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PURPLE RAIN


wieland
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hi all,

 

a new colorful spot on my table at the next show:

 

fighter/bowie `purple rain`

 

carbonsteel 0,7%C forged

bronce/wrought iron

honduras palisanderburl

length 27cm

blade 15cm

thickness 4,5-1mm

studtype-sheath

 

gerhard

 

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ceterum censeo ferrum esse cudendum!

gerhard a.d. 2007

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Gerhard,

You are so predictable.... each one gets a little nicer..... I noticed that it looks like the sheath slides apart? so you can have it with just the sheath or you can "mount the sheath" it so you can put it on your belt? Is that what I'm seeing? That is a really cool idea and you came up with a very nice solution....

dick

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That is a very, very nice piece. Your attention to detail and use of textures to compliment lines is outstanding.

 

Thanks for sharing this.

 

--Dave

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"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelt

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thanks for your posts and kind words!

I`m glad, that you like it!

 

@richard sexstone,

I dont understand exactly, what you mean-

but you can detatch the sheath and the wrapping can stay on the belt.

the piece of wood is only a little eyecatcher, matching the grip...

 

@dave stephens,

the details are very important for me,

but they should be remarkable at second view and not disturb the flow and the line.

 

best regards

 

gerhard

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ceterum censeo ferrum esse cudendum!

gerhard a.d. 2007

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Gerhard,

Sorry, I'm not up to speed on sheaths so I don't know the names of different parts.. It looked to me like the "eyecatching wood" is being used as a wedge to hold the main body of the sheath tight in the belt loop like a wedge holds a mortise & tendon joint tight in Japanese furniture ...... I hope I explained my question better this time

Dick

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beautiful...perfect in every detail. The composite guard is impressive.

Your hamon are stunning, yuou quench in water or oil this steel?

 

Thanks

Edited by MDF

CIAO FROM ITALY

 

Marco Di Francesco

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beautiful work, well done, I like the combination of hamon and forge finish

Ben Potter Bladesmith

 

 

It's not that I would trade my lot

Or any other man's,

Nor that I will be ashamed

Of my work torn hands-

 

For I have chosen the path I tread

Knowing it would be steep,

And I will take the joys thereof

And the consequences reap.

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thank you for your posts too!

 

@richard sexstone,

I understand you now-

and you are right.

the wedge( fixed by the wrapping) fixes the main sheath in the leatherloop.

 

@mfd,

this hamon is quenched first in water, after 6 sec. in oil.

 

gerhard

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ceterum censeo ferrum esse cudendum!

gerhard a.d. 2007

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