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Hi folks! I'm posting here some pics of my work after veeeery long time. I'm sorry for it and I promise that I'll do it more frequently.

 

This is my way scandi style knife. Of course this is BladeSMITH forum but the blade is GRINDED out of Elmax plate :ph34r:;) .

The handle is composed of reindeer antler, honduras palisander burl and bronze.

 

Thank you for watching!

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Wonderful! Bookmark-worthy for future inspiration! I dont think I've seen a composite handle quite like that ... any pics of the construction? I admit I dont quite get how it all comes together.

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Stock removal or forged doesn't really matter here. Creativity and execution are what really matters. Really a fantastic piece of work, very bold and unique design. Well done.

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Excellent work, an ancient knife seen through new eyes....

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Such a beauty! Love the finish on the blade! As well as the handle construction, very well done!

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Wow! That's seriously impressive.

“If you trust in yourself. . . believe in your dreams. . . and follow your star. . . you will still get beaten by the people who have spent their time working hard and learning things, the people who weren't so lazy.” ~ Terry Pratchett

 

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Fantastic, and thank you for the WIP images - helps a lot with a design idea that I have.

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First, let me say that this is a beautiful knife, with clean lines and unique design.

Second, I love the frame handle with the small pins coming off. That is totally new to me, and a great idea.

 

Third, thanks for sharing your technique. We don't discriminate here, stock removal is just fine. especially the way you do it (besides, grinding is way harder than shaping with a hammer, anyway. I am sure most of the other would agree with me on this.)

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“Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” E. V. Debs

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There is not a thing I don't like about this..fantastic work

"Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes" - Tom HALL - Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon wine.

 

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I think what I love the best about it (and there's so much to love) is the finish. I'm not really sure how to explain it, but you balanced perfect fit and lines and super clean finish with natural, organic, texture. It's just awesome.

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That just has one wonderful detail after another. The bolster is great, as is the little piece with the thong hole at the back. Also very ingenious and complicated. I imagine you must have felt like shooting yourself in the head at several points during the making of that knife!

Check out Walter's instructional videos:

Forging Japanese Style Blades

Making Hamons

Japanese Sword Mounting

Polishing

Making Japanese Sword Fittings

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One of the most interesting builds shown here lately. I can't help but getting inspired and I actully started rummaging through the antler storage..

 

Thank you very much for showing us.

How did you get that beautiful finish on the elmax?

 

/DQ

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Hi guys! Thank you for watching and comments!

 

I'm not sure if you will be happy for this kind of inspiration because the construction is like 3D shooting without the sights :blink:;)

 

DanielQ: it's ferric chloride but you must time by time brush the blade wit fine grit (2000) sandpaper during the etching.

 

Walter Sorrells: my head is fortunatelly bulletproof in this cause :D:D:D

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