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Ebony and ivory...

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...living in perfect harmony.

 

these bowies were an order for a german scrimshander.

it was a very interesting (...and demanding) challenge to get them equal- :wacko:

but everything worked well- even the two hamon turned out similar.

the wooden sheaths were a ´first´ for me.

 

some specs:

W1 forged

wrought iron

bronze

mammoth/waterbuffalo

total 36cm

blade 23cm

thickness 6,5-2,omm

 

sheaths:

ebony

mammoth/buffalo

bronze

 

thanks for looking!

 

gerhard

 

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You continue to amaze and dazzle us, Gerhard.

 

 

For those who haven't tried it, making a matching set of anything is a real test of skill. It's easy to make one beautiful object, but to do it near-identically, again, tests our consistency, discipline, and patience.

 

I hope you'll have a chance to show them after the scrimshaw work is complete - I'm sure that will take it to a whole new level. These are already heirloom-quality.

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wow that is absolutely amazing. Sheer beauty.

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absolutely nice knives :excl: but photos need better lighting

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:o

Amazing work! I tried to do a matching set. Once. Your work and skill astounds me.

Perfect harmony, indeed!

 

John

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I had already accepted that my work will never approach yours, Gerhard, but those make me consider giving up entirely! :blink::o:lol:

 

It's always a good day when you post new work. B)

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Stunning work, repeating it is a true test of control and artistry. I always enjoy seeing your work.

 

 

Peter

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Oh, my! Those are exquisite. You just keep setting the bar higher.

I hope the scrimshander's work is as good as yours.

 

Bill

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I'm sorry, but no matter how wonderful the scrimshaw turns out, it will be a sin to touch that knife; both are masterpieces already. I would make a display box for them, and proceed to greatly enjoy them. Wonderful work!

Edited by David Stifle

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The only thing I can add to what Alan said is, absolutely beautiful.

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Those are stunningly beautiful knives.

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Those would be perfect thrust through the belt of John Carter of Barsoom. :D Awesome work as always.

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Beautiful knives! What an understatement!

 

Are the guards cast in place? What metal are they?

 

The flow of lines from handle to guard to blade as well as scabbard are masterful.

 

Thank you for sharing.

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I am such a fan of your work already, but each time you post I seem to find myself in awe of your level craftsmanship and finish. Great work yet again. And as always I can't wait to see what comes next.

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thank you all for your kind words!

 

@tomas rucker,

absolutely right- these knives need better lightning...and a better fotografer!

those wicked glossy and curvy surfaces are to tricky for me,

fotography is a craft I never lerned, unfortunatelly.

 

@bill hofmann,

you hope that the scrimshander is as good as mine??

I´m sure he will be much better than I, he´s one of the tops in his art!

I hope he will take prof-pictures with the scrims.

 

@mike t smith,

the guards are forged wrought-iron, then shaped with a sort of ´dremel´- no wax, no casting!

 

best regards

gerhard

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Gerhard, what a beautiful set of knives, IMHO the best knives you made to date. I know of only one German scrimshander with the talent to match yours and that's dr. Peter Jensen. For those who want to see his work check out Knives 2011 with an article about him from Don Guild.

 

Marcel

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aaron & marcel54,

thanks for your posts!

 

marcel:

you nailed it- direct hit...!

 

gerhard

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Wow. When I grow up I want to be you. One would be amazing enough, but two? Awe inspiring, and humbling.

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