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Dave Stephens

Viking-ish Long Sax-ish Multi bar blade

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I'm on day 27 of not leaving my property. Thank god I've got a blade project to putter with. 

 

Here is a blade I just finished grinding/etching. I started it up in Alaska last Summer and mailed it down to FL for the post heat treat work. 

 

Standard 1095/15n20 mix. Twisted crushed W's make up the alternating bars under the fuller. Edge bar is a san-mai type w/ a 1000 layer core and 200 layer wrapping. Some highlight stripes between the bars. 

 

More when the fittings and grip are applied. I'm not going to rush, however. It's the only blade I have to work on, so once it's done I'm stuck w/ just mowing the lawn and pushups for entertainment. 

 

OAL is around 16" 

 

Anyone recognize this blade shape? It may seem familiar. 

 

Grins,

 

Dave

 

 

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Reminds me of that single edged viking sword you and Petr did a while ago. 

 

Pretty cool! Best of luck staying sane! 

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Nailed it, Zeb. Yes, this is a 16" nearly precise copy of that blade profile. 

 

Thanks man. Stay safe.

 

Dave

 

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2 hours ago, Dave Stephens said:

It's the only blade I have to work on, so once it's done I'm stuck w/ just mowing the lawn and pushups for entertainment. 

Sounds like you are in need of a collaboration.  Someone needs to send you a blade for you to do fittings on.  

Then again, when this blade is done you could do a bunch of practice cutting with it!  

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That is absolutely  gorgeous !

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Mind blowing!!!!! Beautiful blade. 

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Not bad, Not bad  !!......................................;):D

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Wow wee. The fuller is reminiscent of Picasso’s Starry Night just wilder. I love it.

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Wow, what Charles said about the fuller.  Stunning...

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2 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

Wow, what Charles said about the fuller.  Stunning...

Yeah, except Starry Night is Van Gogh. ;)

Pretty darned awesome, Dave! 

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1 hour ago, Alan Longmire said:

Yeah, except Starry Night is Van Gogh. ;)

:P

 

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14 hours ago, Alan Longmire said:

Yeah, except Starry Night is Van Gogh. ;)

Pretty darned awesome, Dave! 


D’oh. Thanks Alan :D

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Dave - what a great way to make sure you work slowly. Only have one, total. That blade looks great, though. There is a lot happening. nice welding.

kc

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Just saw this. Yeah buddy, that's a smokin' blade there. Hope you aren't 57 days stuck at the property by now......unless that means there's more to show! :P

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A sad day. I finished this . . . no project to work on in quarantine now.

 

So, the hell with this: I'm driving to Alaska. I start tomorrow. I just bought a 5th wheel camper and got diesel truck to tow her. Should take me 12 days. Wish me luck crossing the US/Canada border. They have closed it, but rumor has it they are letting Alaskan's through if they can prove they are residents. I'll post some photos.

 

The handle on this one is copper, African Blackwood, moose antler, and more copper. Hope you guys like it.

 

Dave

 

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That a beauty Dave.  Have fun on your trip!

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Here I though I was going to be the first to comment, then Alex beats me to it  by two minutes :D.

 

WOW! Just WOW!

 

Dave, you are one of the people on this forum that inspire. You show what can be done with the right skill set (and tools!). Gives us who are just starting something to shoot for.

 

Stay safe on your trip. That's a long haul.

 

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Wow, that one takes the breath away.  Top notch.

 

Have an enjoyable and safe trip.  You are welcome in west central Indiana if you can't get where you're going.

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If you end up traveling through Spokane on your way up to Alaska, I know a place or 2 you can use for a pit stop, including my place.  There is beer in the fridge, and you can leave that blade B).  

 

Seriously, nice work (as always).  

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That’s wonderful, really love what you did with the handle really does the blade justice. I especially like the copper fittings. 

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Sweet! 
best luck with customs, maybe don’t bring that big knife? 

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colour me wowed with that one. Love every aspect of it and there is a lot to study on.

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