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Oh man! that is just superb Gerhard!!!

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absolutely beautiful

The smith also sitteth by the anvil,

And fighteth with the heat of the furnace,

And noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears,

And his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh,

He setteth his mind to finish his work,

And waitethto polish it perfectly.


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I love that bronze(?) guard, and the ivory works really well with the forge finish and the etch on that hamon. Outstanding lines, too.

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great work, again!

question - what do you quench your blades in?

this is one of the coolest hamons I have ever seen.


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thank you all for your posts!



this one was a clayless quench in polymer like so many others before.

and like so many others before it has its different look...

but I´m really happy, what came out here.



the spine shows the remaining forged surface, sandblast and brushed with a rotating steelbrush.

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ceterum censeo ferrum esse cudendum!

gerhard a.d. 2007

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That's one of those pieces that gets a WWWhoa baby, when you first put your eyes on it! The workmanship is so flawless, that you begin to look for anything that you could call a flaw and.............well there is none!


That is just one of the finest pieces of workmanship I have seen in a while! A big, two thumbs up!

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Always a joy to see your work. What amazes me is that over the years I've watched you, though I fail to see anything to improve upon, you still push the bar higher and continue to improve.

George Ezell, bladesmith

" How much useful knowledge is lost by the scattered forms in which it is ushered to the world! How many solitary students spend half their lives in making discoveries which had been perfected a century before their time, for want of a condensed exhibition of what is known."

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