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Eduardo Fontenla
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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Mammen inspiration axe         Reply with quote

Hello everyone,
This is a Mammen inspiration viking axe. The original axe currently resides in the Copenhagen National Museum in Denmark. The original axe is dated to 970-971 AD.
Our war axe was forged in 4140 steel. The axe has blackened surfaces and chiselled in Urnes Style, a more modern and sophisticated style that the Mammen original, and with the additional of magic symbols of protection of the Norse mythology.
The axe head is mounted on a handle of maple Wood.
Thank you for looking, questions, critic, etc all welcome!
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Ian Hutchison




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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jan, 2016 8:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eduardo, that is really beautiful. Great work, have you considered doing inlay with a similar design? It would be a lot of work but would really 'pop'.
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Eduardo Fontenla
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jan, 2016 4:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ian Hutchison wrote:
Eduardo, that is really beautiful. Great work, have you considered doing inlay with a similar design? It would be a lot of work but would really 'pop'.

Thanks Ian
This would then be an important step forward, but we are also perfecting (little by little) the viking inlay technique. I believe that a short time and we can apply these techniques successfully.

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Scott Kowalski




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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jan, 2016 6:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks really good Eduardo. I agree with Ian that inlay would just make the chisel work stand out even more. For a working ax this is perfect. Congratulations on a really spectacular piece!
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