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Michal Plezia

Introduction and some of my works :)

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Hello


My name is Michał Plezia, also known by nickname as Elchon.

This is my first post on this forum, but I've been browsing it for some time now.

I am stunned with the high level of works presented here. Many of the pieces are truly works of arts.


I've finally decided to show you a few pieces that I've made.


Let's start with the two daggers I've finished recently.


The first one is inspired by 15th century ballock daggers.

(At last something for myself ;) )


Nz3 tool steel, circa 55-57 HRC. Satin finish.

I've made a short movie showing the quality of the heat treat (narration in Polish).



Total lenght 32,3 cm

Blade lenght 19,5 cm

Blade width 2,2 cm

Blade thickness at the base 3,5 mm

Guard and cap is made of brass.

The handle is italian walnut.


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The second dagger is based on the 14th century italian baselard.


Nz3 tool steel, 55-57 HRC.

Reinforced tip. Satin finish.

Total lenght 36,7 cm.

Handle lenght 13,6 cm.

Blade width 2,9 cm.


Brass pins, plum tree wood.


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Welcome Michal! Interesting daggers, look forward to seeing more...

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Thanks. They were made by stock removal, I hope they still fit bladesmith forum :huh:

 

Added:

A sheath for the ballock.
It is made of thick, tooled calf leather. There is an additional layer of thinner leather inside to prevent the outer layer from cutting. The sheath is dyed black and waxed. The chape is brass.
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Edited by Michal Plezia

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I make a lot of steak knives using stock removal! Only way to keep six or more knives the same, but if you follow this forum with all it's helpfull people, you will soon be forgeing! :)

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Nice work on that sheath!

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Peter - it is fun. :) It is also an honour to meet the best smiths in the world. And learn from them.

 

 

I make a lot of steak knives using stock removal! Only way to keep six or more knives the same, but if you follow this forum with all it's helpfull people, you will soon be forgeing! :)

 

I've made a few forged knives (for example pattern welded). I use forging for some fittings too, and of course for armour.

Some examples of my previous work that required forging:

 

Mid 15th cent. gauntlets.Made of 1,5 and 1,2 mm steel. Note that the finger joints are riveted steel to steel.
Fingers are made of 46 plates. I had to drill 184 holes in steel and pin 112 rivets for the fingers alone.
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Short movie:
14th entury arm defence. There are 128 copper rivets, curved plates, thick leather and hand made brass bucklers.
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The mokume-gane cross made of alpaca and copper.
Dimentions (without ring) 26,5mm x 19,5 mm ( circa 1 in x 3/4 in )
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Hot formed from a single piece of 2,5mm steel.
Diameter : 27cm
Weight 1,25 kg
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Small pattern welded knife.
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By the way, is it allowed on this forum to show armour pieces also?

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Astounding work.. I love the armour..welcome and once again fantastic work

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Wow you must have a lot of patience! All those rivets... I like the pattern welded blade too! And polishing that armour, puts me to shame! By the way anything related to smithing and metalwork seems to go here, so I'm sure no body will complain about seeing any of your great work!

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Thanks for sharing, attention to fit and finish is excellent.

Looking forward to seeing more.

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Welcome! Please feel free to show whatever you make, I like what I see so far. Especialy the bazelard, that is a good interpretation. B)

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Nice work... very clean!

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Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it. :D

 

Wow you must have a lot of patience! All those rivets...

 

Well the most challenging work with rivets so far was this project:

The brigandine that has 183 plates and 1840 special solid brass nails. It is made of two layers of linen and 100% silk velvet outer layer.
It has 5 brass buckles and straps made of vegatable tanned leather, oxblood dyed, oiled and waxed.
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Hello:

 

I really LIKE that Basilard...Then again..I have a soft spot for that particular knife... Everything you posted looks really "clean" and it shows that you pay attention to what you are doing..

 

Don't worry about the stock removal thing..After all the first knives were stock removal (you can't for a a piece of flint or bone...)

 

Looks really NICE..

 

JPH

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Excellent work Michal! As others have said your craftsmanship is very clean and well done. The armor is great! That is something I want to do more of in the future. I look forward to seeing more posts from you.

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Welcome! I love the blades, but what really is amazing to me are the gauntlets... I need to make me some of those.

 

beautiful work.

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Welcome from the South of Florida. I really like your work. Besides the fact that it is very clean looking one can appreciate your attention to detail. Beautifully crafted pieces of art.

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Great looking work and the cut test video through the nail was awesome

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As an old biker, I have to agree, those gauntlets... Talk about giving someone the finger? Made of steel! Thank you for showing your amazing work! I was misled by your first post... Wow all those rivets! And I can't get over that helmet...

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