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Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by pertinux, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
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    ... All told, I'd of course rather the knife look (even) better in person than in pictures than t'other way around(!), but it is admittedly frustrating that I can seldom make the camera 'see' what I do(!). Even when the knife is spot-on through the viewfinder/screen, the final picture almost always shows something different. I've never run into anything quite like this before!

    It's not just that I don't prefer purple knives (ahem), it's that the handles on this 'falcen have a subtle beauty I can seldom convey, shimmer and shade and depth in a delicate BLUE. The whole handle 'moves' in the light....

    I have the best success in lower-light settings and weird angles.

    Sometimes this works for pictures of this knife, too. o_O

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    ~ P.
     
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  2. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    love the hat ~P
     
  3. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    THIS is funny!

    I've never seen your Falcen in person but is the version on the left closer to what the eyes see?
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  4. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007

    Hahahahahahahah


    This post makes me start out LOLOLing and then NEEDING a Sylvrfalcen at the end...
     
  5. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lol. It is a tiny little knife! A micro Camp Muck! My yellow handled one is a full sized Camp Muck, and the micro one is smaller than a Runt :D
     
  6. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Speaking of Runts . . . something just arrived today!!!

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  7. Scotcha

    Scotcha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    That’s a very nice Runt :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  8. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Thanks! It's a favorite, for sure. I'll be sad when it dies.

    Sorta? The left image is too saturated, and not the right hue. The image on the left is actually decent, especially right behind the rear pins. The pictures I posted just previously are all decent representations, really.

    Here's a quick lower-light, non-edited picture from work today that is very accurate-- save for the slightly purple darker areas at bolster and butt rear.

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    (Fantastic grain....)

    Success!


    And then this happens, the washed-out and/or purple thing:

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    What a great-looking weehunk! Congrats. :)

    ~ P.
     
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  9. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    P, I was thinking the white balance might be off a bit, but other objects in these photos look fine. Maybe some degree of chatoyance that only the camera picks up? What kind of wood is on your Sylvrfalcen?
     
  10. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    The wood is massively chatoyant! Maple.

    You're right, everything else in my pictures maintains its look, images consistent with what the eye sees.

    With this knife, the purple so evident in the images does not appear to the naked eye. It's not a matter of "turn it this way and that to see the purple, I guess the camera is catching the 'that', but something else at work having to do not only how light interacts woth the wood, but how a lens captures color otherwise not visible.

    Were there no internets and Sharing, this would not even be a deal(!).

    The knife is fantastic, the wood handles a myriad of chattering blue hues shot through with yellow, with the 'ribbing' seeing at each piece's edges.

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    I shall endeavor to not belabor my photographic frustrations going forward, but simply enjoy the ride. And the gibes, betimes. o_O

    ~ P.
     
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  11. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    A scene from an old Hobbit's kitchen one night as he is in the process of making
    ready for his final journey to the east.
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  12. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    This one is Maple too and is massively chatoyant :D Every time I photograph it it looks different. The camera just can’t capture all the complexities.

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  13. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Just A Picture:

    @Warrior108's Monarch and Lil Lady, respectively, from their recent sojourn here:

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    ~ P.
     
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  14. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Sad to say but he has a nicer posterior than she ;)
     
  15. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    LOLOL
     
  16. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
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    Hmmm, what an interesting handle . . .
     
  17. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Ok, ya got me. Can we see the rest please? That looks pretty cool.
     
  18. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Agreed. best looking machete handle I've seen so far.
     
  19. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    My pleasure!

    Ding ding ding! We have a winner folks! It is an awesome handle for a machete, well actually, it’s the best :cool:

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  20. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Can't fool me with that one, my fav machete handle shape on the planet so far :) Love the burlap and lime!!
     
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