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    Quote Originally Posted by koyote View Post

    The larger seaxen, incidentally, were very much sidearms. Fun stuff

    Love the history of knives, and sounds like you've done some home work. I always thought a seax was a utility knife, but I suppose any good sized knife could be pressed into service for defense.

    I find it fascinating that different populations/cultures found different solutions, i.e. knife designs, to solve the same basic cutting/stabbing problems.

    When you say long seax, how long is that? And do I need one?
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    We run into problems with words like this- seax and the related scramasax span a thousand years, You can find a lot of variation.

    extant examples range from a couple inches to a coule feet. An earlier period langseax would be broader and heavier - more like a long KSA than a later period, which becomes more swordlike.

    There is a lot of room for interpretation with this much history and geographical breadth. Which makes it fun

    do you need a scandinavian short sword? Well.... I know my answer, the first one is hanging on the wall, but i am working on a better one, in fits and starts as i have time. I'll probably finish mine when I have some orders in for them
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    and with pirate face, no kidding:


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    This is my utilitkilt wearing idea of a sgian dubh- 4 inches (blade) of sgian dubh badness. Rotte, do I HAVE to blue it? I haven't buffed to high satin yet, and the filework isn't done. but damn, I'm liking this one. I think I wanna do more.






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    The Utilikilt Sgian Dubh--I love it!

    Looking at it now, I believe bluing would be a mistake. Maybe for the next one we could do an Ivory micarta with a blued blade.

    This one looks like it's going out of the park.

    The small pirate is way too cute. You must be a proud papa.

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    Very nice!

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    I just finished a sheath for the sgian dubh, here it is:



    what you can't see is that it also has two straps on the back.

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    and the other, lower profile sheath, is about done, too.

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    Wow!

    Looks sharp...ehr...pardon the pun.

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    VERY VERY Cool. You make some amazing steel.

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    That is puuuuuuurdy!

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    Those are looking outstanding Christof. That dirk is really looking sharp.
    I really like the way the temper line shows on the smaller knife with the light wood handles--striking! Did you 'back draw' that blade?

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    That's a fairly small one, just a hair under 4 inches, so the draw temper (differential temper) line is pretty acute near the tip. But that's what all the blades get, I just most often polish it off if i'm doing a bright finish or leave the very subtle marks on if it is a forge finish.

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    Well it looks good man. Nice little drop point. You know I'm a sucker for a small blade.

    speaking of which....


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    very nice, i like your style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotte View Post
    Well it looks good man. Nice little drop point. You know I'm a sucker for a small blade.

    speaking of which....

    well, ya have to fight bearthedog for that one

    Your project hasn't been photgraphed, nor have 3 others in progress, all because of some special bits. In your case, it's .. well. You'll see the pics. But the sgian dubh should see your hands shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revhard05 View Post
    very nice, i like your style.
    Thanks! I really try for working style knives I always need to work on detail finishing, but I'm pretty happy these days with heat treat and edge holding.

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