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Old 04-17-2003, 12:45 PM
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Scottish Dirk w/ Pink Ivory & Amethyst







-Click here to see a close-up of the guard & sheath-

-Click here to see a close-up of the filework-

-Click here to see a close-up of the pommel-





The Damascus is a 48 layer twist in 15N20 and 1084 steels. The handle is Pink Ivory with Sterling silver fittings.
The tang extends all the way through the handle and is pinned in the pommel.
The sheath bears a very nice, deep amethyst cabuchon 12 x 16 cm. There is traditional filework along the spine. The blade is 5.25" ; the handle is 4.75"


Thanks to Prizzim for the prod on the sheath / guard...



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Old 04-17-2003, 12:56 PM
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Again a splendid dirk,
Is there some scale higher than the "wow-factor"?

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Old 04-17-2003, 01:39 PM
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Yet another beautiful piece, J. The sheath is also very appealing.

And, while it goes without saying, WoW!


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Old 04-17-2003, 01:59 PM
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Great Work of Art

Knife and sheath are both really great, beautiful work. I like that twist pattern and the file work in the spine is outstanding.

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Old 04-17-2003, 03:30 PM
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another nice piece, jon! really like the sheath.
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i'm wondering about the wood - is it really that brown? i'm used to seeing pink ivory in creamy to bright pink.
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Old 04-17-2003, 03:48 PM
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Very nice work Jon. How do you do your borders around the guard, pommel, etc.?


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Old 04-18-2003, 10:23 AM
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Thanks,

Wayne, the pink ivory definitely has an orange overtone to it- the effect in person is a sort of rusty blood-like color. I don't think I would have made the knife if the handle was bright pink!

Maybe I should have called it a Dirk with Amethyst and Berchimia zeyheri!

Brian,

The fittings are made from castings. I draw or scale down a design and then use a wax-polymer photo-etch process to get a relief of the image. Then I make a rubber mold of the original piece into which I can inject wax. I take these wax pieces and cast them using the lost wax process. Then I clean them up and I have strips of the border patterns and discs such as the pommel. I fit each of these by hand to the knife and solder them together. It's a lot of steps but once you're used to them it goes pretty quickly.


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Old 04-18-2003, 11:36 AM
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Jon,

What do you use for your rubber mold. I am just looking into some lost wax casting, and would like to make a mold of the original before casting. I am finally going to get out of suburbia and onto a few acres, so I will get a forge, and be able to more freely play with some of the aspects of this hobby that draw me into them.

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Jon,

Great work as usual. 48 layers, was that a shim stock billet, or did you have to fold and re-weld from a lower layer count billet? Whatever, it makes a nice sized pattern for that blade! Your fit and finish, the entire package you produce, makes me very envious.


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Carl,

I'm not Jon, but I do a lot of lost wax casting. I have found two products for rubber molds. For a wax original, I use white RTV silicone rubber from GE. If my master can handle higher temps I use a material that I think is called feralcast or some such. I got it from Bourget Jewelry Craft Supply. It is a milky white liquid that when you heat it turns rubbery and clear. It reminds me of Creepy-Crawler goop. Smells exactly the same as it cooks

I'll try to remember to check the can tonight for the correct product name.


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Scott,

Thanks, can't get much easier than RTV silicone rubber from GE. I think I have a couple of tubes sitting under my bench currently.

Hopefully I can post a picture of my first knives soon. I have them ready for heat treat, but the propane torch I have couldn't get the 5 brick "one-brick forge" up to heat. Combine that with moving and my knives are taking a back seat right now.

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It does get easier than RTV compounds...

There is a two-part rubber silicone compound called Bellicold, available through Rio Grande.

It comes in two jars and you just mix them together, press around your mold, clamp it in a frame and wait a half hour. Then you just cut it out. It all happens cold so you can even mold your original wax piece if you are careful.


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Thanks Jon,

I was going to try to do some of the sculpting in wax and then cast, but I really do prefer to work with polymer clay when sculpting small items. This will allow me to do that, harden it, and then mold it.

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