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So, it is said that in order to make progress one must get out of one's comfort zone... so - I started a little project. About 75 hours into it atm. Still lots to do. Still need to complete background removal, then do the shading of the scrolls and leaves... And the do it all again on the other side... :rolleyes:

 

And then there is the guard, handle, sheath... yeah.... :lol: ... The road is long and perilous. Already made a few mistakes. ;)

 

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Alright, that's it for now.. Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I know where I will be... bent over my microscope cutting steel... :lol:

 

Sincerely,

Alveprins.

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that is awesome. it is also about where I am in my own progress. I have some engraving to do in the near future. I am making a Chinese idiom so there is not any background removal, but still similar. great stuff.

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Very cool. Even with some understanding of the art, most of us don't always fully appreciate just how much effort has _really_ gone into a beautiful piece when it's all finished. It's great to see it at this stage and get a sense of how daunting this would be for us mere mortals to even contemplate, let alone do. Thank you for sharing your progress. 

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Well I've watched some Kyle Royer and Alec Steel videos on the subject, and I think knife making is already unhealthy enough, I can't sit days/weeks/months hunched over a microscope, I'd break!

Sure an thankful some out there have the patience, I very much enjoy drooling over the fruits of your labour.

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Hi guys,

 

I haven't really lifted much of a finger on this project for several months, but I finally found the motivation to continue yesterday. :rolleyes:

 

Anyhow, I finished shading the engravings and did a inlay of a small 0,03ct diamond down in the corner of the ricasso of the blade.

 

My shading and cross hatching needs some serious work though, but this will have to do for this project. I will have to watch through Sam Alfano's advanced shading master class video a couple of times over.

 

This is only one side of the blade though, and I will do an identical mirrored engraving on the other side.

 

The material engraved is 15n20. The core steel is... 15n20 and tool steel of some sort - cant remember off the top of my head... :P

 

Double Edged Knife Engraving side A2.jpg

 

That's it for now... Chiao all! :)

 

Alveprins

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Stop slacking........:P

You are killing it man

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Alright, finally finished the blade in it's entirety after 117,5 hours of work. I love how the two diamonds came out. :D

 

 

Until next time, Chiao! :)

 

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