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Scott Roush
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Aug, 2017 4:38 am    Post subject: Dirks, sgians, Hobbits, Seax         Reply with quote

Hi folks... It's been awhile since I've posted but here is an update on my work. I've continued my interest in Scottish weapons while also getting back into my roots of historical-fantasy artsy stuff. Not to mention axes and seaxs.

The first is this sgian achlais 'armpit knife'. While not a replica, it is more a composite of some originals.



And here is a smaller brother to this:



Both of these have sold.

And here is my latest dirk... one of the earlier transitional styles from the mid-17th century:



This one is available (please see link at end of post).

Here is a 'Hobbit's Walking knife'. A while back I started doing some Viking/Anglo-Saxon inspired knives with a hobbit theme. Here is the latest. This one has some particularly ancient and beautiful bog oak from the UK that was gifted to me. These knives typically feature a carved 'netsuke' that serves as a stopper to hold in a belt... a very convenient method for knife carry.





This one is also available.

Lastly: I got my inspiration to make this Anglo-Saxon langseax from the novel Hild by Nicola Griffith. The novel is about the life of St. Hilda of Whitby, a central figure in 7th century Britain. At one point, as a young seer, she was gifted a very long, two handed 'slaughter seax'. So I decided to make what I think this long knife was. Her seax had a black grip so mine isn't a copy of hers. Mine is based on the Hurbuck style of seax and has a bird's eye maple grip and ancient fossil mammoth bone/brass bolster. The blade was forged from pure 19th century wrought iron so it shows a grain pattern which would have been much like an original. The total length is 25" and the blade is 16". The blade tapers from 3/16" at the grip/blade junction and then widens as it approaches the break in shape on the spine.. and then tapers again. This geometry was characteristic of the Anglo-Saxon 'broken back seax.

This seax is being sent to Kyle Jameson of Jameson Leather Works to make a historically accurate sheath. It will be available when that work is complete.



To have a look at my available work (there are also some smaller seaxs, an axe, Castillon dagger, etc) please visit here:

http://www.bigrockforge.com/category/available/

Thank you and I'm looking forward to comments.

http://www.bigrockforge.com
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Tue 22 Aug, 2017 5:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That dirk is absolutely fabulous in my book. That's a fightin' man's weapon if I've ever seen one. GOOD JOB! Big Grin ....McM
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Scott Roush
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Aug, 2017 6:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Mark. It is definitely a practical weapon.
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