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Sharp and Pointy things!

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2006 10:41
by Cutlery Penguin
Obviously a particularly blatant excuse to show of the stuff I make, hoping Fab will join in too. In fact anyone who has made anything out of metal, post it here! If you don't have hosting for photos, PM me...

A kitchen knife with multiple hamons.
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Fighting knife from 5160 and Red Deer antler
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Two currently in progress

A tiny falchion
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Another fighter
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Ok Fab, now it's your turn...

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2006 11:12
by admin
I still need to post a pic of my new rondel, which I hilted, but all the cameras we have are crap at close-ups. I'll bring it on saturday.
Nigel's bollock knife is going to be gorgeous when it's finished. James has one as well we he put together.

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2006 11:18
by Fab
a tad too busy right now - gotta run. But I'll post stuff tomorrow I promise.

ah well, here's for starters :
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a simple folding small knife thingy. Old file, box wood.

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More later

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2006 21:44
by Cutlery Penguin
That's sweet! I keep toying with the idea of making a folder, I think I might copy that :D

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2006 12:21
by Fab
Thanks :)

I like your red deer figther btw.

Here's more stuff :

A set of eating kives :

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(steel unknown)

A ballock dagger (this time in 1075) :

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Adequate HT. Handle is cherry tree, fittings (dagger and scabbard) are mild steel.
Close up of the grip :
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Fab

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2006 20:20
by admin
That looks incredibly good Fab!
I'm going to have to cut my teeth learning scabbard making for my rondel dagger. Your bollock knife scabbard looks sweet!
Today I have been fitting the leather strap that connects the aventail to my bascinet - by fingers are quite sore from stitching all that bloody leather (while holding the mail aventail at the same time.

Sorry I couldn't make it Oz - I felt like crap when I woke up this morning and had loads of stuff to do, so decided to take the morning off and do everything this afternoon. I'd love to visit the forge soon though.

Matt

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2006 20:23
by admin
BTW, it may be of interest to some that under UK law you cannot carry a locking knife. However, medieval folders like Fab's above do not mechanically lock, yet cannot fold while you are holding them.. therefore I believe they are UK legal to carry, so long as the blade is under 3". I may be wrong, but I think that's right.

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2006 20:45
by Fab
Sweet :)

and thanks.

Scabbard making (or any leather working) is not that hard anyway. Good quality leather helps, ans well as quality tools. And patience.

Fab

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2006 20:53
by admin
How do you make the lines in the leather - make it wet and then push them in with the end of a stick-type-thing?
And are your chapes and lockets folded around with an open split at the back, or did you braze/solder them solid at the back?

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2006 20:57
by Fab
admin wrote:How do you make the lines in the leather - make it wet and then push them in with the end of a stick-type-thing?


Yep. Though the sharpest ones were cut halfway though.

admin wrote:And are your chapes and lockets folded around with an open split at the back, or did you braze/solder them solid at the back?


Open split, yes. Left them not slodered, so that the customer could remove them to color the scabbard if needed.

Fab

PostPosted: 26 Mar 2006 20:10
by Caz
that really is some lovely work...

Oz...love the multiple hamons and the fighting knife...
Fab..the Ballock dagger is stunning...

well done guys...

PostPosted: 26 Mar 2006 20:42
by Fab
Thanks Caz

Here's more stuff (there is even more actually, but I don't want to flood this forum).

As folders seem to be quite appreciated, here are more - finished today (sorry for the image large size) :

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Handle is box wood with linseed oil, blades are from the same old file, sorry for the low quality of light (hamon shows better IRL).

PostPosted: 26 Mar 2006 21:24
by Paul
Very nice work folks! 8)

PostPosted: 26 Mar 2006 23:34
by admin
Fab wrote:I don't want to flood this forum


Please do! :D
Great work.

PostPosted: 27 Mar 2006 00:16
by Fab
Thanks :oops: :)

Here's more then (nearly a flood proper) :

A roundel dagger (the first I made actually, about two years ago) :
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Oak, cemented mild steel (for the blade), and mild steel.

And here's a tiny thingy (I use it to open boxes) :
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Old file, box. I kinda like to make these tiny things with scrap bits at the end of the day at the forge.

Here are the results of a summer afternoon with Kurso dropping by and wainting to try out hammering steel a bit. Old rasps. I made the top one.
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Now, a skinner kind of thing I made about a year ago, together with the scabbard :
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Old file, box, as always.
This was a gift for Sarah's bro, our official provider of Mustard during the last Dijon event.
He's currently at a NCO school in Western France, and apparently this knife is a killer when it comes to cutting sausages (or rather French Saucisson).
Here's the knife in its scabbard :
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And last for today (yay!), a Christmas present for Sarah's father. Steel unknown (but spring steel anyway - and the thing does get hard ! ) :
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Enough now. Maybe more tomorrow.

Fab

PS heh now I realize that although I can spend only a couple of days at the forge every other month, I made quite a few knives...:)

PostPosted: 27 Mar 2006 00:45
by admin
Here is a crappy pic I just took with my phone of my rondel dagger - bought the blade unpolished from Tods Stuff, made the hilt myself - the guard is octagonal, the hilt parts are blued mild steel.
http://test.fioredeiliberi.org/gallery2 ... emId=10434

PostPosted: 27 Mar 2006 00:52
by Fab
Sweet ! it will obviously look better with a better pic ;)

Did you just heat blue the guard ?

PostPosted: 27 Mar 2006 01:00
by admin
Yeah, simply done with a gas blowtorch :).

Here's another bad mobile pic from the other end!
http://test.fioredeiliberi.org/gallery2 ... emId=10436

PostPosted: 27 Mar 2006 01:33
by Fab
cool :)

PostPosted: 27 Mar 2006 08:16
by caous
admin wrote:Here is a crappy pic I just took with my phone of my rondel dagger - bought the blade unpolished from Tods Stuff, made the hilt myself - the guard is octagonal, the hilt parts are blued mild steel.
http://test.fioredeiliberi.org/gallery2 ... emId=10434


How much did that one cost you?
I want one! :cry: