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  1. Thank you very much guys. Dick, i would like to make more WIP photos or videos but i still have a huge problem to combine working and taking pictures together . I need to focus on that little bit more and i promise i will make some photos from process And there is another completed knife . I wanted to make something in trapper style for a long time. So I made a knife which (for my fantasy twisted mind) fits for a orc pikeman as an utility knife. I made wrought iron and tool steel blade which has a simple engraving which depicts a spear or pike and has small silver inlays. The handle is made of deer antler, forged copper and rawhide.
  2. Hi I just finished one knife from the last picture, it is this small puukko with handle made of birch bark and antler. The blade is san mai from wrought iron and k720. Sheath is made of leather and it has a wooden core. I will add it to selling part of the forum too
  3. Hello, i have some new knives which are still in making process. The one on the left is inspired by Orc culture from LOTR ( as i see it) and it belongs to orc pikeman which reminds the pike engraved on the blade. The blade is made of wrought iron and k720 with small silver inlays. Handle is made of copper, deer antler and rawhide. I have to make a sheath in corresponding style. The middle one i waiting for finish and it is made for dwarven traveler as an utility knife. Handle is made of bog oak and there will be some bronze fittings as well. The last one is freestyle puukko with birch bark and reindeer antler handle. I am looking forward to finish them
  4. Hello, i recently got that knife into my hands. Probably it is a knife from Dale, the city which was destroyed by dragon Smaug and after his death it was rebuilt. The knife comes from times after the city was restored. My opinion about its origin is based on two main things. First is obvious, it is a dragon head which is on top of the "locking mechanism". Second one is the style of decoration which we can see on the knife. Acording those sharp edges of the inlayed parts and a little carving in scales, i assume that it is influenced by the art of dwarfs who have their kingdom under the Mountain which is quite close to the Dale. Certainly it is not a dwarven work because it doesn' t reach to their craft level. Now to knife itself: Blade is made if wrought iron with high carbon steel edge and it is decorated by light carving, silver eye and copper teeth of the dragon. The handle has wrought iron bolsters with deep etch and silver inlay. Scales are made of swamp oak and they are decorated by beaded silver wire.
  5. I have to admit it is quite soothing for me, to see it this way
  6. On the last picture are also interesting the weldflaws (are they?) in blade
  7. Wow, very nice photos! I found very interesting the joint of upper part of pommel and those rivets. Do you know what is a base material of it? Is it iron or casted bronze? Thanks
  8. Hello, this time i have something, which is finally made on historical basis. It is saex inspired by founds from Dorestad and Porta-Westfalica Berkhausen, from 9th century. I made just this blade without handle and sheath. Now it has a new owner and he would make the rest of saex. The blade is 65 cm long and the main part is made of wrought iron (probably from 18th century) and on the edge is my favourite K720. And those grooves are hand scraped, and making them was exhausting experience
  9. Hi, today i have a little bit a unusuall thing. I made a sword scabbard for my friend, but it was for LARP sword...so it is bit bigger. I am adding it here just because of some metal work(bronze, copoer, silver) on belt and scabbard. It is made in rohirrim style as well. I hope next time it will be reall damascus sword which i am going to make this year...
  10. Hi, i just would like to present my last work. it is very simple knife made of wrought and K720. The handle is of birch bark and casted bronze. Sheath has a wooden core. As i sad, it is just very simple knife but i would like to tease you for something more interesting in near future Maybe i will make even a WIP photos.
  11. Hi, I have a new knife to show. It is small knife with san mai blade and walnut handle. The blade is little bit asymetrical, it is a Jekyll and Hyde sort of blade :D. The sheath has a wooden core and it has some decorating.
  12. Thank you The edge steel was originaly about 8x8x100 mm. Then i forged teeth with chisel which has triangular shape and about 4 mm lenght of the wall. After that i forged the wrought iron in similar way, cleaned surfaces with file and weld it together. Next i forged the blade to the final shape and those teeth spreaded with that.
  13. next time i would like to make those teeth smaller...
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