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The profile of the knife is a copy of Bertie Rietveld's "Explorer". The blade was forged with the help of my good friend Tiaan Burger. Design, carving fit and finish took around 40 hours to complete.

 

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Thanks everyone for all the kind words. It was fun creating this piece and there will be more of the same in the future.

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  • 3 months later...

what is the stuff that the scales are one? is it for keeping the from sliding during the engraving?. love the look of the blade, scales are stunningly crafted.

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That is Engravers Pitch in an engravers bowl. A rounded vessel containing thermo-plastic pitch. You heat it up with your torch to liquify the surface and embed your work. When it cools your work piece is held rigidly so you can work on it. Heat it up to release the work.

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wonderful. I love the copper sun, and the pattern and finish on the pattern welding. The whole thing fits together well.

kc

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Once again thank you for all the kind words. Receiving such positive comments from truly inspiring artist as what resides on this forum gives me courage to continue on this journey.

 

Thanks guys!!



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