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PostPosted: Sat 18 Feb, 2006 7:39 pm    Post subject: New Dagger         Reply with quote

Hi all,


I just finished this piece up.
Its 17.25" long with an 11.25" blade.
5160 differentially etched
Leather grip over a stabilized wood core.

I named it Kronos because that is what the voices in my head told me. So who am i to argue. WTF?!
The fittings are hand carved, filed and finished from w1 round bar. Hope you like it.

Regards,

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Feb, 2006 8:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

HOLY CRAP!!!! That's awesome!!
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Feb, 2006 8:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awesome etch!!
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Feb, 2006 9:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, John. While I definately lean towards the historical side of things, that is just plain cool!
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 3:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

After that WH40K Chaos knife a while back, you know what this looks like to me?

An Eldar dagger.

And a beautiful one, at that.

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 6:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mikko Kuusirati wrote:
After that WH40K Chaos knife a while back, you know what this looks like to me?

An Eldar dagger.

And a beautiful one, at that.


A Dark Eldar dagger even. Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 6:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very impressive and attractive work, John.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 8:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joachim Nilsson wrote:
A Dark Eldar dagger even. Happy

Nah... not enough Spikey Bitz. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 8:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mikko Kuusirati wrote:
Joachim Nilsson wrote:
A Dark Eldar dagger even. Happy

Nah... not enough Spikey Bitz. Big Grin


Perhaps not. But the pattern on the blade is very evokative of something a Dark Eldar would put on his blade.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 8:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joachim Nilsson wrote:
Perhaps not. But the pattern on the blade is very evokative of something a Dark Eldar would put on his blade.

S'true. I think le mot juste might be "wicked".

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 9:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very impressive and attractive: I like the whole package but I do have questions about how the pattern on the blade was achieved. If I was more knowledgeable about how different patterns are created through forging the means to this great result might be obvious to me: So pardon if I am asking what might be obvious to a blade smith.
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 12:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mikko Kuusirati wrote:
After that WH40K Chaos knife a while back, you know what this looks like to me?

An Eldar dagger.

And a beautiful one, at that.


Sure does!

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Feb, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eldar? Mayby Dark Elf! What a pity that there were no such daggers in 15 cent...and I can't use it for reenacting Sad
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Michal Plezia wrote:
Eldar? Mayby Dark Elf! What a pity that there were no such daggers in 15 cent...and I can't use it for reenacting Sad

Sure you can. Just go to a "fan con" instead of a "ren fair". Razz

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Michal Plezia wrote:
Eldar? Mayby Dark Elf! What a pity that there were no such daggers in 15 cent...and I can't use it for reenacting Sad


Hence my Dark Eldar comment -The 40k equalient of WHF's dark elves. Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Feb, 2006 7:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the compliments, i am very happy that you all like it.
When designing this one it did'nt occur to me that it resembled a dark elf, dark eldar / eldar blade Big Grin. It is very cool that it does though now that you mention it.

Jean that pattern was achieved by using a resist that i painted on with a very tiny brush, then deeply etched in ferric chloride.

Regards,

John
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Feb, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice work John. The etch is very cool!
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PostPosted: Mon 22 May, 2006 2:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

Just thought i would update this thread with the scabbard and frog for Kronos. Hope you like it.



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PostPosted: Mon 22 May, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

DAMN, you stabbed that frog with the scabbard on the blade! Simply Awesome!!!!!! Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Mon 22 May, 2006 4:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, that piece is nothing short of amazing. An awe inspiring work, thanks for sharing.

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