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Ondrej Borsky
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jul, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: A few new things from my workshop         Reply with quote

Hello! I waned to share some of the latest products from my workshop, and to get your feedback. So, here we go:
A viking utility knife, wrought iron with tool steel for the edge, carved cowhorn, walnut, brass:


Next is a Kiev Rus war knife, with a carved figurre of a saint, for protection. This one os meant for re-eanctment, weight 700g, blade lenght 50cm, blade width: 35at the base, 39 at the belly:





And last but not least, here is a WIP, a buckle to be, blackened, with an attempt of raised silver inlay, this belongs to the Great Moravian area:
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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jul, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: New Work         Reply with quote

Always nice to see your new work. By the way, is that buckle going to have a tongue and other belt fitting with it?

Robert
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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jul, 2014 11:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

LOVE that war knife! Is it based on a historical example?
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Ondrej Borsky
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Aug, 2014 1:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you, gentlemen!
Robert - yep, the buckle is going to have a tongue, plus a strap end executed in the same manner as the buckle. Hopefuly done by the end of the weekend Happy
Tim - it is indeed! A customer send me a page from a book of russian grave finds, so I took the blade shape and from that and sized it to the lenght he wanted. To accent the eastern origin of the weapon, I then added an antler ring with the ring and dot motif, because I have encountered it a lot in easter artifacts. the rest of the handle is 2 wooden halves covered by goat-leather. I also added the antler "pommel" - this is the only piece that is questionable, and, after getting a permission for the customer, I added it because of 2 reasons:
1. it was the customerīs request that the knife should belong to a warrior of christian faith - thatīs why there is the praying figure
2. the butt of a leather-covered handle looks weird when left as it is Big Grin
I know of some viking swords that used antler for the pommel piece, and so I thought it might be historically possible to have something simmilar on a war knife such as this one.
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Aug, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I love it. Such a cool weapon! Would it be possible to post a picture of the original? It's just so cool.
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Aug, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sure, here it is! Number 10
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Aug, 2014 10:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello! Robert, as I promised, here is the strap end. Now the buckle only needs its tongue...

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Aug, 2014 11:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for posting this Ondrej!!! I love the piece. That #9 blade looks pretty cool too. It looks similar to #10 but with some fullering towards the top... That would also be a cool piece!
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