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heres mine . I just sign my name use a carbide rotary burr or before heat treat I'll use a graving chisel

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well i thought i had that photo attached

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that mark looks familiar on that knife! lol

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stalking moon makers mark 1.jpgstalking moon makers mark.jpgi started marking my blades with this a few months into my forging back in 2010. it is my initials RN for 'Russell Nortier',combined with my brand of blades 'Stalking Moon',which is my native/neanderthal name.a half moon forms the top of R and moon beams are the bottom.the N follows.

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Well, I figured I would finally put mine up. (hopefully you can see it, the picture was taken by a webcam)Snapshot_20130222_2_zps6c3abc04.jpg

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Here's mine...I designed it to be a monogram, representing my initials (OM). A whole bunch of people, including my wife, have told me it looks like a bat, though... laugh.gif/> DSCI0008.jpg

I've always wondered where batman got his bat arangs...

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Here is mine, I drew the dragon around 1966 when I was in Jr. High:

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Here is mine:

I call my smithy SageBrush BladeWorks.

So I started with a Sagebursh leaf

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Shortened it and added my initials.

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I have thought about adding my full last name under the logo, or adding the smithy name which I did for a shirt to wear when I do demos:

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mine is the norse futhark JPK which spell my initials. I'll get a pic up when i get a good looking one

 

Sveinn

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My mark.

 

Kip

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Hi Guys just putting my mark here it will be the bullhead pic that you see when I posted with my name! I am also registered here:

http://www.knifemakersdirectory.com/

I hope I did not step over the line posting the link here, please let me know!

 

Martin

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Here's mine, from Storm's Forge

 

Long and mostly irrelevant backstory:

 

Way back in the 80s, when I was a kid,my friends and I had a club. I was the designated "codemaster" and learned to write in Ango-Saxon Runes, courtesy of reading The Hobbit 25 times. In addition to a secret code, we all had code names, and I picked the codename "Storm." (GI Joe was hot and ninjas were cool, and my favorite character was Stormshadow the GI Joe Ninja.)

 

The anglo-saxon runic "s" looks a lot like a lightening bolt, and I started using a lightening bolt for the S when I wrote my code name. When I began making training knives for fellow students in my dojo, I would carve a lightening bolt on the blade. When I built my forge and began learning the art of bladesmithing, I decided to call it "Storm's Forge," and added the anvil. So with that in mind, here's my logo (which has yet to be applied to any blade).

 

And I have to admit, being my age and reading the above monologue, it sounds pretty ridiculous, but I like the logo and I'm sticking with it.

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yep i'm arrogant enough to have my own mark :rolleyes::D !

i always wanted ''gorgoneion'' to be my mark but it was just too complicated to make a punch with it so i carve my initials with chisels before hardening the blade

 

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My initials on some, "RHG", used this a long time ago, and decided to use it from now on. Stylized european-ish dragon. image.jpg

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My initials on some, "RHG", used this a long time ago, and decided to use it from now on. Stylized european-ish dragon. image.jpg

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Darrell Markewitz - the Wareham Forge:

 

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The Mark : Three straight lines arranged in thirds, with a dot in each of the thirds

This
is a runic styled mark, easy to strike in with the basic hole and
cutting punch every smith has. Its original source was an ancient
Japanese family crest called 'the stars and swords'. I have been using
this mark on all my artistic work since grade 10 (like about 1972 or
something!)

 

I like it because it is fast to do - and suits both my modern and historic replica (Viking Age) work.

 

The Blade : 'Hector's Bane' (2012) - Two slabs of self made bloomery iron on to a core of middle carbon steel.

The shape was inspired by simple one piece cast bronze knives of a kind used in the Trojan
Wars. (I have made a lot of this kind of one piece handle to blade
knives, primarily in layered / pattern welded materials - and have been
very pleased with the results!)

I purposefully chose to use
the bloom after the first compaction / weld, leaving the flaws to show
the distinctive source of the material.

Overall length is about 10 inches, about 1/4 thick at the spine.

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The problem with a lot of makers marks is the absence of a name. When someone finds a really cool knife in their dads attic, they're gonna want to search and find more about it on the Internet, If only to find out how much it's worth.

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Well, it'll make them work for it a little, especially if all they are interested in is the monetary value.

 

In truth, I only mark about a third of the pieces I've made.

It's not something that is all that important to me.

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I'm just getting started in bladesmithing but I've given a lot of thought to my maker's mark.

 

Two fancy looking fehu runes, one turned backward for symmetry.

 

Feral Forge.

 

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