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Veðrfölnir, the "Storm Pale"


Alveprins

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Let me present Veðrfölnir - named after the hawk with the same name, which sits atop Yggdrasil - the world tree.

Description - blade:
The blade is made from three bars of folded and twisted steel. Two bars are made from railroad steel from the Numedal Railroad here in Numedal, while the bar for the edge is made from Farriers rasps mixed with 15n20 steel.

Hardness at edge: 58 HRC

Description - handle:
The handle is made from stabilized grey Maple, Holly, Brass, white vulcanized fiber as well as mammoth ivory which is between 10 000 - 30 000 years old. The handle is engraved with Elder Futhark runes, written in English. The text reads:

"Better to die with Honor, than live with Shame" followed by owners name and surname initial. The engravings has been filled in with ashes.

Description - sheath:
The sheath is in vegetable tanned leather with certain engravings, stitched using grey tiger thread and saddle makers stitches. Stained in antique black leather stain and treated with antique leather fat.

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Any comments, input, critique and suggestions are as always - very welcome. :)

Sincerely, Alveprins.

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I never use the term "awesome" but I think I will make an exception,

 

"Awesome!!!"

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Very nice indeed!

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Lovely work. How did you do the grooves on the handle-slabs? They look very smooth.

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"The way we win matters" (Ender Wiggins) Orson Scott Card

 

Nos qui libertate donati nescimus quid constat

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7 hours ago, Charles du Preez said:

Lovely work. How did you do the grooves on the handle-slabs? They look very smooth.

Thanks man!

I did them with files, and of course very fine grit sanding paper wrapped around the files.

2 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Looking good!  That one has a really crisp transition to the edge bar.  I'd say you have mastered that air hammer...

Thanks! Yeah, I'm getting increasingly skilled with the air hammer. :) Shaping the curve etc. I do by hand though - obviously. My air hammer is not exactly a tool for accuracy... :lol:

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Exceptional is about all I can say.  Anything else is just superlative.

If you go back to the same bar the edge is forged from at the ricasso you will get a better idea of the hardness of the edge which can also be thrown off by the fact that you are measuring the hardness of two steels.  Then again, if the rasps were of a shallow hardening steel, the ricasso probably won't tell you how hard the edge of the blade is.

Doug

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HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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On 6/20/2018 at 9:08 AM, Doug Lester said:

Exceptional is about all I can say.  Anything else is just superlative.

If you go back to the same bar the edge is forged from at the ricasso you will get a better idea of the hardness of the edge which can also be thrown off by the fact that you are measuring the hardness of two steels.  Then again, if the rasps were of a shallow hardening steel, the ricasso probably won't tell you how hard the edge of the blade is.

Doug

Yeah, it is a bit tricky with twists like this... :)

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