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Mercer L. Blaire




Location: Ohio
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PostPosted: Sat 28 Sep, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A Couple of my nicer pieces

The Predator, this hunting knife was a gift to my dad for his birthday this year


Fjall Skerandi (Mountain Cleaver) This is a Gigantic 13th Warrior inspired type X war sword i've been working on as an Heirloom blade for my Family.





Jormungandr, a massive 14 inch langseax i recently finished up using moose antler, deer antler, and carved Holly wood.

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Augusto Boer Bront
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Location: Cividale del Friuli (UD) Italy
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Sep, 2013 2:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Spam!
Just because Big Grin . (sorry for the small picture)


XIVth century poleaxe.
Total length: 1,70m
Weight: 2550 grams
Axe-hammer distance: 24cm
Upper spike length: 13cm
Bottom spike length: 17,5cm
Not the best poleaxe around, but it's my first one and I love it =).
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Feel free to browse the album for more pictures.

Armourer-Artist-Blacksmith
www.magisterarmorum.com

Pinterest albums to almost all existing XIVth century armour.
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Raymond Deancona





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PostPosted: Sun 29 Sep, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: small knife         Reply with quote

This is a small belt knife I finished, wanted something early medieval looking. Blade is under 4 inches and inset into the olive wood handle. There is a brass butt cap, and the tang is peened over. Wasn't pleased with the leather, as it was not cured all the way, and as such would not take tooling very well. But as I wanted a "commoner" knife, I think it turned out pretty well.


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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Wed 30 Oct, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A bauernwehr I just finished. 19" OAL, 3/16" 1095 steel. Walnut grips.


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Radovan Geist




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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct, 2013 3:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

P Ullrich wrote:
A bauernwehr I just finished. 19" OAL, 3/16" 1095 steel. Walnut grips.


A nice one! Where did you get your inspiration for the nagel? any concrete historical example?
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Samu Gröndahl




Location: finland
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct, 2013 4:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/545/3f6q.jpg/

link for my zweihander projeckt
length 140cm (bit short
weight 2-2,5kg
mat:spring steel

alot of other junk can be found there

brawn over brains
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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct, 2013 8:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm loving those walnut grips on that bauernwehr, it certainly inspires me to get started on my own bauernwehr/hunting kit project that I've been putting off.



and awesome work on the zweihander - I've got a special place in my heart for two handed blades.
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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks people!

Radovan, no specific examples, just the knowledge that "scalloped" decorations were sometimes used on the nagels. From that I sketched a few things and here we are! At first I was planning to round the scallop ridges but once I put the lines in I liked it fine that way.

@ Daniel, that's some lovely walnut burl, with weeks of applying linseed oil / turpentine finish.

Cool zweihander Samu!
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P Ullrich





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PostPosted: Mon 02 Dec, 2013 9:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's a big seax I recently finished. Blade by Michael Pikula, the rest by me. Overall length 24", blade length 16.5". Width at base: 1.8". Thickness at base: 0.2", more like .25" towards the break. Width where the spine breaks: 1.7". Handle of old ash.


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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Mon 02 Dec, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Your handle carving is amazing! Beautiful!!.........McM
''Life is like a box of chocolates...'' --- F. Gump
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Richard B. Price




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Oct, 2014 6:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's a few things I've been doing over he last few years.


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"We shall never know lasting peace until the last king has been strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
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M. Livermore





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PostPosted: Sat 04 Jul, 2015 9:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A little thread resurrection to show off my latest project. This is the second knife I have forged, and the first one for which I forged in the shoulders at the tang. Thanks to George Ezell for turning me onto spring fullers. I forged the profile and bevels as close as I could to the final shape in my charcoal forge. Then I did a finish grind, and heat treated in the neat little one brick forge I built recently. I am not equipped to precisely test for hardness, but after tempering the edge is tough and passed the copper rod test nicely. The blade steel is 1084. The grip is made from two old pieces of cherry wood with a brass spacer and end caps. The whole assembly is epoxied and peened. I hope you like it. I learned a lot with this one.


