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Bowie ´the guardian´

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by wieland, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. wieland

    wieland

    242
    Jan 1, 2010
    hello together,

    here is a new one of my series ´BIG TOYS FOR BIG BOYS´,
    I built it for one of my customers (one of those big boys...) :D


    some specs:
    W1 forged
    wrought iron
    fossil seacow-rib
    total 41cm
    blade 27cm
    thickness 6,5-2,2mm

    thanks for looking!
    gerhard


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    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012
  2. D.Crawford

    D.Crawford

    649
    Jan 15, 2008
    Beautiful work Gerhard. The combination of details and textures is really stunning.

    Nice job.
     
  3. betzner

    betzner Home ToMorro Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Nice sculpting and texturing.
     
  4. DCL Knives

    DCL Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    759
    Jun 6, 2012
    Love the shaping of the guard and handle... Love it!
     
  5. peterinct

    peterinct

    Dec 13, 1999
    AWESOME Gerhard! You do great work and your designs are exceptional.

    Thanks for showing it.

    Peter
     
  6. John White

    John White

    Jun 23, 2007
    Wieland's artistry is always a treat, and this knife is one more.

    The guard on this is just an amazing play with form!

    John
     
  7. erik markman

    erik markman KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 13, 2007
    Oooooh, you are doing it again Gerhard!:thumbup:
     
  8. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    beautifull work!
    Can you tell me what wrought iron is in German?
    Can´t find it in any dictionary.
     
  9. Nektarios

    Nektarios

    505
    Jul 6, 2010
    Beautiful work Gerhard!!

    NP
     
  10. wieland

    wieland

    242
    Jan 1, 2010
    thank you all for taking time to post!
    I`m glad you like my knife- in spite of the somehow ´unusual´ grip- material.

    @hengelo_77,
    old wrought-iron is named here in germany:´puddeleisen´
    the name comes from the man (the puddler), who had to stir the smelt with an iron-rod for reducing the cast-iron with too much C into wrought- iron with max. 1,7%C
    WIKIPEDIA offers some infos here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puddling_(metallurgy)
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puddelverfahren

    best regards
    gerhard
     
  11. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Thnx! (danke!)
     
  12. Dago Red

    Dago Red

    743
    Jun 16, 2008
    That's a very impressive knife! You can see just looking at it that it took a lot of work. You must have amazing patience.

    Red
     
  13. Calhoon

    Calhoon

    705
    Jul 14, 2005
    Great knife in all ways! Absolutely superb....:eek:
     
  14. Jos

    Jos

    Oct 23, 2006
    As usual, VERY, VERY nice!

    Kind regards,

    Jos
     
  15. nikoknife48

    nikoknife48 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Superb ! A real eye catcher. Bowie of the year contender.
     
  16. Nntrance

    Nntrance Banned

    157
    Aug 12, 2012
    Looks like something out of game of thrones :thumbup:
     
  17. R APPLEBY

    R APPLEBY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 11, 2003
    Beautiful work.
     
  18. D lisch

    D lisch KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 27, 2007
    Very nice I have yet to see a knife by Wieland that I did not just love but the guard on this one has got me in awe
     
  19. Bigjohn

    Bigjohn KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 30, 2002
    Awesome work...and great photos too.....bravo
     
  20. wieland

    wieland

    242
    Jan 1, 2010
    thank you all for your kind words,
    I appreciate them so much!

    gerhard
     

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