes. Any and all critique, is ... as always - most welcome. :) Sincerely, Alveprins.
  3. Haha, thanks! I feel as if I've finally found a style for myself... Funny how that happens over time. Thanks man! I sculpt using files. Big ones, and then later needle-files. Then various degrees of sand paper. Thanks Doug. thanks.
  4. Thank you! It's all in the wrist...
  5. Alright, so from the same billet as my last knife - here is another one. Blade in folded and twisted railroad steel, in a san-mai lamination with Øberg-steel for the core. Handle in stabilized Maple, with spacers in brass and vulcanized fiber - with copper for the front. All feedback and critisism is, as always - most welcome. Chiao!
  6. Alright, so the sheath is finished as well. I suppose I'll upload the last few pics. :) And now I start on a new one. :)
  7. Thanks! About the bevels... This is the 2nd or so knife I've made in my life, that has not been ground all the way up to the back of the knife.
  8. Just finished another hunter... San-mai lamination, forge folded and twisted railroad steel for the body, and Øberg-steel for the core. Handle in burl Maple, with spacers in vulcanized fiber, brass and thick piece of copper. Working on the sheath, but RL job is taking up all my time. And yes... my logo is kind of big, still.. nothing has changed there. I am however - planning on perhaps having a new stencil made, without the square frame... Time will show... As usual, all feedback and critique is more than welcome. Sincerely, Alveprins.
  9. That's a lovely necklace man. :) I made a similar key-ring for my little Lady... Some scrapmascus (same billet as a knife I made for her). She really loved it. :) I find it interesting to sometimes make some little things that are not necessarily sharp... It is a nice change every once in a while.
  10. Alright, so Winter Solstice is coming up, and I needed to make a little something for a certain special little Lady - the same one that received the "Heart Piercer" last year - found HERE. So, - I present to you... a little something - the Pearl Heart - a custom leather collar. Made from 2mm thick vegetable tanned leather - stained (obviously) with red leather stain, as well as antique black leather stain. Details are painted with a fine brush - also in black leather stain. The heart itself is carved from Mother of Pearl using needle files and very fine gritted paper- and sewn in p
  11. Thanks man! The owner of this particular one asked me to make it a bit more "girly" than the first one - so I did my very best... Cool. Personally I preferred the red'ish handle of the other Moose Hunter. I'm not too fond of this particular shade of brown actually, but the new owner likes it, so all is well.
  12. I love the little carving on the end of the handle. :)
  13. Here is another "Moose Hunter" - forged from the same billet as my previous one found HERE. These two knives are for a moose hunting couple who are about to get married. So, these are their wedding-knives. :) As always - any and all comments and criticisms are more than welcome. :) Sincerely, Alveprins.
  14. Here's the sheath pictures: The sheath is sewn with saddlers' stitching using tiger thread. The material itself is vegetable tanned leather, stained with black leather stain, with impressions painted green to match the green of the handle.
  15. thank you. It is on request from the customer. It says: "May I hold your hand, hold it for just a little while..." His wife's knife is still in the works, and the inscription of that one will read something slightly similar to that. Thanks man, I do my best. Actually, I will sew the sheath this afternoon. Final pictures will be up by this evening - Norwegian time.
  16. Thank you good Sir! Yes - I know several ppl. feel that way about the logo, haha! Perhaps you are all correct. I however like it, and find the size to be just about right. And I've yet to hear anything from my customers. I suppose though, that perhaps it might be better if it was a tad smaller. Or like you say, without the square. I'm far too lazy to order new stencils though. I suppose I've found my style, sort of.. yeah. I find that when I free-hand I always seem to gravitate towards "something like this"... Actually, I wanted to make more details, but... I had to re
  17. Hi guys... Been a while since my last post, so I thought I'd seize the oportunity now that I've finally gotten something new in the works. Finished the knife today, and will start working on the sheath tomorrow. I call it "The Moose Hunter". Made to order for a.. you guessed it - Moose Hunter. ;) Blade in railroad steel and tool steel / ferrier rasps for the edge. Handle in Maple burl, Holly, Mammoth ivory, Moose antler, brass and vulcanized fiber. Any and all criticism is.. as always - very much welcome. :) Sincerely, Alveprins.
  18. Thanks man. It is always exciting when choosing materials - first imagening in ones head that they will fit - only to have it confirmed after the fact. I've started using only this shape - as I feel it helps with manouvering the blade when cutting in the kitchen.
  19. Alright folks! Finished this little thing before the vacation, but never got around to taking photos of it... So here they are! So, first of all - the stats: Blade length: 16 cm Blade width: 3,4 cm Blade thickness: 3mm Handle length: 11,8 cm Total weight: 110 grams Blade is made in a san-mai lamination with railroad steel for the body and spring steel for the edge. Handle is made in a laminate of stabilized Maple, Teak, buffalo horn, brass and vulcanized fiber. Alright, that's it! Chiao people, and have a nice week.
  20. Yeah, it is a bit tricky with twists like this... :)
  21. UPDATE: Alright, so I've done a 1 to 4 parts FC to water mixture, and this is a 5 minute soak: This blade is forged from the exact same billet as the previous blade, and I suppose one could say that the difference is .. well, significant. I still don't understand how you can do several 15 minute or 20 minute soaks though. After only 5 minutes in a 1 to 4 mixture, this blade is already etched so deep I can feel the grooves with my fingers... The whole thread in Show and Tell for this new one can be found HERE.
  22. Thanks man! I did them with files, and of course very fine grit sanding paper wrapped around the files. Thanks! Yeah, I'm getting increasingly skilled with the air hammer. Shaping the curve etc. I do by hand though - obviously. My air hammer is not exactly a tool for accuracy...
  23. Let me present Veðrfölnir - named after the hawk with the same name, which sits atop Yggdrasil - the world tree. Description - blade: The blade is made from three bars of folded and twisted steel. Two bars are made from railroad steel from the Numedal Railroad here in Numedal, while the bar for the edge is made from Farriers rasps mixed with 15n20 steel. Hardness at edge: 58 HRC Description - handle: The handle is made from stabilized grey Maple, Holly, Brass, white vulcanized fiber as well as mammoth ivory which is between 10 000 - 30 000 years old. The handle is engraved w
  24. Haha, Thanks man! I think "Dust Producer" should be a protected title. Yeah, I will get some smaller logos. Need to order from overseas, so there's a good chance there will be one more knife with equally large logo.. we will see. As for the etch.. yeah, it was discussed in another thread. I just got a comission for another knife, and I will use the 2nd half of the same bar I used for this one. So this time I will dilute the acid, and do a proper etch and get nice, clean good looking contrast.
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