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Igor Grebenkin

Viking age swords type V with inlaid hilts

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Thanks,

What is the bottom tool and how is the wire being captured in the trough.

Usually inlay is a dovetailed hole or a hole with raised barbs to capture the material.

How is this wire being held in?

This tool is used only for making lines with the same distance. Then these lines are dovetailed by engraver.

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Could You share you knowledge how to use those tools? As I tried inlaying, but at most simple patterns. I'm ocassionally exercising, but it's far form your level.

 

How exactly you use the tool for lines with the same distance? Does it have two parallel blades? Is it like a saw or just knives that you hit with hammer? And how you dovetail such tiny groves?

Many questions, but I just can't imagine how you get such precise inlay.

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