jake cleland Posted October 6, 2011 Share Posted October 6, 2011 i've been approached to make a large (roughly 16" o/a), ornate viking knife, with a nautical theme, as a wedding present. so far i've come up with 3 basic designs. the first is basically a narrow seax with carved beast panels and a osenberg ring knot round the middle. for this i'd probably use antler for the handle with an ebony spacer, silver or steel mounts and copper accents: next up is my interpretation of a Gotlandic war knife. this would have blued steel fittings, ebony handle and antler spacer with sea serpent carving: and finally a shorter version of the war knife as filtered through the idea of nordic wedding knives: i'm leaning towards the larger war knife design - what do you think? Jake Cleland - Skye Knives www.knifemaker.co.uk "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." Albert Einstein Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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