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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.
Smithy knife psychophant checking in.
I thought it was me that was being accused of being a psychophant? Now everyone is claiming the glory.
How many digits have you tried to severe? That knife would complete the job. Stand back. Stand waaaay back from that knife
Marbles?? I have my grandfather's Marbles but the handle needs to be redone. I wonder if the factory will do it??????
I've been a bad boy. I ordered one of these on sale yesterday.
Those always look upside down to me. As do all wharncliff blades.
OK, knife people... talk me out of making knives for people for christmas...
this Christmas ? forget about it
This looks like a great edc. What are the dimensions? I like a small, pocket fixed blade sometimes, but most of the ones I've tried have had lots of belly but not a fine enough point.
Anyone got a good recommendation on a budget ($25-$35) mid length (sub-bowie) fixed blade? Seems to be the one thing missing in my kit.
K-bar short, goes for about $50 , rock solid knife, and US made
I've got big hands, so I'm not sure the truncated handle will work for me. Otherwise a contender.
Buck 119, around $44.
Looks like it would fit just right, grip looks custom made to grasp, smooth and clean but perhaps just a bit of grease to keep the friction down!
The knife is pretty bad ass to!
Finally got a decent wax clone of my master carving, which I'll prep this week for casting in bronze:
Trying to replicate this for a customer (original Roman Parazonium, British Museum I think):
There are some style differences in the grip, I chose a more "feathered" motif, over the "leaves" of the original, but it evokes the original's feel without being a total forgery. Getting the wax clone has been the hardest part of this whole thing, vexing me for months now. 3rd silicone rubber mold finally worked well enough, with few enough flaws to either manage in the wax, or chalk up to historical imperfections being on par with my work. The quality of my injection wax is not where I'd like it, so I need to research that a little more if I'm going to make more of these. I've been chasing the recipe around looking for the right combination of surface smoothness and durability, with a softness that allows for the contraction on cooling without letting go too easy while still in the original-size mold. Air bubbles are the worst little demons, but I have most of them licked, I think.
Sure wish I had a better grasp of how they did it 2,000 years ago. Soapstone works for some things, but I'm not sure it would have worked for this piece.
Very nice Smithy, cant wait to see the finished knife.
Look at Condor. http://www.dlttrading.com/condor-knife-tool.html
Or two carbon steel Marttiini's.
Elk bone and water buffalo horn handle.
Exfoliation is key.