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Lukas MG
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Feb, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Messer 2.0         Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Next attempt at a Messer... as you may recall, my last one developed a severe forward curve during heat treatment. On this one I left the front edge thicker, hopefully that does the job. If not, I will have to counter-bend the next one. If this one curves forward, I'll probably hilt is a Messer just the same, there are historical examples of exactly that. But I'm definitively hoping it'll stay straight!

The guard was a major pain to make, the tapering slot had me cursing more than once. Soooo much hand-filing... The Nagel on the other hand was quickly and easily made. Not sure yet if I will fire-blacken the fittings or not.

This Messer was designed in cooperation with Oskar ter Mors, a real Messer-enthusiast Wink We're trying to make this the "ideal" sharp Messer for most historical sources.

Hope you like it...




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Feb, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The blade looks excellent, but that guard and nagel looks like they took a hell of a lot of effort on your part. Bravo, Sir...Bravo. Wink ....McM
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Feb, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks really fantastic! The shaping of the blade in particular stands out.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Feb, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Really look forward to seeing this one in all its glory. Have you decided on the scales, yet?
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Feb, 2018 2:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, this looks more than promising.
Very nice proportions.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Feb, 2018 6:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, I'm gald you like where this is going.

As for the scales, I haven't decided on which wood to use. I have, however, decided to pre-curve the blade after all. Talked to some makers with more experience in doing long single-edged blades and I reckon pre-curving is the way to go.

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Feb, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Perhaps you should be daring and not use wood at all - what about stag antler. What about stag antler with silver spacers?

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Feb, 2018 8:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Beeching wrote:
Perhaps you should be daring and not use wood at all - what about stag antler. What about stag antler with silver spacers?

Big Grin


I was actually musing on horn with bronze pins, maybe some copper or bronze spacers and copper inlay on a pair of incised lines near each of the terminal ends of the cross. Big Grin Cool

Not sure it's a very nice thing, though, to do such musing about another man's project. Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Feb, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm actually not a big fan of stag antler. Also, it is very hard to get any of usable size these days.

I have some nice yew, apple and pear wood. Together with brass tubes for pins, any of these woods will make for a great looking handle. Just need to decide which one Wink

Btw, I don't at all mind your musings!

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