Jump to content

Little Art-Nouveau-integral


Recommended Posts

hi all,

here is a little integral with some Art-Nouveau-carvings,
I built it for my next show in solingen.

W1 forged
hardened with hamon
desert ironwood
length 23cm
blade only 10,5cm
thickness 3,8-1,5mm

thanks for looking!
gerhard

409b.jpg

409c.jpg

409d.jpg

409e.jpg

409f.jpg

409g.jpg

409a.jpg

My Webpage

 

ceterum censeo ferrum esse cudendum!

gerhard a.d. 2007

Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the echo of the design and the change of planes. Your fit between handle and bolster is always nice, too. thanks for showing us.

kc

please visit my website http://www.professorsforge.com/

 

“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

Link to post
Share on other sites

Gerhard, your pieces always amaze me, with the flawless workmanship! The added detail down the spine of the knife is something else!! I had to look at the pics several times trying to decide if that detail was carved into the spine or it if was raised outward from the spine. Integrals by nature are a step up in the common knife, (not that I see anything common about your work) but the details you carved into the steel of this one set it off from even the normal integral!

 

To you sir, always enjoy looking at your work! bow.gif

C Craft Customs ~~~ With every custom knife I build I try to accomplish three things. I want that knife to look so good you just have to pick it up, feel so good in your hand you can't wait to try it, and once you use it, you never want to put it down ! If I capture those three factors in each knife I build, I am assured the knife will become a piece that is used and treasured by its owner! ~~~ C Craft

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am always happy to see new work from you, I just love your ascetic and style, your knives are always stunning. This one is one of the best I have seen from you. The carving just sets it above other work I have sen of yours, it reminds be a bit of Hill Pearce's work, but very much remains your own style.

well done!

MP

Link to post
Share on other sites

Fantastic! I think this might be my new favourite piece of yours. The carvings have great flow to them and reach out just far enough into the rest of the blade. And a bonus hamon!

Not all those who wander are lost. -J.R.R. Tolkien

-Shards of the Dark Age- my blog
-Nine Worlds Workshop-
-Last Apocalypse Forge-

Link to post
Share on other sites

I always get all giddy when I see that Gerhard has come forward posting yet another creation !!!

Never dissapoints !!! Love your work sir , exceptional motivating work indeed

"Never Quit On Improving"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Gerhard,

 

Stunning, elegant work as always.

 

I particularly like the carving on the spine that dips down on the mid-point of the blade. This is the first of your knives that I've seen that particular element. I think it's really a nice enhancement.

 

One of my favorite authors, David Gemmel, wrote of a character in his book "Sword in the Storm" that was taken by the Fae because of his skill in the craft of metalwork, and given a magic workshop in which he could shape metal like clay with his bare hands. When I see your knives, I often think they look like the work that a smith with such magic might produce.

 

Cheers,

 

Dave

-----------------------------------------------

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly." -- Theodore Roosevelt

http://stephensforge.com

Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks amazing! I second that it looks like you formed the steel with your bare hands.

“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

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

thank you too for posting!

 

@dave,

to form steel with my bare hands-

would be one of my darest dreams...

but until this will be reality I´m the ol´guy in the family with permanently black hands...sort of addict of dremeling, filing and sanding the whole day long... :wacko:

 

gerhard

My Webpage

 

ceterum censeo ferrum esse cudendum!

gerhard a.d. 2007

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...