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Fabrice Cognot
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Apr, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: An Etched Horseman's Hammer         Reply with quote

Hello all

Since it is now finished, and while waiting (and it could take some time) for better photographs, I can't help but presenting here this recently finished piece :

An Etched Horseman's Hammer.

The head is old iron (at least 200 years old, maybe more...) with a steel insert at the beak, that was hardened and self-tempered ; the grip is brass and steel wire over a wooden core.

The haft was filed first to a quadrifoil section, then twisted, and filed some more.

It was decorated by etching, first carefully painting resist with a fine brush, and scratching it off where needed, before being plunged into an acid bath - some parts were etched separately, however the head had to be etched after final assembly, which was...interesting...

Two main inspirations behind this one, both kept in the same case as the flail I posted some days ago, at the Viennese Armouries - overall head shape, twisted haft coming from one, and decoration (and top rivet head) coming from the other (sorry, I don't have the call numbers at hand).

It is 54 cm long, and the head is 13,4 cm, for a total weight of 936 g.

And it is available for sale.

I hope you'll like it.

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Fab





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PostPosted: Mon 14 Apr, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I saw this piece at the weekend and it is magnificent - for any out there who feel they may need a hammer; make this one your hammer. It is special.


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PostPosted: Tue 15 Apr, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Fabrice,

Was etching used on the originals which inspired this reproduction?

I am fairly ignorant of etching being used on historical pieces pre 1700's or so.

Lovely hammer BTW.
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Apr, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've seen and held this hammer at Pontoise too. It is remarkable craftsmanship indeed.
To say that these pictures are understating the piece would be an understatement in itself...Please get some decent shots of your work Fabrice! That's the easy part Happy

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Hi Jeremy


Etching was used on the original (one of them). Etching existed then, actually. I don't have my books at hand, so I can't give you the exact details. But thanks Happy (and thanks Todd and Julien)

Julien : will do, will do....some day :/

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Apr, 2014 4:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fabrice Cognot wrote:
Hi Jeremy


Etching was used on the original (one of them). Etching existed then, actually. I don't have my books at hand, so I can't give you the exact details. But thanks Happy (and thanks Todd and Julien)

Julien : will do, will do....some day :/


Well Fabrice- you have succeeded in creating the first ever etched reproduction that I actually like! And that's something because I normally can't stand etching of any kind.
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PostPosted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As promised : better pics.






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PostPosted: Mon 21 Apr, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is just gorgeous! It's nice to see etching like this on a repro. It's a common feature on originals but not so common in repros. Great work!!!
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PostPosted: Sun 04 May, 2014 2:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

that is a wonderfull piece, are you going to bring something to the forge in? I would love to see your work up close.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 May, 2014 4:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Owen


Thanks Happy

I don't think they'd let me in the Eurostar with this one - nor with anything else, unfortunately.....

But we'll see. Maybe I can fidn a way to have things smuggled to the UK

See you soon.

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PostPosted: Mon 12 May, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Outstanding work, mate. Happy That is a beautiful hammer.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 May, 2014 12:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fabrice Cognot wrote:
I don't think they'd let me in the Eurostar with this one - nor with anything else, unfortunately.....


You can travel with such items, however as a registered luggage, and it will cost you £30 each way (£60 for the all trip)...quiet dissuasive isn't it Happy

http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/travel-informat...3Rvv9KSx1E

Won't be able to come this week end...Enjoy!
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