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Old Bridge: exploded view by HundredHands Old Bridge: exploded view by HundredHands
Disassembled.
Blade'll be etched one more time before reassembly.
Work in progress.
36 hours in.
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Quickshot-Mercenary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I am hopelessly in love with this design.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
^_^ It was tricky, pretty tight tolerances in the locking mechanism. I'm happy it worked out in the end!
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No-Sign-of-Sanity Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love these kinds of making-of shots where you can see just how much work and care goes into making something that appears at fist glance to be so elegantly simple. Just gorgeous craftsmanship all around. =D
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'm really glad you like it. It was fun to position all the parts like this for you to see the breakdown. I'm coming with some shots from the workshop soon that should give some insight into the work environment and materials and stuff.
Thanks again for your feedback!
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soupcan13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work man! slap that bad boy together! I wanna see the finished result! ha ha ha looks amazing!
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not long now. Final etch tomorrow and a little fine tuning, then full assembly ^_^
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Gadiena Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I finally have an idea on how tha knives fit together. Thanks for sharing!
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. Some had expressed curiosity about how these are made. I hope to get some decent shots in the workshop later this week.
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Gadiena Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do have that curiosity. It gives a much better idea on how much work it is and wich skilss you requirer.
Looking in someones kitchen always makes me a bit smarter every time:)
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad!
It's a challenge trying to capture the essence of a physical object in a photo for the internet. I imagine you know all about that!
I hope that images like this are helpful.
Thanks again for your input!
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Gadiena Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Indeed, capturing the essence of an object is really hard to grasp.
This image is very usefull and gives me a much better idea off what you do.
Your welcome, i enjoy it every time.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks again!
^_^
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dreieinhalb Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
OHA, thats very interessting.
What a Place you thing for the D2? I thing , the guard in the left?

See it big and strong, and a little bit Dieselpunk. ;-)
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The 3 steels I mentioned are actually what's been folded just to make the damascus. The guard/Bolsters are made from 440c. It's made from lots of different types of material! ^_^
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sevasone Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Wow, you gotta let me know if/when you start selling these. Amazing work.
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much, I will. Hope you're doing well.
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U-R-IU Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
that metal there is it a mix of various types? it looks like it a lot! oh and ive seen that material on some samurai swords it looks awesome! btw u do all the work like all of your knifes are 100% handmade? per example u could buy the place where ull grab the knife
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
All the pieces are cut from blocks and sheets and billets of material, then sculpted to fit and work together. The steel is actually 3 different steels folded together, AEBH Swedish surgical, D2 and 304SS. The Damascus was folded by Mike Norris.[link], everything's handmade. ^_^
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U-R-IU Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
link not found :(
i see thats great! how do u mold the steel >_> ?
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
oops, sorry about that!
Here you go [link]

The steel is heated in a forge and hammered and folded a bunch, the Blacksmith does that and it makes the beautiful patterns. I get it in the form of a billet, like a long flat bar, and I rough cut the shape I need with a band saw, then shape it down on abrasive wheels.
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U-R-IU Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
btw this is a hobbie for you? u seem to have loads of materials
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do?
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U-R-IU Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
like a bench saw and all that. u work at home ?

(dont take it wrong im really curious about how u work all that cause my father had this car garage and i used to do loads of stuff in it! but not anymore >_> )
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sure, no worries Bud ^_^

I make knives in my Master's workshop on the otherside of the mountains (too much driving, ugh). I'll try to remember my camera to get some pics to share with you next time I go there next Wednesday ^_^ His machine shop is little but he has a small band saw, a nice drill press, grinding wheels and other useful stuff he's gotten together over the past 70 years of his life.
I work as a machinist as my job job where there's lots of amazing fancy pants tools but I can't use those for knife-making :(
Your dad's shop sounds cool, I hope you find a shop where you can work sometime soon!
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