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Bushfire Bearded Axe Pt 2 (Image Heavy)


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Hey guys, all polished up! Handle probably finished tomorrow. I think the area that is 1200 layers is a little over etched, but I'm not sure. The front of the eyelet is also a little hairy looking, I think I need to grind it round, I'll figure it out in the next few days. Any suggestions?

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For me the best aspect of this axe is shape. It's clearly well designed and beautiful. Whether it's functional or not - I can't tell an it's not even important.

Now what comes to pattern flow, its mor like "whether I can do this or not" thing. Well, you certainly can.

However, it does not add anything important to the shape and has no clear logic.

While it may sound cool to use different patterns in one piece, it does not mean it's allways a best way.

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For me the best aspect of this axe is shape. It's clearly well designed and beautiful. Whether it's functional or not - I can't tell an it's not even important.

Now what comes to pattern flow, its mor like "whether I can do this or not" thing. Well, you certainly can.

However, it does not add anything important to the shape and has no clear logic.

While it may sound cool to use different patterns in one piece, it does not mean it's allways a best way.

 

Well said and thank you! You're completely right as in most of this axe as a well lets see if I can do it, more of an exercise piece than anything, so pattern development in response to the piece was less important as aethetic decisions, thanks for the crit!

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Well done Tom! That's a nice looking piece (the 1200 layer section is achully quite cool as it is)

 

I'd keep the eye section square(ish) just clean it up some & make the haft fit (a square top section transitioning to an oval section would compliment the whole, IMO)

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Very cool, man.

 

I love the muli-bar pattern in the blade itself. I think it would have been a bit better if the part that wraps around the haft of the axe was of a similar pattern. The coarse grain of the pattern doesn't seem to flow with the 1200 layer part. Still, very impressive pattern welding.

 

For the rough eyelet, why not put a collar on the haft of the axe to cover it up? It would serve a dual purpose of locking the haft into the axe, and covering up the rough element.

 

I've been working on a double bladed pattern welded battle axe for quite a while now. It has become my "nemesis project" because it's seen so many failures and setbacks. So, I can totally appreciate the amount of work that goes into something like this!

 

Cheers,

 

Dave

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Ahh I hadnt thought of this, I'm having trouble visualizing what you mean though, you think you could draw something or have an image of what you mean? Good luck to you on you're axe, I think we all know you've got the skills to do it, I've got a sword thats treating me the same way hahaha

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And with the handle haha. I wanted to stain it pretty dark, but the stain even after 3 coats just wasnt penetrating, so I settled with it, as its going to be used anyway. I think I want to try another method of the photos because I tried using the booth here at school and it was just too difficult to get it to catch the actual reflections of the steel and get the real highs and lows.

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Wow, amazing piece! The handle really sets of the lines of the head, IMO.

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In my opinion, the handle is perfect for the head. They go well together, though I can't express why, exactly.

 

If you're unhappy with how it turned out, I'd be glad to offer you fifty dollars cash money and shipping costs to take it off your hands. Think about it....

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