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John F. Ellis

Piha Kaetta knife- My KITH

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Hello all, here my entry! ( Or rather, the design that will--hopefully--turn into my entry.)

It is a Sri Lankan Piha Kaetta. It is dated around the 18th century. I find it very cool how closely this resembles a seax blade.

 

Normally these knives were extremely ornate with lots of gold and such; as evidenced by this picture.

 

PiaKaetaDagger-8112013T163532 - Copy.jpg

 

 

 

Mine, on the other hand, will be a very cut back version. Maybe it it will have a little bit of decoration, but not all that much.

 

Here is a rendering that I did in Photoshop.

 

Kith 2014 - Copy.jpg

 

 

Keep in mind that this piece is still in the conceptional stage, so it may change some as I move on.

 

Tell me what you think!

 

JF

Edited by John F. Ellis

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Wow' I've never seen one of those before, diferent! Most interesting shape...

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I really am drawn to shapes like this. Will be watching how your knife progresses.

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Thanks guys!

I was searching around for something that wasn't your typical eastern knife, and this seemed just right. :)

Edited by John F. Ellis

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Should anyone wish to adorn / "ornate with lots of gold and such" (quot by John F Ellis) this company has precious metals in syringes for jewelers work and such. the point of contact is Mary she is willing to work with the Knife Making Community . Just let Mary know a Gentlemen from S & R Farms Sent you .

 

http://www.livesaysinc.com/

 

Best Regards & Blessings

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