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My Last Knife For This Year

Discussion in 'Folders' started by Roman, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    Sami style knife "Improvisation". I made it without any sketches or drawings. Just improvised as it went. This is why the name... ))

    Blade is hand forged by Pasi Hurttila, 80CrV2 steel. Length of the blade is 100 mm, handle - 107 mm.
    Reindeer antler and Karelian birch on the handle, reindeer antler and vegetable tanned leather on the sheath.
    Sami style carving with artistic oil paint.

    Criticism and comments are welcome and very much appreciated. ))

    And Happy New Year to everybody! )))

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  2. bobbybirds

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    OMG that detail work is just siiiick!!
     
  3. FORGE

    FORGE Active Member

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    Roman,what a great way to finish off the year with a great looking knife.
    Love all the detail.
     
  4. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    Thank you guys! I'm really happy I managed to finish it before the end of the year.
     
  5. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    IMHO, that's your best work yet. Super carving. Masterpiece. I could look at that for hours.
     
  6. Mythtaken

    Mythtaken Staff Member CKM Staff

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    Sometimes our best work comes without a plan. You proved that here. It's an exceptional piece.
     
  7. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    Thank you, friends! And I agree, this is probably the most complex carving I have done so far. Not going to stop though... ))

    Happy New Year to everybody!
     
  8. Putterer

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    Spectacular!!
     
  9. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Always in awe of someone who can carve, tried once myself and let's say the results were a few levels below beginner.

    If a carving job comes my way I will be pointing them in your direction if you don't mind.

    John
     
  10. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    Thank you guys!

    John, carving is pretty much like handwriting. When you try it for the first time results are less than impressive. But with patience and regular practice you can really come to some good results...
    Off course I don't mind if you send me a customer or two. )))
     
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  11. poppa bear

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    Looks amazing
     
  12. snailgixxer

    snailgixxer Golf season is here:)!!!!

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    What a great piece of art. I agree with Dan, that is your best piece yet. Happy new year
     
  13. MarkJeffrey

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    Amazing attention to detail!
     
  14. Icho-

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    Love it.
     
  15. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    Thank you all! ))
     
  16. Foster J

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    I agree with Dan. Your finest work yet.
     
  17. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Can't get over this knife, being nosy but how many months to do that?
     
  18. Roman

    Roman Active Member

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    Thank you guys!

    I agree with both of you... lol

    It took about 6 or 7 weeks. A lot of time goes for drying paints. Their drying time is 2-5 days (according to the manufacturer) and I have to make sure that black is absolutely dry before I can start carving for the brown.
     
  19. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Beautiful beautiful work. Amazing!
     
  20. Grizz Axxemann

    Grizz Axxemann Active Member

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    Just... WOW.

    How did the pitted look on the blade get done? Just beat on it with certain hammers to get the desired effect?
     

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