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Jonas Liebel

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About Jonas Liebel

  • Birthday 10/30/1997

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  1. Garry, I had thought of this option already, but I didnt like how it looked. A good idea though I have decided to take the third option and leave everything as it is. I have looked up the fonts that you all suggested, but I didn't like the shape of the J using them...
  2. Thank you for your input! The third option is slightly in my favour as well. The font is Book antiqua, but I'll try out the ones you mentioned, so thanks again!
  3. Hello everyone, I have been experimenting with different concepts for a Logo to use as my makers mark for ages now, and I have come to the point where I have 3 designs that I all like, but can't decide which one to use. That's why I just wanted to ask you guys about your thoughts, critique and advice Maybe that will help me to decide on one of them. Thanks! Jonas PS: I have added the original helmet that inspired me for anyone interested, it's a german sallet from the 15th century
  4. Greetings gentlemen, I think that we all remember our first knive very well, and that it has a special place in one's heart. It reflects the early beginnings, the struggles and the will to create something. So, I am hoping that I can hereby start a thread where many people will share their very first work. Maybe with a little story behind it! I'll start with mine: It is made out of a sawblade and has scales from plum wood that was meant to be used as firewood. Looking back, I am very happy with the way it tourned out, especially with the handle. I did not know very much of knive designs and just went with the flow wile grinding it on a small bench grinder. If you look closely you can see the remains of etched lines on the blade, I tried myself in some etching using nail polish as a resistant. Show me yours! Jonas
  5. Thank you for that insight! A very useful technique.
  6. Sweet! What tool did you use to "carve" your design into the leather?
  7. That being said, @larsjacobsen can you tell us what kind of micarta you used in these beautiful pictures?
  8. Very nice for your first! The only thing that caught my attention was your leather stitching, apart from that everything is fine.
  9. Absolutely beautiful. What tool did you use for carving the antler?
  10. Thanks Chris I can only say that diving right into the unknown may lead to some failures here and there, but it is the best way to learn. For example, the leather sheath you see here unfortunately does not fit right , if you shake it you can hear the knife bouncing around Thats because I tried a new design where I put an external belt loop on the back, which takes away the strength needed to form a tight fit around the guard and handle portion. But now I know what to do better next time...
  11. Thank you guys for all the warm words! That's exactly what I was thinking! @C CraftDon't worry, it was of course not my very first one. @Charles du PreezThe reason why I put the last pin in a reversed position is that in the moment of sticking them in I got the idea that it might look good that way, now after finishing the handle I would have done otherwise The "black marks" are inside the grain of the wood, I love them as they give so much character to it!
  12. Hello everyone, Some people might have seen this thread about a knife design, now I have made a prototype of it. I experienced many "first times" while making this one: I made mosaic pins for the first time, I used them on a handle for the first time, I tried a simple handle sculpting, and I made a type of sheath I had not done before. Also, as stupid as it sounds, I have never made a drop point blade before. But enough of my words, here is my result:
  13. I absolutely adore that one I have to make a similar one in the future... Did you use a rotary tool or a carving knife for the carvings?
  14. A very fun to read post Jon, and a nice Kiridashi. I remember very well the struggles of my early days, so I can relate to the feeling of great accomplishment after a metric shitton of trouble
  15. Thank you for sharing!