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Two new scandis


Roman Stoklasa

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Hi friends! I have just finished scandi style knives. The first one has three layers san mai blade with O2 steel core and birch bark/bronze handle, the second one has W2 steel blade with hamon line and flamed red oak/copper handle.

 

Thank's for watching and comments!

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Roman,

 

Wonderful work , just beautiful...the leather design and workmanship is beautiful as well....thank you for posting this, it is inspirational.

 

Blade #1 has a pattern in the steel ( it seems)..is this a crucible steel?

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Awsome work, Roman! I love your style, those bolsters and pommels you make are just wonderful!!! Great pakage, now I'll go sulk (I mean ponder) about your skill! ;)

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I love your knives Roman; they are so unique and gorgeous! I am always excited when I see a post from you.

 

@Caleb - not a hamon, but instead I would image that the blade is a laminate and you are seeing the transition between the inner steel and the jacket steel.

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the texture on the copper, and the handle shapes really get to me. I am smitten. those are beauties.

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I am quickly becoming a fan of your work sir. Both are amazing.

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They're gorgeous and incredibly well made!
But I have two questions:

-How much is there to gain from laminating when the main bevel eats up alot of the supporting mild/iron?

-Could we agree on a term for knives with scandi contour and sheath but american style bevels and/or non-laminated edges?

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What steel do you use to sandwich the O2 with in your San Mai? I very much like your style... The contrast of texture with smooth, polished, surfaces is visually intriguing and strongly organic at the same time. The leather work is top notch too!

 

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As always, you have style and a sense of design that is lovely to behold. Your knives have movement and harmony. Something I think more and more of and struggle with every time I make a knife. Beautiful work.

 

They're gorgeous and incredibly well made!
But I have two questions:

-How much is there to gain from laminating when the main bevel eats up alot of the supporting mild/iron?

-Could we agree on a term for knives with scandi contour and sheath but american style bevels and/or non-laminated edges?

 


I don't know man.. There are such wide views out in the world of what is a "scandi", "puukkot", "veitti", "kniv", and so on and so on... Sometimes it looks like it's only the grind that matters, sometimes is just because it's a sticktang, sometimes it is because it is made in the geographical area of Scandinavia. Personally I think it is confusing, I didn't even know there was such a thing called a "scandi" before I started reading on international forums. But it must be even more confusing for those that are not involved with the scandinvian knife scene and isn't familiar with the different regions and styles.

But the knives that Roman show has always struck a cord with me, he would be very well respected as a contemporary maker here in Sweden and his knives would not feel out of place in any way. The style he has has a lot more common to the knives we make here than most knives I see on forums labeled as "scandies" even though the grind is a bit different from what some people want on a scandi.

However, in the way that languages work, maybe a more specific vocabulary will evolve almost by itself as it sometimes does :-), until then, I'll just enjoy all these beautiful knives I keep seeing from around the world. No matter what they are labeled as.

 

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Hello gentlemen and thank you for all posts!

At the first. The blade on the birch bark knife is made of billet which I bought from one dealer of knifemaking supplies here in Czech republic. It consist of Czech equivalents of AISI Gr. 1045 and O2. Unfortunatelly I'm not equipped for forge welding; I have only simple gas kiln, anvil and hammer, so I can forge only simple not welded blades. Every damascus and laminated blades are made of billets bought mostly from knifemakers from Czech rep.

 

DanielQ: thank you very much. In 2008 I was in Sävsjö knifeshow and met Michael West, this year winner of "best of show" category in Solingen. He is wery friendly guy by the way. I can see his clear modern designed knives in my own hands. You can say it has't pure scandinavian shapes, but for me it's modern essence of nordic tradition. I think that is about a feeling. We are living in 21th century and we can set influences from all of the world and creating with absolutelly freedom...uff... I hope that is understandable with my bad english.

 

Back to my work: customer for who is the birch bark knife needs to collection little neck. Here are the pictures:

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I love your work so much, especially the neck knife. I'm curious; do you scratch the texture in the bolster or is that chemically etched? Also, that is copper, right?

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