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Michal Plezia
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun, 2014 1:41 am    Post subject: 15th century messer by Elchon's Workshop         Reply with quote

Hello again.

I want to share with you my latest project.
It's a messer inspired by 15th century finds.
The overall lenght is circa 61,4 cm, weight 0,6 kg. It's made from very tough nz3 tool steel (it is sometimes used for jack hammer chisels). The handle is water buffalo horn.
The blade was made by grinding, but I used some hot forging for the crossguard, nagel and pommel.

Some work-in-progress pics:



A short movie : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXAuLtV4xKM






Than I've decided to change the simple nagel for the more interesting st. Jacob's shell Happy






This picture clearly shows the size of the messer. Happy




And finally the messer is finished. Here are some pics. After taking pictures I decided to round the upper corners of the pommel a bit for more comfortable grip. Anyway the difference is very slight, so the pictures are true to the current state in 99,9% Wink. I'll take new pictures when I finish the scabbard.














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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jun, 2014 10:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

a nice one! I really like those clean and simple lines. Just a technical question: in the first picture I see three holes in the tang. Then, the finished messer has 3 rivets plus nagel - did you drill the hole for the nagel after the final assembly?
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Michal Plezia
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2014 7:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Radovan - I drilled it before assembling scales. This part of the tang wasn't tempered as much as a blade, so it was quite soft. It could be drilled using the special drill with cemented carbid tip. Happy The reason why I did it at this stage is because I wanted a close fit of the nagel to the cross guard.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michal:
Simply splendid. Elegant in design, but obviously quite functional.
Excellent work, sir.

Regards, Jon


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Jimmy Reinstatler




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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2014 4:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks awesome. Someday, when I have the extra money I may have to hit you up to make me something similar.
For love and honor.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is very nice.

Well done and congratulations.

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Robert Rootslane




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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jun, 2014 3:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A most avesome knife!

May i ask how thick is its spine?
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Michal Plezia
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jun, 2014 12:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I'm glad you like it.

Robert Rootslane wrote:
A most avesome knife!

May i ask how thick is its spine?


It is circa 4,6 mm at the guard, but it has some distal taper.

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Michal Plezia
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Nov, 2014 7:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I had some time to finish the scabbard. It is made of wooden core and tooled calf leather. The piece is finally finished and complete Happy








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Maciej K.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Nov, 2014 10:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Michal Happy
excellent work.... work of Art.

best wishes

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