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Jacek Robotka

Historical knives (Viking/Slavic)

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Subtle and sharp beauties. Great respect!

Podziwiam chłopie!

Replica of a sheath from Brześć Kujawski is stunning! Great work!

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The yew I have used is english yew, I like to work with it ;)

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Hello,

Just presenting recent work wink.gif

Langseax made from spring steel 50HF, hand forged with brut de forge finish, hilt made of oak with brass fittings. Scabbard made of waxed vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings based on Gotland finds; two leather straps to hang the seax on belt. Overall length 610mm, blade length 470mm, blade width (at the widest point) 35mm, blade thickness 53mm.

 

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Folding sickle (koser)

Hand forged blade from carbon steel. The handle is made of polished antler adorned with carved circles and lines. Metal ring to hang the sickle on a belt. This sickle is based on finds from Chech Republic (Mikulcic) and Poland (Gniezno, Poznań, Ostrów Lednicki).

 

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Jacek

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Lovely work, Jacek.

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Wow, I missed this until now, you have some beautiful work there and I love the construction of the full tang knives that method has always on my to do list. I also really like the scabbarts.

 

Richard

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Every time I see you posting new work, I secretly hope it's more kosers :rolleyes:

Fantastic work once again, and an inspiration for me to try making a koser of my own!

 

John

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Hello,

The 14th cent. knife was made for Bruns B.V. museum in Holland.

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Blade made of carbon steel, bog oak handle, vegetable tanned leather sheath.
Designed on the sheath was inspired by finds from London, as the remains of oryginal sheath was only a little.
 
 
Thank you for looking.
 
Jacek
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Simple broken back seax.

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Thank you for looking.

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Seax with scabbard.

 

Blade made of 50HF steel, handle made of walnut, reindeer antler, and leather and brass spaces.

 

Scabbard made of vegetable tanned leather.

 

 

 

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Thank you

 

 

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Seax scabbard and handle.
Blade made by Owen Bush.

 

 

Handle made of american walnut, reindeer antler and leather and brass spaces. Scabbard made of vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings.

 

 

 

 

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Thank you

 

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hello,

 

Latest work.

 

1. Slavic knife with dragon, Kaldus

Slavic knife. The blade is made of carbon steel, hilt made of yew and buffalo horn inlaid with brass. Sheath made of vegetable tanned leather with brass bindings and copper decoration in shape of dragon inspired by find from Kaldus, Poland, leather loop to hang the knife on belt. Overall length 190mm, blade length 85mm, blade width (at the widest point) 17mm, blade thickness 2mm.

 

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2. Lund knife

Hand made Viking knife based on finds from Lund (Sweden). The blade is made of carbon steel, burl hilt with brass wire. Sheath made ofvegetable tanned leather with brass bindings, leather loop to hang the knife on belt. Overall length 220mm, blade length 105mm, blade width (at the widest point) 20mm, blade thickness 3mm.

 

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3. Knife sheath from Sowinki.

Sheath made of vegetable tanned leather with brass bindings inspired by find from Sowinki, Poland, leather thong to hang the knife on belt.


 

 

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thank you

Jacek

 

 

 

 

 

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Really nice work Jacek. There is a simple elegance to your style.

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Hello,

 

Latest work.

Slavic knife from Sowinki

Slavic knife with carbon steel blade, handle made of antler, buffalo horn, brass and decorated with linear and circles ornament and brass inlays. Sheath made of vegetable tanned leather with brass bindings inspired by find from Sowinki, Poland, leather loop to hang the knife on belt. Blade lenght 110mm.

 

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thank you

Jacek

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Recent work.

Broken back seax
Seax with decorated scabbard, hand forged welded blade from wrought iron and carbon steel, hilt made deer antler with circles ornamnent with brass fittings. Scabbard made of  vegetable tanned leather with brass fittings, with leather loops to hang the seax on belt. Overall length 470mm, blade length 350mm, blade width (at the widest point) 35mm, blade thickness 4mm.

Thank you

Jacek

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Great artist work as always in all the things you make Jacek! Differently earned that firery beard :)

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