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  1. Another winter solstice has come and gone - and another present has been created and handed off to the wife... I present to you - the Satyr child - in honor of my wife's fondness of wine. The "Bacchus" - god of wine, drunkenness and ecstasy was chiseled into existence from a large block of white marble by the famous Michelangelo Buonarroti in the time -period 1496 - 1497. Next to him - nibbling of a clasp of grapes in his left hand - stands a little satyr child, which caught my eye. (see reference picture below.) Since my wife loves wine and is of rather small stature - I thought I'd have a little fun with her. On the back of the medallion I have engraved this latin phrase "ex viitis gaudium nascitur" - "On the wines grows happyness". And here are some larger images from the side and front: The piece is about 30mm in diameter and 3mm thick. The satyr is sculpted in 15n20 carbon steel with a copper wheat pattern border on the outer and inner diameter. Horns, eyes and teeth are in 24kt gold. The bail is from a 1mm thick 925 Sterling silver with a 2mm bronze pin fixing it to the medallion itself. The work took a total of 41 hours 35 minutes from start to finish. Wish you all a wonderful new year! Peace out.
  2. Hi everyone, Seeing as the market in my home country of Norway is really limited when it comes to high-end knives like this one - I thought I'd give it a try here - in case someone slightly more international might be interested. This piece has taken me 640 hours to complete, and while I've been terrible at keeping track of material cost - the gold, gems and silver amount to somewhere around 1300 USD give or take, and of course there's tool wear and tear. At an hourly rate of 22 USD I don't find it unreasonable to price this piece at 15 500 USD including beforementioned materials and tool wear. for an additional 1500 USD I will deliver the piece in person - world wide - except conflict zones. The word "POTENTIA" comes from Latin and means potential. It originates from the verb "posse", which means "to be able" or "to have the ability to". The meaning of "potentia" has evolved over time and has influenced many modern concepts and ideas. For example, it has given rise to the English word "potential", which refers to a hidden or possible ability that can be realized. The knife "POTENTIA" is my expression of all my abilities to date, as well as my goals for the future. Potentia marks a crossroads and a paradigm shift for me as a knife maker. This is my most comprehensive work to date, and it has taken me over a year to complete (640 hours). I created this knife to prove to myself as well as the world that "I can" - and the words "my will, my hands" have been in the back of my head throughout the process. Here is a LINK to a brochure I've made for the knife. It contains some backstory and step-by-step images compared to the finished works - for those who might be interested. And of course the Promo-video I created before starting and completing the sheath: And here are the knife stats: Measurements: Blade length: 18cm Blade thickness: 5mm Blade width: 3.2cm Blade hardness at edge: Approx. 58 HRC. Handle length: 13.5 cm Knife weight: 345 grams(w/o sheath) Materials blade: Shaft steel from Kongsberg Automotive. 15n20 Nickel steel. 24kt gold. 2 pcs. 0.03ct natural white diamonds. Materials handle: Stabilized maple. Vulcanized fiber. Railway steel from the Numedal Railway in Rollag - Norway. 24kt gold. 6 pcs. 0.03ct natural white diamonds. 8 pcs. natural red rubies. 1 pc. natural blue sapphire. Materials sheath: Schaf leather. 925 Sterling silver. 24kt gold. 13 natural blue sapphires. 2 natural red rubies. Last but not the least - this knife won "1st place" and "Best in Class" in this year's Norwegian Knife Association's knife competition - Open Class. If anyone are interested - feel free to message or make a post in this thread.
