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Chris john

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  1. 9 hours ago, Latticino said:

    Nice clean work.  I particularly like the knotwork details.  Was that conventional hand engraving, chisel and chasing, or machine engraving?  Also, did you upset the stock ends before you forged out the two blade ends, or was the 1" stock large enough to do this?

    Really like your double edged hawk, though I'm not exactly sure why it isn't just a double bladed hand axe (think some of them had tapered handles, didn't they)?  The last question I have is with the handle wrapping.  Not that you would be likely to throw this kind of presentation weapon, but having thrown some hawks I can see where a full wrap like this would get in the way of a clean release.

    Hi Latticino thanks for your compliments just hammer and chisel and daylight .

    The stock was upset enough when i slit  him  and hammered him .  LOL . if i wanted to make the jaw and beard bigger i would have upset  the ends a bit .

    As for handles there so many varing different from tapered to the wedgeing .

    You probably right on handle wrap i havent thrown it thanks.


    7 hours ago, tdaleh said:

    Chis another exelent piece of your work . Like the leather work on the handle . The engraving adds to the overall look . Thanks for sharing your talent with us. 

    Hi tdaleh thanks for your time to coment appreciate .


    3 hours ago, Benton Frisse said:

    Chris, you never cease to amaze me. Beautiful work! 

    Hi there Benton much appreciated thank you very much .


  2. 16 hours ago, FlyingXS said:

    Chris you can bring some gear over, and we can set up the studio lights and take some photos any time you want to mate.

    You guys are drooling now you should see it in the flesh!!   Amazing work as usual.

    Hi FlyingXS thanks for the offer much appreciate but its just something i must get  a hand  on ,

    Ive had a bit of a shot at it i think there preety clear better anyway .Heres that bit of cable you gave me the other day stiffened up a bit just a quick etch .




  3. On 17/12/2015 at 8:06 PM, Frosty said:

    Holy Mackerel Chris it's going to take me half an hour to clean the drool off my keyboard. That's beautiful on all counts.

    You guys are probably getting tired of hearing me say this but you need to polish your photographing skills. Diffuse lighting is the only way to photograph polished steel. There are few things harder than a long piece like that blade the reflection will kill detail every time if you don't do it right.

    Outdoors on an overcast day is about the best natural light you'll get. You can work in sunlight by shading with a sheet and using a couple more sheets at different angles to reflect fill light.

    Of course a pro photographer experienced with large polished pieces is a good bet but look through the portfolio don't take their word for it.

    It's a shame to see such beautiful work hidden by reflected flash glare. It is NOT easy to photograph so much polished steel. I know.

    Frosty The Lucky.

    Hi there Frosty. thanks for the complements  mate appreciate .

    When i get time i will try to do some better pix sorry for that


  4. 3 hours ago, tdaleh said:

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Beautiful workmanship.

    Hi tdaleh you are very welcome thank you


    1 hour ago, DRoberts said:

    very nice, what material is the guard and pommel?

    Hello DRoberts gaurd is mild steel . pomel is buff and steel and brass nut.


    58 minutes ago, TwistedCustoms said:

    Gorgeous work!

    Hi TwistedCustoms glad you like thank you .


    18 minutes ago, Steve Sells said:

    I LIke it


    Hi Steve thank you very much .


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