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solmupuukko by jarkko1 solmupuukko by jarkko1
Iron age style knife, but not strict historical replica. Handle and sheath fittings are made out of bronze.

Although the casted handle is hollow, this one turned out to be bit heavy. Handle is filled with glue and tang is also riveted at end of handle.

Blade is actually pattern welded, but it needs to be watched closely to see patterns (not visible in photo) .
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Kevin8012 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
How to buy your knife?? Pls email me! thanks! My email:58382924@qq.com
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Mskoll Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great!!!
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks
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Mskoll Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Cakerfeldt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Loved it :D
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:)
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MercuryRaven Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
great sheath
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Great work!

I have newer got to try casting bronze. Did you use casting sand or some other kind of form?
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jarkko1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Thanks. The handle is made using "underpressure casting" method (im not sure is that orrect english term for it). Models are made from wax and mould is casted from gypsum over it. Before pouring bronze in, the wax is melted out from it. When pouring bronzein, the mould is in machine that absorbs the air from it, so that bronze goes in better.

Casting sand works well for simple shapes, but these handles had to be hollow, so underpressure casting was better method for them.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Oh, I see. Thanks for letting me know how the process work =)
It really turned out great.
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