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Hi guys,

not a knife but some Roman works :P

Roman bronze buckles in lost wax casting, in the first image you can see the originals...I hope you like it.

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Fibbie Pelta1.jpg

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Very, very nice Marco! Do you sell these or is it just for your own use?

 

~Bruce~

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I really like those, Marco. B) I had been wondering what you were up to lately, while inspired by a glass of Fernet Branca last night. ;)

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Thanks guys,

 

Bruce, these are not for my personal use...are all commissioned works.

I make these only on request.

 

Alan, you know also Fernet? I am surprised a man in Tennessee, land of whisky who drinks Fernet Branca. I do not like this, I drink only my (and my dad) homemade :ph34r: "grappa", you know this?

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I know many things, not all of them good. :lol:

 

I LOVE grappa, it is very close to our own homemade whisky. It's just very expensive to get it here, as it's not very popular for some reason. :huh: I actually prefer grappa to brandy, I feel it's a better use of the grape after wine. Cafe correto is a good thing too. ;)

 

I can't do Fernet straight either, but a little bit of that in a shot glass of whisky (to sip, not to shoot) makes an excellent digestivo. And there are bartenders around who are trying to get Americans to drink Cynar :ph34r: , of all things.

 

Going back on topic, what were these buckles used for in Roman times? I'm getting quite envious of your bronze work.

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Those buckles look really nice; much more symmetrical than the originals. Interesting how perception changes. Do you shape the prongs from the spruce?

 

As for Grappa, BevMo around here carries Poggio Basso Grappa for about $13 (http://www.francoliusa.com/poggiobasso.htm) which we find quite tasty :-)

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Alan, I'm always more surprised, I did not imagine these products were known in USA... also Cynar!

Grappa is very good and easy to distill, now I prefer flavor my homemade grappa with juniper berries, a few months after taking an amber color and an unmistakable aroma. As you say is very good in the "caffè corretto" but if you know so many Italian products I suggest you try "caffè corretto" with "Sambuca Molinari".

Provos, I never drank this grappa, in Italy is a very popular product and there a lot of varieties, each country has its grappa and are also very different.

 

Ok, I hope not to have any annoy and return in topics :P

These buckles were used for clothing and accessories, a boy recently took these to a philological reconstruction of a backpack made entirely of materials used at the time ... when I get some pictures of work finished I'll share with you.

The variety of this type of buckle is awesome, some very specific.

Provos, I do not understand your last question, what is spruce? Maybe you say sprue?

I make the prongs whit small sprue, cast and bend, this is the image.

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thats such intresting work, I relly like the things you make ^^

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