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Couple More Viking Knives

Discussion in 'Fixed Blades' started by Slannesh, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    I feel really bad that I spaced on the timeline for the Bird and Trout KITH but I have been in the shop a bit here and there. These aren't QUITE done yet, but I wanted to put some pics up to show what I've been working on lately.

    First up is a Viking belt knife.
    1084 carbon, 5" blade
    Ebony, Tulipwood and I still need to attach the brass back plate and pull ring.

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    Next up is what's called a Fibula knife. Basically an EDC knife for Viking women that they hung on a chain from their brooches.
    1084 Carbon, 2" blade
    Antler, Walnut and brass back plate, pull ring still needs to be installed.

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    Once I have the back plates in place and the pull rings installed it'll be time to start sheaths. Pics when i'm done :)
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Really nice work!
     
  3. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    And back plates are done and glued on :)

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    On to sheaths next, and maybe a few more layers of linseed oil for the handles.
     
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  4. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Nice work. The ebony bolster on the lighter tulipwood looks great. Is the dark blue-ish color on the un-beveled part of the blade from heat treating?
     
  5. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    Yes, I intentionally left the scale from the quench on it.
     
  6. Chris Roy

    Chris Roy Active Member

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    Nice work
     
  7. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    looking good, other than the fact I thought they were both the same knife initially. 20 hour days do that:roflmao
     
  8. Roman

    Roman Best Leatherwork Best Build

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    Nice knives. Are the back plates just glued on?
     
  9. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    No, on the walnut one the loop that the ring goes through extends through the plate and into the wood and is then epoxied on. On the larger knife it's the same, but also has two brass nails that go through as well.


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  10. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Very nice. When I started making knives I didn't have much interest in viking knives but the more I see, the more I like the. Over the past year or so they are some my favorite to look at. It's interesting how tastes change over time.
     
  11. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    The Viking stuff is mostly because of the SCA for me, my persona is Viking and it's pretty popular in these parts. I do want to branch out into other medieval styles but for most of them to be saleable they need to be 'period' which means as much time researching materials and styles as it does making them in the first place :)

    The leatherwork I struggle with a bit, as it's definitely not my forte, but these are coming along pretty well. I just need to get a bunch of projects finished (including my new 2x72)
     
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  12. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    Mostly done on the Tulipwood. Crappy pics as I finished working at midnight.

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  13. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    How about a sheath making tutorial on how to do the metal trim?
     
  14. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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  15. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    thank you, saved that link for tonight.
     
  16. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Very nice knives! That sheath rocks!
     
  17. Slannesh

    Slannesh Active Member

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    Had to clean up the edge of the brasswork as it wasn't as even as I wanted.

    Needed to take some better pics anyhow. Finished product aside from sharpening the blade:

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