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Gabriel Winner




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2015 2:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi all some very good projects and work in here,wonderful to see people haveing a go as they say here in oz
Anyway here is a pic of my last knife project hope you like it



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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Thu 10 Sep, 2015 10:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gabriel Winner wrote:
Hi all some very good projects and work in here,wonderful to see people haveing a go as they say here in oz
Anyway here is a pic of my last knife project hope you like it


That is a very nice looking bowie knife: I really like the colour of the wooden handle. what type of wood is it ?

Guesses: Tiger Maple, osage orange or pau amerello ? It could be something else, but it's really nice wood.

The blade seems to be pattern welded but the pic is a little dark on the blade.

Dimensions and other statistics might also be nice to know.

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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Thu 10 Sep, 2015 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

M. Livermore wrote:
A little thread resurrection to show off my latest project. This is the second knife I have forged, and the first one for which I forged in the shoulders at the tang. Thanks to George Ezell for turning me onto spring fullers. I forged the profile and bevels as close as I could to the final shape in my charcoal forge. Then I did a finish grind, and heat treated in the neat little one brick forge I built recently. I am not equipped to precisely test for hardness, but after tempering the edge is tough and passed the copper rod test nicely. The blade steel is 1084. The grip is made from two old pieces of cherry wood with a brass spacer and end caps. The whole assembly is epoxied and peened. I hope you like it. I learned a lot with this one.



Nice organic shaped blade, the knife looks like a well made rustic design but well finished. The cherry wood is also very attractive.

It also looks like it would be a very good utility, hunting or survival knife.

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Gabriel Winner




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PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep, 2015 8:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Gabriel Winner wrote:
Hi all some very good projects and work in here,wonderful to see people haveing a go as they say here in oz
Anyway here is a pic of my last knife project hope you like it


That is a very nice looking bowie knife: I really like the colour of the wooden handle. what type of wood is it ?

Guesses: Tiger Maple, osage orange or pau amerello ? It could be something else, but it's really nice wood.

The blade seems to be pattern welded but the pic is a little dark on the blade.

Dimensions and other statistics might also be nice to know.


Hi well its a unique timber that only comes from here in Tasmania it's called Huon pine normally it's way to soft to use for a knife handle, but I was lucky enough to find some Huon fiddle back so it's hard enough to use yes it's Damascus steel will pin some better pics and the dimensions as well
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Gabriel Winner




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 6:53 pm    Post subject: Kitchen mod project         Reply with quote

Hey all I need to have projects going on most of the time
Anyway this is a easy project and I will do it step buy step note I work in metric there are plenty of online coversion gizmos To help the Imperial people
This picture has the standard cleaver with the new handle scales



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Gabriel Winner




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 9:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

so now we have the cleaver in the drill press secured with a drill vice, clamped to the press and the table. the blade is taped with 3 or 4 layers for safety reasons, we will drill out the tops of all 3 rivets then (hopefully) punch out the 3 pins Saving the original Handle for a template


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Gabriel Winner




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PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct, 2015 10:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ok so now we have the 3 rivets drilled and punched out, and the intact original Handle removed


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Harry Marinakis




PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec, 2015 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just getting started in blacksmithing, the first thing I ever tried to forge was this ballock dagger. (Had to get the knife thing out of my system.)

My blade didn't turn out very well. I was going to trash it, but then I decided to put a quick-and-dirty handle on it and call it my first forged knife. The entire experience was a fiasco, I screwed the pooch every step of the way. Learned a whole lot, though, and will try again soon and maybe get closer to the mark with a better blade. And I'll use ebony wood for the handle next time.

My forged dagger:
Based on a 15th C ballock dagger with a black grip
Hammered out of an automobile leaf spring
Multi-stage edge
Reinforced point
Boxwood handle
Tang peened over a bronze pommel cap
Bronze bolster



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