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First blade with brass inlay


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Alright, so I've been messing around with my Lindsay Airgraver, experimenting allot with brass and copper inlay etc. - and finally I've had an opportunity to put my newly developed skills to the test.

I had a customer who wanted something special for himself, and asked me to whip something up for him.

Well, lo and behold - here it is. A 10cm blade in san-mai lamination with sawblade steel for the core, and folded and twisted damascus from railroad steel, mixed with farriers rasps and 15n20 steel.

Blade Completed.jpg

 

I added a video as well - as a still picture simply doesn't give the blade justice:

 

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I think you have well and truly exceeded the "something special" that was in the requirments for this blade. 

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You have a ton of work in this excellent piece of work.

I admire your detail and patience as in all your work :).

Gary LT

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Thanks all! :)

 

I just received feedback from the customer, and he is more than impressed with the outcome. Now I have to top it off with a striking handle, and a sheath that does not put the rest to shame.. haha! :lol:

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On 12/14/2020 at 1:17 AM, Alveprins said:

Thanks all! :)

 

... Now I have to top it off with a striking handle, and a sheath that does not put the rest to shame.. haha! :lol:

I don't think you will have any difficulties there!  Your handles are always very striking.  I can see the rune work you often have along the edge of the handle filled with gold on this one ;) 

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13 hours ago, Brian Dougherty said:

I don't think you will have any difficulties there!  Your handles are always very striking.  I can see the rune work you often have along the edge of the handle filled with gold on this one ;) 

Haha! Thank you.. :) However, I think I will put one single rune on this one. The customer provided me with two gold rings he wants me to melt, and use as a part of the knife.

I am currently considering making a "badge" of damasc steel, with some inlay borders and one singel "Odal" rune in the middle, filled with his gold.

The front bolster will be made from mono-steel, with some inlay. I will do my best to blacken it. I want to try a Japanese method I saw on YouTube once, involving boiling the piece in very strong tea. I fear however - it might work better with iron than steel.

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