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PostPosted: 23 Aug 2007 16:31
by Fab
Awesome, dude ! Is it battle-ready ?

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2007 16:41
by swordflasher
Fab wrote: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.


Any more pics coming up of this one, Fab?

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2007 17:15
by Fab
This WE. I have my new light bow, but no camera here. Besides, the dagger is still at Benoit's, I should get it back tomorrow evening.

PostPosted: 23 Aug 2007 21:48
by Paul B
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Just though people needed to be reminded of this again :)


Jesus Christ, but thats a pretty thing to stick in someones head.

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2007 01:54
by Fab
Two little new little things :

Tiny Two-fingers folder, about 3 1/2 inches unfolded :

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Old file tang and end part, oak handle, diff quench (though it doesn't show), tempered to yellow.


Brut :

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Old file. Diff quench (as above ; the line is a bit too high and is lost in the file lines), forge tempered to dark yellow. OAL 186 mm.
Naturally colored veg tanned leather sheath.
I made this knife when I was teaching blademsithing to some of my group members last April in Mâcon, accompanying them step by step. Overall, they did good stuff :)

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2007 02:47
by John
I like the lines on that second one.....

PostPosted: 26 Aug 2007 03:10
by Fab
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will be in Belgium tomorrow.

A happy birthday to my friend Lionel.

PostPosted: 05 Sep 2007 20:13
by Fab
Made a sheath for the Faërie Folder :

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Also, by popular (Stevie) demand, I made a little brother :

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PostPosted: 05 Sep 2007 20:17
by Monster Zero
Beautiful work Fab!

BTW, what's the background art?

Did you do that?

PostPosted: 05 Sep 2007 20:37
by Fab
Alan Lee did.

PostPosted: 05 Sep 2007 22:56
by swordflasher
Fab wrote:Made a sheath for the Faërie Folder :

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Also, by popular (Stevie) demand, I made a little brother :

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This is world class work, Fab.

Simply beautiful.

PostPosted: 06 Sep 2007 00:10
by the_last_alive
I like tiny two finger folder.

More.

PostPosted: 06 Sep 2007 01:56
by Fab
New (better ?) pics of the roundel on page 3/4 :

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Detail of the filework :
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OAL 294 mm , blade 180 mm. Inspired from several models in Leeds and the Museum of London.

This one is reserved.



Next :
Still an historically-based dagger, inspired by things I saw in the MoL and the Musée Cluny in Paris :
A roundel dagger, big and pointy and sharp :
1075 steel for the blade, box wood and mild steel for the fittings. The roundels were hand-filed to shape, the grip hand-carved from a chunk of box wood that grew about a hundred years ago on the hills behind my Parent's house.
OAL 410 mm, for 300 mm of blade - mas thickness of the latter being in the 7 mm range :).
The two main unhistorical things about that piece are the plain roundels of massive mild steel (while historical ones were hollow), and the flat bevels on the blade.
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I've been asked to put a forget-me-not on the blade (etched) and the scabbard, and here's the result :
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This one will leave this country very soon.



Now, more contemporary/fantasy stuff :

A push dagger. Same unknown French Rail steel as the first roundel above, diff quench, temper to yellow, 5 mm thick at base, oak handle. OAL 118 mm :
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Available for sale. Price is open to debate.
No scabbard/sheath yet, it will depend on what the happy next owner will want.

BTW I have another push dagger in the making, that will be slimmer.



A dagger, same steel, diff quench (though only I know it, and a few others), tempered to dark yellow, OAL 212 mm (without the leather bit), blade being 6 mm thick at base :
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For sale too. PM/email me if you're interested, or let's haggle there openly.


Hope you like them.

PostPosted: 06 Sep 2007 04:27
by Monster Zero
Fab, beautiful stuff!

PostPosted: 06 Sep 2007 20:18
by The Guardsman
You are a god among men Fab, beautiful work!

PostPosted: 06 Sep 2007 22:44
by Paul
Very, very nice stuff Fab! 8)

PostPosted: 06 Sep 2007 22:45
by Fab
Thanks guys :)

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2007 04:00
by Fab
Ok, Christmas is coming, and maybe, maybe there will be something that will interest you - as a gift to yourself or to a significant other - in the following (all prices are without scabbard and S&H) :

A thin (yet unfinished, needs more sanding, and sharpening) push dagger.
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1075 (XC75) steel, full quench, yellow temper, scale tang construction, asymetric boxwood handle, steel nails. Handle is 54 mm wide, OAL 117 mm. Blade thickness is 2 mm at base. I'm asking 60 euros for that.

An old file folder (I made the blade about 2 years ago, which explains a lot) :
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Old file (really ? :roll: ), diff HT, dark yellow temper, oak handle. OAL (folded/unfolded) 205/231 mm (that's not much of a difference, but that's due to the long 'tail'). Blade is about 101 mm long when unfolded, and 3 mm thick - a lot of meat on this one. The temper line, though a bit low, is nice and crisp. I'm asking 80 euros for that one.
I can add brass, copper or tin inlays on the handle, for an additional price depending on the complexity of the task.


Two alike and yet different :
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Old files (same as above), diff quench (better controlled this time), yellow temper in my mom's oven, veg tanned leather wrapped handle. OALs (resp top/bottom) are 154 mm and 152 mm, not counting the leather bits. They can be sold separately, at 80 euros each.


I can make scabbards/sheaths for any or all of the above, to your specifications - price will therefore vary according to the complexity of your requests (for instance carved decoration, suspension systems, etc..), bu will be at least 25 euros.



Also, remember that the following are still available :

Full Metal Folder :
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at 80 euros

Faerie Folder (and its scabbard)
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at 160 euros

Brut :
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at 130 euros with the scabbard


Also, the Push Dagger of my previous post.

The roundel dagger, and black leather dagger are on hold. Good friends have asked for them, so I'm willing to wait for a confirmation on their behalf :)


Please note that my prices will unjustly raise in 2008, for several reasons. I'm not too happy with it, but that's a decision I had to make, as selling these kinves funds my studies and helps me and my family make both ends meet (after all, that's a Christmas story, no ?)

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2007 11:50
by J Marwood
Fab, I can't view the pics here, but I am interested in one of the push daggers. I'll check the pictures when I get home and give you a shout.

PostPosted: 05 Dec 2007 00:03
by J Marwood
Fab, I am interested in the first push dagger. How much for that with a sheath? Ideally one I could wear horizontally?