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Ben Potter
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PostPosted: Fri 29 May, 2009 11:21 pm    Post subject: Fjordbeam Staff         Reply with quote

I justs finished this one yesterday.
(click the picture for more pictures and the specs.)



Let me know what you think,

-Ben

Ben Potter Bladesmith

It's not that I would trade my lot
For any other man's,
Nor that I will be ashamed
Of my work torn hands-

For I have chosen the path I tread
Knowing it would be steep,
And I will take the joys thereof
And the consequences reap.
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Ben van Koert




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PostPosted: Sat 30 May, 2009 3:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's an absolute beauty! I like it very much!
Peter's a lucky guy!
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PostPosted: Sat 30 May, 2009 5:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fine work there; your staves are never uninteresting.

M.

This space for rent or lease.
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sat 30 May, 2009 8:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like how his beard is part of the grain of the wood
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Peter Cowan




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PostPosted: Sat 30 May, 2009 11:16 am    Post subject: fjordbeam staff         Reply with quote

After seeing Ben's first staff, I contacted him to make one with a Norse theme and within a day he had come up with some drawings. This is what came out of that. Needless to say I am thrilled by Ben"s creation and will be using the staff in a couple of weeks. The making of this project was incredibly fast ( about three weeks) and Ben was terrific to deal with.
If anybody needs a knife or staff I highly recommend Ben.
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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject: Re: fjordbeam staff         Reply with quote

Peter Cowan wrote:
After seeing Ben's first staff, I contacted him to make one with a Norse theme and within a day he had come up with some drawings. This is what came out of that. Needless to say I am thrilled by Ben"s creation and will be using the staff in a couple of weeks. The making of this project was incredibly fast ( about three weeks) and Ben was terrific to deal with.
If anybody needs a knife or staff I highly recommend Ben.


Seconded. Ben is absolutely fantastic to work with!

TRITONWORKS Custom Scabbards
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Gabriele A. Pini




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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wondrous!
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Blaz Berlec




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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jun, 2009 3:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks great! I like the carving of the face.

Next time, it would be perhaps better to carve the runes instead of burning them, and maybe not make them that "computer font" straight and neatly divided into words. Big Grin I know it's more readable that way, but I think it would look better if you would catch the feel of the runic inscriptions from archaeological finds - like these runic inscriptions from Bergen, found on small disposable sticks:

http://www.nb.no/baser/runer/ribwww/english/runeindex.html

http://www.nb.no/baser/runer/runebilder/b011b.jpg

http://www.nb.no/baser/runer/runebilder/b028.jpg

http://www.nb.no/baser/runer/runebilder/b035.jpg

http://www.nb.no/baser/runer/runebilder/b066x.jpg

And then you have to paint them. Red. You know with what. Razz


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