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This is my attempt to make a reconstruction of the Mammen axe.

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The body of the axe is made from mild steel, with welded blade of 0,65% carbon steel

 

The workpiece

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Еngraving and inlaying of side with "bird" ornamentation

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Inlaying of other side

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In compare with drawing of authentic axe

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Edited by Igor Grebenkin
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Bravo! I'm not familiar with the original, but I am impressed with what you have made!

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That my friend is the mutts nuts, as we say over this side of the pond. The axe head is beautiful enough, but the inlay work takes it to another level.

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Gorgeous!

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Really impresive inlaying skill! Looks like the same thousand years ago!

Can you show the chisels and other tools you used?

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Superlative work. I can't even imagine the level of skill needed to pull that one off.

 

Doug

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Absolutely phenomenal reproduction. Bet the original smith would have trouble telling them apart (without the aging of the original of course).

 

An inspiration!

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that just blows me away. I don't know how to top that. what a great piece of smithing and inlay.

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Man that's beautiful. Nice work!

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Wow absolutely beautiful. I also would love to see some of the tools you used the create the inlay

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That is one of those artifacts that needed to be reproduced, and you have done an exceptional job of it. I too would love to see the inlay tools you used.

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Masterful job! You've done some beautiful work there!

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Holy crap, that looks amazing!

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Beautiful! Haha, it's too pretty to bury into a stump isn't it!

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That is so sweet! Super work Igor!

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Fantastic..what great amazing work...groovy stuff.

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I agree, I don't remember the top of this thread too well, it is early. But, please show us the tools you used to cut the channels, undercut, and also to set the wire. Please.

 

Don't worry, I don't think I could copy that work if you held my hands and gave me your tools and made my hands move for me.

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Top shelf! That is a masterful reproduction, a true work of art. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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That is just... wow! Great job. What an inspiring piece.

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