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hello together,

 

I posted this knife today in another forum and thought to share it with you too...

 

for sure most of you know the ´oseberg´-vikingship shown in the vikingship-hall in oslo/norway:

 

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Exhibition_in_Viking_Ship_Museum,_Oslo_01.jpg?uselang=de

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Osebergschiff.jpg?uselang=de

 

this very elegant and highly embellished ship was used as a boatgrave for two noble women.

I tried to get the look and the flow of the ship´s beauty to my knife...

 

W1 forged

differentially hardened

bronze

ebony

 

23cm long

12cm sharp

4,0-2,0mm thick

 

thanks for looking!

gerhard

 

 

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That's a beautiful knife. Great source for inspirational forms. ;)

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Sh---t

Sorry for the crude word for such a sublime knife.

 

What actually popped into my head when I saw this was

 

"Sh----t, I couldn't even conceive such a thing let alone execute it."

 

Frustrating and uplifting all at the same time.

 

Well done good sir.

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DARN YOU!!!!! Well, not really. But man, it's not fair, I know, I just don't have the experience, all of that, but man, it's not fair that you can make that, when I struggle to come up with ideas half that good.

 

 

A - M - A - Z - I - N - G.

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I'd say that you matched the flow of the ship beautifully. I especially like the way the choil of the knife matches the prow of the ship and the ridges of the integral bolster mimic the curves of the bow hull. Yep, I'd say you matched the flow just fine. :)

 

Art

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Wow, words kind of fail me...that is one heck of a beautiful knife! Amazing flow of lines and form...:D

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thank you all for your kind posts!

I appreciate it to feel your interest in this knife!

 

@stephen stumbo,

dont worry....

I didn´t come up with this idea-

these lines are many hundreds years old! ;-)

 

@WmHorus,

yes, I carved the transition point....a lot of hours there in that point.

 

@danocon,

´´ Frustrating and uplifting all at the same time.´´

I know that feeling, when I see some work of colleagues here...

 

best regards

gerhard

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That's a beautiful knife, well done. I am struggling with a similar carving on the transition area, yours looks much better and the handle flows from it all. Thank you for sharing.

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That was a really nice knife

 

I have visited this museum a couple of times and have always been fascinated by the shapes of those ships.... all those nice functional curves.

 

So it is so cool to see those shapes used in a completely different setting, but still work.

 

Amazing craftsmanship :)

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