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[Mar. 10th, 2005|02:42 pm]
Doug Ayen
Got a couple of knives and axes finished for the hammer-in this weekend. Here's a picture of what I'm bringing with me:


It's a bit dark, but I think you can make out the collection.

Yes, the sword has no tip, the bottom tanto is broken in half. One of the themes of this event is for people to bring stuff that didn't quite work out. The tanto, the one above it (which has four cracks in its edge) and the sword all failed because I tried to straighten them in one dimension or another when they were too brittle. Crack. Ping. Snap.


[User Picture]From: tcb
2005-03-10 12:10 pm (UTC)
nice! I especially like the all-metal chef's knife.

what's the one with the nice handle that looks like a flanged cricket bat?
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[User Picture]From: blackanvil
2005-03-10 12:33 pm (UTC)

The presentoir

That is part of a carving & presentation set I made, it's a reproduction of a 14th century set. It's basically a large paddle or spatula designed for presenting or distributing meat, bread, cheese, & so on, originally for nobility. The original piece had some neat guilding and engraving, but the reproduction works fine just by itself.

The blade is L6, the handle is rosewood, the buttcap and guard are brass.

(I've been told that this would make a great paddle, but the edges, while rounded, are only 1/16" thick, which is thin enough to cut if you didn't hit just right.)
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[User Picture]From: jennifoot
2005-03-10 07:17 pm (UTC)
I also really like the all-metal chef's knife. But my favorite in this photo has to be the pizza-cutter-from-hell
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[User Picture]From: ms_daisy_cutter
2005-06-02 08:14 am (UTC)
The pizza cutter is k3wl.
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