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Mat Maresch

Borneo Wilderness

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Hello fellow bladesmiths and friends of the cutting edges!

 

It´s been ages since I posted something here -

but since the inspiration to this piece has been drawn from this board, I thought it were just fair to show it to you.

 

Borneo Wilderness

Made from spring steel, blade is approx. 20 inches

Handle bog-oak wrapped with rattan approx 12 inches long

Sheath is bog-oak with rattan, too

 

Credits:

Uli Hennicke for heat treat ( my oven is to small)

Daniel Schenk for wrapping the handle

and

DON FOGG / JIMMY FIKES for inspiration - I´ve seen JD Smiths Jungle Honey and had to build something like this.

Thanks a lot, Sirs.

 

Enjoy the pics, as I enjoyed the testing of this blade :)

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-wow- I really like this piece! very impressive. I really like the handle wrapping, I might have to try that one day.

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Dude, this thing is sick! Inspirational.

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That is elegant and intimidating at the same time!

 

I really like the overall presentation.

 

Well done.

 

--Dave

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Very very nice.

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Outstanding work, I really like your style. post more in future.

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I totally dig the blade shape. I like the handle wrap too, but the handle itself seems a little thin for a really good grip.

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woaw! that is seriously cool! Really nice piece Matt! I really like the colours and the combination of Bog Oak and ratan.

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I like it as well, the blade it awesome, and the colors of the handle materials along with the wrapping really just set it off.

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awsome i realy like the wrap on the handle

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Really cool!

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beautiful work, I love the details on the grip wrap.

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Yah hoo! Nice, really nice.

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fantastic.

:)

 

i cant figure what part of the blade i like more :)

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Ooooooh the zombies that would slay! Haha, that is absolutely beautiful!

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Nice Job on the blade have you tried cuttting with it yet?

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I saw this in Solingen at the knife maker show. It is even better in person.

A good one!

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Matt, that is stunning. Everything comes together so well. I like everything about it. Very inspirational; thanks for posting this!

 

James

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Ohh, that's really nice Matt. It literally wants you to pick it up, great blade shape and the bog oak and rattan make a very nice combo for the hilt!

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