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Medieval eating knife & scabbard

Postby Fab » 16 Nov 2006 17:04

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Same metal, same wood, same HT, Austrian veg tanned leather scabbard, hand tooled. Brass rivets & bolsters. 195mm overall, blade 3 mm thick at base.
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Postby Paul » 17 Nov 2006 00:22

Hmm... nice stuff.... 8)
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Postby Alex » 17 Nov 2006 04:31

Schmexy.
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Postby the_last_alive » 17 Nov 2006 17:34

That's a nice eating knife...
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Postby Monster Zero » 17 Nov 2006 19:14

You should see the balisong he's making for me! :)
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Postby Monster Zero » 18 Nov 2006 03:19

Here's the design:

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The blade heating up
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Hammerin Time
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Prior to Annealing
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Rough Shaping on the grinder
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Postby Fab » 18 Nov 2006 03:41

Good idea Thom ;)
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Postby Paul » 19 Nov 2006 11:47

Nice design! I really like wharncliffe's. 8)
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FMFF - Full Metal Friction Folder

Postby Fab » 06 Dec 2006 20:11

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1075 fire-cement-quenched blade, mild steel handle, brass thingies, and an aluminum spacer. Too bad the temper line looks better IRL - I'll try to get a better pic some day. OAL 182 mm (including brass bit).

The hole at the front was made before I had a drill press, and so is not perfectly perpendicular to the blade (and hence unusable). And for the next I make, I'll try to use stainless for the handle. It still has some scrathces, as it spent some time in my pocket.
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Postby the_last_alive » 06 Dec 2006 20:55

That's gorgeous.
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Re: Medieval eating knife & scabbard

Postby Fab » 11 Dec 2006 00:03

Fab wrote:Image

Same metal, same wood, same HT, Austrian veg tanned leather scabbard, hand tooled. Brass rivets & bolsters. 195mm overall, blade 3 mm thick at base.


This one is sold BTW. A Christmas present for a friend's dad.
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Postby Fab » 14 Feb 2007 02:54

More recent stuff :

A pruning knife - I hope the future owner will enjoy it and get it in time to prune his roses ;) :
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3 mm thick at base 1075 steel, clay HT, tempered to yellow in my mom's oven ; handle is cherry, hand carved with a sharpened nail. The knotwork was inspired by (or actually, made while looking at) a cross shaft at Llantwit Major, Wales. OAL 183 mm.


A folder, same steel & HT as before :
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Handle is oak. The pics don't do justice to the line, but as this one's not going too far away, I can still try to take better photos some day. 191mm OAL.


Another folder, old 2 mm thick file, full quench, yellow temper over the forge, oak handle :
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OAL 222 mm.

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Postby Monster Zero » 14 Feb 2007 04:24

Nice!
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Postby Fab » 12 Mar 2007 02:40

A push dagger, for a new and happy daddy :

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Unknown 'train' steel, box wood handle, mild steel plates for fittings, veg tanned leather dyed black (with old school methods). Diff quench (only the edges were brought to temp). The usual thing.

No measurments, but I'll ask the new owner.
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Postby Monster Zero » 12 Mar 2007 02:43

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Postby Fab » 12 Mar 2007 02:48

There.
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Postby Monster Zero » 12 Mar 2007 02:53

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Postby Fab » 23 May 2007 02:41

As posted there (more details on the associated research, history, and making) :
http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2628&start=20

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the backside :
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details :
pommel, grip, cross :
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And scabbard top backside with maker's mark :
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Postby J Marwood » 19 Jun 2007 23:51

This past weekend I had a play with various items Fab has made, including a lovely tiny little folder I brought home. Thom, I've seen the handles for your balisong and I must say they bode well for a lovely knife.
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Postby Fab » 10 Jul 2007 20:04

Thanks James BTW. If things are not too bad with my knee it might even be finished by the end of the month.

Here are average pics of the latest roundel, I'll try to get better ones soon :

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All hand made in the same unknown steel as some other knives I made, differential temper (it would show if you etch the blade), mild steel fittings, oak wood, brass inlays & rivets, fileworked handle edges (will show on other pics) ; scabbard is veg tanned leather all hand-worked and a bit seasoned, and mild steel end.

It will be available at about 280-300 euros.
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