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Not a blade, but maybe it is still interesting. I made this spaulder? (there is only one, but spaulder is not a word is it?) for a jewellery and blacksmithing exhibition "Armour" "Armour is an exhibition of conceptual jewellery and blacksmithing that takes place in the round gallery of the cannon tower Kiek in de Kök. Modern interpretations of medieval armour are presented through body jewellery and objects specially created for this project." Started with a 9 layer billet, mild/65g/K600/mild/K600/mild/K600/65g/mild. Working with coal, 5 folds gave me ~280 layers. At this point the billet weight 1090 g. It was ~160x80x10mm, I had to get it into 280x160x~2mm Lots of fullering heats. Before and after elbow grease was applied to the billet: ~10 heats from final shape. the one on the right is the sketch. One of many fullering heats to get the billet into desired dimensions. And the final pattern
Rescued this emerald knife on the beach the other day. It probably beached by accident during the night and found noone to bind with. Luckily I was able to revive it, but it still needs a loving home. I can tell its not an old knife, its showing only about 100 growth lines total. The gem seems to be set in silver, that is in turn set in the layered steel. The tail part is ash and some silvery alloy.. possibly nickel silver. Blade is 68mm oal 198mm