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Broken Back Long Seax inspired War Knife WIP

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"Finitiob" was coined by Joël Mercier a couple years ago.  He swears it was a typo involving his French/English keyboard skills, but it has come to mean extreme skill in hand finishing.

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I appreciate the feedback guys though I am not sure I understand all of it haha :lol:

 

Well it is pretty much finished. Just have to take some good pics 

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Well here it is all done, I am happy with how this turned out in the end esp since it is my first sheath of this type and also my first go at leather tooling (thanks Josh).

 

I have a confession....I had become a bit stale and board with making knives and I feel this has lit a fire again and inspired me to delve into the artist within me.

 

I am really looking forward to my next project which will be a sheath for my pattern welded broken back seax.

 

I also got some 90cm lengths of 15n20 and 1075 so this year I hope to get creative with my blades too.

 

Thank you to all who have come along for the ride and for those who have posted invaluable info throughout this forum esp in history.

 

Anyhow it is Friday night in Australia and I am about to crack a beer and light the BBQ.

 

looking forward to any feedback etc.

 

Oh...one more thing. I would appreciate any info/suggestions on your preferred suspension for this type of sheath as it might very well see active service on my bow hunts.

 

 

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What a great piece of work there Rob. This has been a wonderful WIP to follow along, watching your journey through the completion. I also learned a lot from watching this and seeing how you progressed through the different parts. I hope Alan pins this thread.

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For the suspension, I think you will need one or two more of those copper rings. I have seen these long scabbards done 2 ways, The first ties all thee rings to a single loop and the other ties the top two  and leaves a third ring to a separate loop

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Rob, that one is awesome!! whoot_whoot.jpg Knocked out of the park!!

 

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Very cool! Great WIP. I agree that this should be pinned :D

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Yeah, it could use a pin. B)

 

I'm waiting on the pattern-welded one, myself...

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I've found a baldric over-the-shoulder carry rig works well for these big seaxes.

 

Excellent work sir.

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Thanks guys and thanks Alan for the pin. It is a great honour.

2 hours ago, GEzell said:

I've found a baldric over-the-shoulder carry rig works well for these big seaxes.

 

Excellent work sir.

Thanks George,  I have done that with some hawks in the past and agree it would suit. I have made a leather back quiver and was thinking I could ad 3 straps with toggles from the shoulder strap on that too. Would be easy to take on and off when hunting and not get in the way.

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1 minute ago, Rob Toneguzzo said:

Thanks guys and thanks Alan for the pin. It is a great honour.

Thanks George,  I have done that with some hawks in the past and agree it would suit. I have made a leather back quiver and was thinking I could ad 3 straps with toggles from the shoulder strap on that too. Would be easy to take on and off when hunting and not get in the way.

I'd like to see how that works. Both for the quiver and for this Seax.

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This turned out really great! I like the raven theme that pops up throughout.

I never get enouugh of seeing seaxes.

 

For the suspension, I believe that these birka style sheaths come together in another ring which is attached on a belt and carried at your side like a sword.

But for hunting hanging it horizontal on your back might be more comfortable and less likely to get hung up.

I did some reenactment and found out you can carry quite a big knife in the small of your back without it getting in the way.

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Rob this is absolutely awesome and a fantastic demonstration of artistry and skill. I can feel the itch for another seax beginning.

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