  3. Hi everyone, finally I've finished the project I started early last year... Please let me present "POTENTIA"! The word "POTENTIA" comes from Latin and means potential. It originates from the verb "posse", which means "to be able" or "to have the ability to". The meaning of "potentia" has evolved over time and has influenced many modern concepts and ideas. For example, it has given rise to the English word "potential", which refers to a hidden or possible ability that can be realized. The knife "POTENTIA" is my expression of all my abilities to date, as well as my goals for the future. Potentia marks a crossroads and a paradigm shift for me as a knife maker. This is my most comprehensive work to date, and it has taken me over a year to complete (640 hours). My goal is to one day (hopefully in the near future) qualify for participation in the Art Knives Invitational (AKI) knife show in Las Vegas. POTENTIA is the first milestone in that direction. Perhaps in time I will be worthy... Here is a LINK to a brochure I've made for the knife. It contains some backstory and step-by-step images compared to the finished works - for those who might be interested. And here are the images! And of course the Promo-video I created before starting and completing the sheath: And then there's the knife stats: Measurements: Blade length: 18cm Blade thickness: 5mm Blade width: 3.2cm Handle length: 13.5 cm Knife weight: 345 grams(w/o sheath) Materials blade: Shaft steel from Kongsberg Automotive. 15n20 Nickel steel. 24kt gold. 2 pcs. 0.03ct natural white diamonds. Materials handle: Stabilized maple. Vulcanized fiber. Railway steel. 24kt gold. 6 pcs. 0.03 natural white diamonds. 8 pcs. red rubies. 1 pc. blue sapphire. Materials sheath: Schaf leather. 925 Sterling silver. 24kt gold. 13 blue sapphires. 2 red rubies. And that's it! One year of work done, and now on to the next project! Alright everyone, have a good weekend tomorrow! Sincerely, Alveprins.
  4. So, it is said that in order to make progress one must get out of one's comfort zone... so - I started a little project. About 75 hours into it atm. Still lots to do. Still need to complete background removal, then do the shading of the scrolls and leaves... And the do it all again on the other side... And then there is the guard, handle, sheath... yeah.... ... The road is long and perilous. Already made a few mistakes. Alright, that's it for now.. Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I know where I will be... bent over my microscope cutting steel... Sincerely, Alveprins.
  5. Hi all! First - some lore! Disguised as the wanderer "Grimnir" - the god Odin once told the young Agnarr - son of King Hraudung about the god's two companions. He told the young prince about the two ravens - Hugin and Munin; which every single day flies all over the earth and brings news and tidings back with them. Grimnir (Odin) said the following: Old norse: Huginn ok Munin fljúga hverjan dag Jörmungrund yfir; óumc ek of Hugin at hann aftr né comiþ, þó siámc meir um Munin. Modern English: Hugin and Munin fly each day over the spacious earth. I fear for Hugin, that he come not back, yet more anxious am I for Munin. An interesting thing to take in here, is that the name Hugin means "thought" while Munin means "memory". Design: As I was - a while back - asked to create a knife based on Hugin and Munin, I came up with the concept of an "Iron Feather" as I thought it fitting. I formed the blade edge to curve more or less identical to that of the upper beak of a common raven, and gave the tip a bit of a broken back as to give it a bit more of an aggressive point as well as a slight reference back to the more traditional seaxes. I forged the pattern welded steel in a very high layer count in order to crate something similar to fine lines as seen in feathers. When observed in sunlight - the blade displays a shimmering almost 3d-effect. The blade is in two bars 1056 layers of folded and twisted farrier's rasps and 15n20 steel, engraved and inlaid with copper and 24kt gold. The handle is in stabilized black Hornbeam, with a bolster in Inconel 718 -engraved in a relief w. inlaid copper and gold - as well as the names of Hugin and Munin on each side. The sheath is in 4 layers of 2mm thick leather with a frame of hand cut and brightly polished brass. Knife stats: Blade length: 13cm Blade width: 2,8cm Blade thickness: 3,8mm Handle length: 13cm Weigh W/O Sheath: 153 grams Hardness at edge: 58 HRC And then there is, of course.. a few pics.. And that's about it! Alright, gonna sharpen this baby up and get a certificate going. Delivering this one in person tomorrow. Have a wonderful .. week? I suppose... Sincerely, Alveprins.
  6. Hi guys, I recently posted a preview of a blade I have been working on, and I have now finally been able to finish the complete knife - sheath not included... thought I'd give a bit of a new preview of the whole thing. All inlay in both handle, bolster and blade are 24 karat gold wire, 0,7mm in thickness. Bolster is in meteorite iron - which is nerve wrecking to work with when doing inlay. Some areas are more fragile than others, and if you look closely at the "R" - you'll see the outline of a chip. A small piece came off - but I was able to glue it back on, and also lock it in place by having the "R" rune loop through it. It sits solid now. But my heart really dropped when it came loose... Have a nice week guys! Sincerely, Alveprins.
  7. Just finished the gold inlay on this new blade - belonging to the future knife "Fornkili" - old norse for "Old Wedge". It is forged in a san-mai lamination out of an antique mountain wedge used in the Kongsberg Silver Mines - with a core of folded and twisted sawblade steel and 15n20. Proceeding with work on the handle. Very excited... Sincerely, Alveprins.
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