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J Loose
12-13-2001, 01:43 PM
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Here's a new Viking piece I just finished. The blade is in Turkish Damascus with four opposing twists welded together. It is a little hard to see the pattern but there is a close-up on my Web Site below. The handle is a very beautiful dark green and blue with subtle patches of orange in a stabilized Boxwood Elder. The spacers in the handle are mild steel although the bands at either end are Sterling silver.

It's for sale btw ;-) $850.00

There's a bunch more new knives on my web site, too.


12-13-2001, 02:06 PM
Absolutely Beautiful Jonathan, your work is an inspiration.Dave

12-13-2001, 02:37 PM
Great Stuff Jonathon! Love that Viking look!

12-13-2001, 03:23 PM
Another great one Jonathan.

Bob Warner
12-13-2001, 03:28 PM
As always, looks great.

We really need to discuss pattern development some day. There are so many patterns out there and not everyone (meaning ME) knows how to get them. Your patterns look great.

Rik Palm
12-13-2001, 04:09 PM
Very nice, is the edge double or chiesl ground?

12-14-2001, 12:29 AM
The work of a true artist. Beautiful.

12-14-2001, 08:53 AM
Vary artistic good looking knife Gib

12-14-2001, 11:58 AM
Jonathan, looks great! I really like the Sgian Achlous on your web site. That one really works for me. The proportions are just right!

Roger Gregory
12-14-2001, 04:33 PM
Those knives all look good Jonathan. I like the seax best but then there's something in the blood.... :)

For anyone who likes the look of Jonathan's work I can recommend that you take a much closer look. I have one of his Damascus hunters with a decidedly Scandinavian twist. It is one of those knives which I am 99% certain I will never sell or trade. It isn't just a tool, it is a work of art. Now I need to take some decent photographs of it.....

Bob is right, let's hear some talk about Damascus patterns.


12-14-2001, 05:42 PM
Yes I ecko Ed & Bob & Roger lets hear some ideas on Damascues patterns Gib

J Loose
12-17-2001, 11:26 AM
Thanks everyone,

Sorry I didn't get back sooner... been running in and out of town...

To answer a couple questions:

The flat grind is even on both sides i.e. not chisel ground. Some of these blades have been found to be hollow ground, but most are flat. The ricasso isn't usually present on the Sax, and some had simpler scale handles rather than the sword-hilt style.

Hrisoulas' book on pattern welding does a very good job of covering the Dark Ages patterns, btw.

Neil Blackwood
12-19-2001, 06:52 PM

Fantastic knife! I just toured your website and really enjoyed looking at your other creations. The large Sgian Dubh is my favorite!


12-19-2001, 08:11 PM

You're a bad dude!


12-22-2001, 04:02 PM
That is cool!
Shane B