Group Carving Knives

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Re: Group Carving Knives

Post by Richard » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:58 pm

Finished some more knives today;

They are scale replicas of three of the "Late 14th C" finds documented in the "Museum of London; Knives and Scabbards" book.

From the top down, the originals are items 70, 72 and 76 in the MOL book.
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The original shapes of corroded blades were estimated by photo-copying the originals to full size, gluing the cut-out paper version to some manila and "filling out" a sensible blade profile. The resulting paper/manila template was then used as a guide while forging.

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