Jump to content

Nijmegen Sax


jake cleland
 Share

Recommended Posts

Started work on a piece inspired by the Nijmegen Sax. Forged it in December, heat treated on Christmas day, and finish ground it today.

 

nij 2 wip 9.jpg

 

nij 2 wip 10.jpg

 

nij 2 wip 11.jpg

 

nigmejen seax.jpg

 

13" blade, 30mm wide at the forte, about 7mm thick, wrought Iron over 1095. Will get mounted inbog oak and wrought. Anyone have any Ideas for some carving? I'm not very au-fait with the period or region...

Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

www.knifemaker.co.uk

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

 

Albert Einstein

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's a beauty, I like the subtle curves on that.

Edited by Howie
Link to comment
Share on other sites

that is going to be great.

On the original, are the bolster/ears/things forge wedled on?

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 comment
Share on other sites

Hey, I'm also making a sax inspired by this one! I used artifacts from the Staffordshire Hoard along with some advice from David DelaGardelle to design the ornamentation. There's some pics of mine over in this thread www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=34379#entry336633

“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 comment
Share on other sites

Me too, though mine has been pretty much static the last 6 years. Though during that time I learned a lot more by studying the original. I still need to make up my mind about how to fill in the missing bits of decoration on the blade. But at some point I'll just start carving. The dimensions of mine are off, so I will need to make an improved one after it anyway.

Jeroen Zuiderwijk

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/barbarianmetalworking

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

started on the handle - bog oak and wrought iron:

 

nij 2 wip 14.jpg

  • Like 2

Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

www.knifemaker.co.uk

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

 

Albert Einstein

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 years later...

after 2 1/2 years I'm back working on this one today...

nijmegen 1.jpg

nijmegen 2.jpg

  • Like 2

Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

www.knifemaker.co.uk

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

 

Albert Einstein

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd venture to say it looks better than it did 2-1/2 years ago too!

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

Link to comment
Share on other sites

carving concept sketch:

nijmegen 3.jpg

Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

www.knifemaker.co.uk

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

 

Albert Einstein

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 6 months later...

Been working on the carving for this on for the past couple of days, and got the first side pretty much done:

 

nijmegen 5.jpg

  • Like 3

Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

www.knifemaker.co.uk

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

 

Albert Einstein

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This looks great. I really like following all the work done by you talented smiths that recreate historical works. 

 

Thanks for sharing. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Glad to see this back on the radar. 

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very nice carving and I like the blade too.

"Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes" - Tom HALL - Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon wine.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/30/2020 at 9:28 PM, Doug Lester said:

Is that a stylized wolf or a dragon?  Fantastic whatever it is.

 

Doug

I've been thinking of it as a wolf, but it's hard to say for sure with this style of knot, so maybe it's better to just use the generic term 'beast'...

 

Anyway, that's the carving pretty much done and the fittings etched:

 

nijmegen 6.jpg

nijmegen 8.jpg

nijmegen 7.jpg

nijmegen 9.jpg

 

  • Like 4

Jake Cleland - Skye Knives

www.knifemaker.co.uk

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

 

Albert Einstein

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another cool one  !!................................B)

If ya can't be good don't git caught  !!                                        People who say stuff can't be done need to

                                                                                                        git the hell outta the way of people who do stuff   !!!

Show me a man who is called an expert by his peers         

And I will show you a good man to listen to ......

Show me a man who calls himself an expert

and I will show you an egotistical asshole...............!!

 

                             

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Alan Longmire said:

You never fail to impress the heck out of me, Jake!

Jake is a source of both inspiration and envy.........:o

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

http://www.dosgatosdesignsllc.com/#!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

J.States Bladesmith | Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/dos.gatos.71

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JStatesBladesmith

Link to comment
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
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...