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Celtic-ish Knife: blade carving by Heisenblade Celtic-ish Knife: blade carving by Heisenblade
Filework on the spine of the blade
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Given 2013-09-02
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I-Do-Care Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Inspiring work! I haven't tried carving metal yet. (Wood's more usual for me.) It's beautifully precise, and the graduated size of the "links" is perfect. Did you do it by eye or have a formula and measure/mark?
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Heisenblade Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I measured the length of each link so they wouldn't be all ove the palce, and drew out the design using layout fluid before i started cutting.
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I-Do-Care Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Thanks for the tips! :)
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unixgeek211 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
did you post a how to? that work is just great.
I mean really fanstastic
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Heisenblade Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No. I haven't done another one yet, so no chance to do a how-to.  I have gotten side tracked by commissions and jewelry this year.  I hope to do one this summer, but my calendar for the year is already over half full.  I really need to dump my day job - too bad it pays the bills. 
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x1x2x3x4x5x6 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
if you do another one,please upload a video showing how to do it.Hyperactive 
i really want to give it a try
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Heisenblade Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will do this again, and I'll take some pictures.  I can't promise a video, though.
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QQueenOfTheDamnedd Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can this knife be for sale? Or can you curve another one just the same as this one, and curve a name on it as well? 
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Heisenblade Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This knife was sold a while back.  I certainly can carve another like this.  Send me a message and we can discuss it
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QQueenOfTheDamnedd Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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19Jack89 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
beauty
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fissile Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
beautiful knife, unique, do you forge your own blades and what tpe of steel is it.
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Heisenblade Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I forge my own blades.  I generally use plain carbon steel.  This knife is forged from  1075
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
nice hand work man ! .... how you managed to make the holes ? :-?
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Heisenblade Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Chisels & gravers mostly.  A little smoothing with a diamond burr in a foredom.
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
nice stuff  ..... and did you made it when it was hot or cold steel ? :)
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CuSmith Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
This is really great! Well-executed with a great eye for proportionate diminishing of the pattern. Excellent work!

I suppose I should go through all the usual bladesmith questions... :D
What sort of steel did you use for this?
What wood for the handle?
Did you quench it at the zenith (nadir?) of the most recent new moon? ;D
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Heisenblade Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...quenched in the urine of a goat that only ate ferns for a month. :-P

It's 1075 carbon steel, brass guard and tiger stripe maple handle with a bit of leather dye on it.  And after eating ferns for a month the goat pissed out McMaster-Carr FastQuench.  Imagine that...


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Pondey Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
epic :o :)

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dtiberion Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice!
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valkyrie1231 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks awesome :D
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SheisBlodeuwedd Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
I really like this
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Aart1991 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
brutal

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oTckyku Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
intersting!
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Nice
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keyanadrake Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Nice.
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Erikku8 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very cool!
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embyrchild Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow. Just... Wow.
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Wolfie-83 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You did great, file work aint easy.
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Hallway-Ninja Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
How did you carve out the center parts of the weaves?
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starshipptrooper Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Beautiful. Like the taper, Must have taken a while to carve out in between the weaves!
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Deano-landon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
uhhh that is too cool! 
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BlackNoxStar Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work
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Devillioner Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
COOL
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phoenixascendant Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dude... that is sick... Love it! 
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alien500 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good to finally see something like this get recognized. A whole-hearted congratulations on the DD. Very much deserved! :iconjokerclapplz:
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PrivateFutterwacking Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I cant imagine how annoying this must of been to make O_o
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Enma--Ai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Do you sell these 
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CynicaLNightshade02 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet!
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dkenreeks Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Writer
I have always been a fan of the cold steel.
I like this work a lot!
I'll check out your gallery later!
--RKJ
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somercet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Gorgeous!
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
That is some sick detail work. O_O How did you file it so precisely?
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UmbraDragonX Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want one :3
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LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! It's well-deserved!:iconlachoirplz:
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AmberReaper Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very detailed.
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LascielX Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nicely done. 
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Flyby501 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how dyou do something like that!? O_o
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fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW~! This is beautiful!
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Amazing details. :)
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