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Knives of the past two years


Mat Maresch

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Hello fellow bladesmiths and friends of sharp´n´pointy things,( even baldes)

 

I do have to admit I´ve been lurking and watching a lot in the last two years without contributing.

Just some kind of lazyness I guess :)

 

To make up for it I thought I´d show you some of the knives I have done and not shown yet - pictures without any logical or time-related order.

 

I hope you do enjoy those....

 

 

5-2.jpg

 

Kamil1.jpg

 

Japandolch-1.jpg

 

MM1.jpg

 

Whacko5.jpg

 

1-7.jpg

 

8-1.jpg

 

MF2-9.jpg

 

KM1.jpg

 

1-18.jpg

 

1-17.jpg

 

3-20.jpg

 

5-9.jpg

 

Mf5.jpg

 

MF1-5.jpg

 

S5.jpg

 

11.jpg

Edited by Mat Maresch

www.mareschmesser.de

 

Knifemaker, Germany

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Beautiful work. I especially like the two clip points with the bone handles.

 

Please share more often!

 

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

http://stephensforge.com

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I love your style, the belt clips are fantastic and original. Every knife has a great flow to it, clean and beautiful, especially the Iron wood and damascus bolsters. How are your knives constructed(held together) if you dont mind my curiosity

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Mat it is good to see you and your work again, love your style dude!

Let not the swords of good and free men be reforged into plowshares, but may they rest in a place of honor; ready, well oiled and God willing unused. For if the price of peace becomes licking the boots of tyrants, then "To Arms!" I say, and may the fortunes of war smile upon patriots

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Very Nice.

 

And a bit eclectic as well.

 

I tried to decide, if given the choice, which one I would like to own. I could not get it down to one. Three was the best I could do

 

#3-the clean looking double edge

#6- the nicely textured leaf shaped blade

#7- the bone (I think) handled, beautifully patterned Damascus blade.

 

If you twisted my arm I guess I would have to pick #7 as my favorite.

 

Tough choice tho'

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Thanks for your kind words.

 

Constructions vary - full tang knives are mostly with peened pins ( real rivets) and glued underneath,

hidden tang knives are either just glued in, or in some cases I have the tang going through the handle and screwed / riveted with the buttcap...

 

Hope this answers your question, hardingknives.

Edited by Mat Maresch

www.mareschmesser.de

 

Knifemaker, Germany

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Thanks Dave :)

 

Um.... are the pics too large ( again) ?

I could downsize them, but would prefer to save the time doing this...

Some DO seem rather big :/

 

These are fine. We prefer 800x600, but as long as they are equal to or less than 1024x768 I don't ask for a re-size.

 

Of course, the best way to do this is to get a Picassa account and just embedd the image. That way you can post a 800x600 photo that when clicked, takes you to a 1600x12000 version. No forum bandwidth burned using Picassa.

 

Cheers!

 

-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

http://stephensforge.com

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Thanks for your kind words.

 

Constructions vary - full tang knives are mostly with peened pins ( real rivets) and glued underneath,

hidden tang knives are either just glued in, or in some cases I have the tang going through the handle and screwed / riveted with the buttcap...

 

Hope this answers your question, hardingknives.

 

 

Yep, sounds like my typical methods, I'm really curious about contruction methods, especially take downs, just figured I would ask,,thanks again

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Gorgeous work! Welcome!

James Helm - Helm Enterprises, Forging Division

 

Come see me at the Blade Show! Table 26R.

 

Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

 

My blog dedicated to the metalwork I make and sell: http://helmforge.blogspot.com/

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Hello fellow baldesmiths and friends of sharp´n´pointy things,

 

First, beautiful knives, all of them.

 

Second, I'm the kind of guy that'll correct graffitti, so excuse me, but I thought the salutaion "baldesmiths" was kind of funny :lol: I know it's just a typo, just kidding around here..

Adriaan Gerber

http://www.adriaangerberknives.com

sharp@adriaangerberknives.com

(207) 667-1307

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First, beautiful knives, all of them.

 

Second, I'm the kind of guy that'll correct graffitti, so excuse me, but I thought the salutaion "baldesmiths" was kind of funny :lol: I know it's just a typo, just kidding around here..

 

Uh, my bad, urm, sorry, no bald guys here I guess :)

 

But what´s a "salutaion"? :P

 

Corrected, thanks.

www.mareschmesser.de

 

Knifemaker, Germany

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