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Owen Bush
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Apr, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Damascus Dane         Reply with quote

I finished this axe before xmas... but the fine finish was bugging me so I cut it off the handle and re cleaned it up and re etched it and I am happy now!

A couple before refinishing....





300 odd layers 15n20 en42.
Forging the damascus simples,
Forging the axe head simples,
grinding the whole thing up to a fine finish ...not so simples.......but it ended up OK!
well I cleaned it up. and deep etched it . I think it looks good now!








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Rob Miller
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr, 2013 1:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Owen,beautiful work as always,that has very graceful lines, love it.
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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr, 2013 4:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

bloomin' brilliant! What wonderful work. Might one ask as to what kind of cost that would be?

Griff
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Paul Mortimer




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A lovely piece. Excellent work.

Paul
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Matthew Harrington




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr, 2013 10:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow Owen very cool! Big Grin
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Larry New




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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Utterly beautiful work, those lines are mesmerizing. Your pic is quite intimidating...lol
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The damascus in itself is very attractive but I think it also makes the already elegant shape of the axe even more apparent than it was before bringing out the pattern: Great looking " Scary " axe, but it stands by itself as a beautiful piece of sculpture and a great piece of art .
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Leo Todeschini
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr, 2013 2:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a lovely, lovely thing and truly a work of love and skill.

Fabulous.

By the way when are you going to start selling posters of that picture in the bowler - I think all smiths should look like that.

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Nate V





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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not a huge fan of damascus in general. but wow, on an axe that is gorgeous! that shape is great as well!
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Julien M




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PostPosted: Fri 26 Apr, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Holy Cow that's magnificent Owen!

Very graceful lines for such a large weapon...the pattern is glorious, almost hypnotic to look at.

You look like you just chopped someone's head on this shot (is that blood on your apron? Happy )

Cheers,

J
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