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"Odal" - Heritage - Custom san-mai Hunter


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Alright, so... better late than never...

 

Let me present "Odal" - the Heritage knife.

 

Details on the blade can be found in my previous post HERE.

 

Handle is in walnut, supplied by customer - treated with oil - also provided by customer (he makes his own).

I decided to attempt to further develop both my drawing skill as well as engraving - so I sketched up a Urnes inspired dragon on my pad and put one on each side of the bolster.

The back cap (or whatever it is called) on the handle is in the same steel as the blade. I've also done some inlay on this one, with a border of brass and a Odal rune in copper.

 

Blade length is 10cm, while handle length is 12,5 cm. One of the shorter knives I've made, but the customer insisted on a blade this short...

 

Anyhow, enough text... here's some pics. Hardness at edge is around 58 HRC.

 

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Alright, so .. that's pretty much it folks!

 

Wish you all a wonderful week! :)

 

Sincerely, Alveprins.

 

 

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Alveprins, I say it every time you post a picture of a knife you've made, but I love it.  It's absolutely fabulous.  I love everything about your knives and have a copy picture kept in a folder of every one I see.  Thanks for showing your work. 

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On 1/10/2021 at 9:36 PM, Alan Longmire said:

You've come a long way with that engraving!  Really nice work. 

 

On 1/10/2021 at 11:06 PM, Alex Middleton said:

All I can say is WOW!

That's a beautiful knife!

 

On 1/10/2021 at 11:14 PM, Chris Christenberry said:

Alveprins, I say it every time you post a picture of a knife you've made, but I love it.  It's absolutely fabulous.  I love everything about your knives and have a copy picture kept in a folder of every one I see.  Thanks for showing your work. 

 

Thank all of you for your kind words. Honestly I'd gone a bit different way if it was entirely up to me, but the customer had a budget (which I blew, as usual) and requests which I had to follow.. so.. :)

 

I had a look at your work Chris, and I must say I am quite impressed! That is some top notch furniture! Would fit right in at the White House. :)

 

 

Anyhow - I made a short video of the knife to showcase what it looks like under natural lighting conditions:

 

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"I had a look at your work Chris, and I must say I am quite impressed! That is some top notch furniture! Would fit right in at the White House. :)"

 

Thanks for the "flowers" Alprins.

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11 hours ago, Chris Christenberry said:

"I had a look at your work Chris, and I must say I am quite impressed! That is some top notch furniture! Would fit right in at the White House. :)"

 

Thanks for the "flowers" Alprins.

 

I'm serious though. :)

 

I saw this picture in the newspaper the other day, after the storming of the senate by some... not sure what to call'em? Anyhow, the first thing I noticed was the drawer in Nancy Pelosi's office (bottom left corner):

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I thought, damn... that is a nice drawer! I like the swooping curve, and the top seems to be some kind of burl? I don't know much about furniture, but I do know quality when I see it. :) Your stuff brought my thoughts straight back to this kind of environment. 

 

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Serpentine drawer fronts are hard to make, Alveprins.  Done "classically", the drawers on Chippendale furniture are cut from one piece of wood and then have a veneer applied to the front.  Craftsmen of today are more likely to stack thinner pieces together and glue them in a fixture with clamps..........and then veneered.  In the modern factory, they are steam bent in a heavy press and then veneered.  Classical furniture in that style is typically made from Mahogany wood.

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