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hi all,

 

after a long break I`d like to show you another knife,

I built it last winter.

 

steel: W1

guard: steel and bronce

seacow-rib

 

length: 35cm

blade only: 21cm

thickness: 5,0-1,5mm

 

thanks for looking!

gerhard

 

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ceterum censeo ferrum esse cudendum!

gerhard a.d. 2007

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What can I say... Simply magnificent. :lol:

I particularily like the curve of the blade and the activity in the hamon.

 

Edit: I can't help but wonder though... how a highly polished black ebony handle would look on that thing. ;)

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Looks like it came from a nightmare, it also looks like it was a nightmare to make! How in the world is the copper secured to the handle? I love those accents, especially the skull.

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I always get excited when I see you have posted a new knife Gerhard. That old rib bone with the textured copper is just magnificent. Your knives inspire me

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glad your break is over Garhart !!...........missed your creations and this one yet another superb display of amazing craftsmanship , thanks for posting

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good to hear from you again. I love the hamon and steel, as usual. The balance shot was cool, too. Excellent carving, as always.

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Very nice! I was drooling more and more as each picture crept further back on the knife. I admired the metal sculpting more and more with each pic. Then, wham! My jaw hit the floor when the pommel came into view.

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Stunning, as always.

 

Geoff

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I said that.

 

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So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.

 

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Over the top, once again! The knife looks amazing.

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Always a treat to see your work, Gerhardt! Fantastic as usual.

 

+1 on this.

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Nice to make your acquaintance Gerhard.

Fabulous knife. I thought the balance pic was particularly cool. I bet this knife is unbelievably fast in the hand. The materials choices are perfect. The color coordination between the bronze and the sea cow rib came out great and the carving makes me envious.

Thanks for showing.

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I really can't add anything that hasn't already been said, but I'm in awe at the detail work on this one!

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thank you all for your kind posts,

I`m glad you like nightmares too...

 

@welsey alberson,

the bronzeparts at the front and rear of the handle are built from two siver-soldered halfes, then fitted to the bone.

 

@alveprins,

yep, ebony is one of my first-choice gripmaterial,

but then I found that dirty old bone and knew what to do.

 

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gerhard

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ceterum censeo ferrum esse cudendum!

gerhard a.d. 2007

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@gerald boggs,

I use nothing special for my pics:

an old digi: Canon Powershot S5 IS, F/8 +matching time,

tripod,

2 external lights like these: http://www.amazon.de/Fotostudio-Studioleuchte-Studiolampe-H%C3%B6hestellbare-Lampenstativ/dp/B00WO4M0OY/ref=sr_1_11?s=ce-de&ie=UTF8&qid=1459770052&sr=1-11&keywords=fotolampe.

my software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

 

@jonathan sibley,

yep, I found it!

not so strange to find things like that in a knifemaker-shop...

 

gerhard

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ceterum censeo ferrum esse cudendum!

gerhard a.d. 2007

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