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  1. Thanks! If the handle is fitted to your hand, it's great! The balls provide a good grip and secure grip when taking a blow, no matter what, cutting or stabbing.
  2. Scythians were dominated by a zoomorphic motif, anthropomorphic and geometrical in Celts. As in the Scythians, the most common representations are images of mythical animals, such as Celtic circles, circles and wavy lines. Circle, sphere, etc as a symbol of the life cycle .... etc ... Long spear with a ball, period of La Tene, Germany. Length 50 cm,widest point 3.7 cm, hole 2.1 cm, weight 430 grams. An asymmetrical spear, period of La Tene, France. The length of 37.5 cm,widest point is 4.6 cm, hole 2,3,cm,weight 390 gram. Long knife, Hiebmesser, period of La Tene, Germany. Length 45 cm, widest point 4.5 cm, weight 440 gram. Shorter, engraved knife, type Durrnberg (in german language Ringknaufmesser) period of La Tene, Germany. Length 38 cm,widest point 3.7 cm, weight 310 gram ... and I forgot to add ... IMPORTANT !. Everything is forged by hand, with a hammer! Zero electric welding! Zero power hammer !!
  3. It presents some of my latest works, spears inlaid. Spear 35 cm,widest point of the leaf 4.5 cm, hole 19 mm, weight 310 grams, inlaid with copper. Dagger 36.5 cm, weight 320 grams, hand-decorated. Spear based on boggy finds from the north of Europe, dated to the first centuries of our era. Iron + tin bronze + copper/ Total length 32 cm, widest point 4.7 cm, hole 23 mm, weight 300 gram. Celtic ... or ... Germanic spear, inlaid with tin bronze and copper. Total length 330 mm, width at widest point 57 mm, hole 22 mm, weight 360 grams.
  4. He deals with reconstructive archeology and I have periods that I do things only with iron ... and at other times with bronze. Now, I'm dominated by bronze. Here are a few and them. Dagger, knife and two pins, reconstructions from the Bronze Age in the Carpathians. Knife 28.5 cm, weight 150 grams. Dagger 37 cm, weight 440 grams. Pin,19 cm, weight 45 grams. He deals with reconstructive archeology and I have periods that I do things only with iron ... and at other times with bronze. Now, I'm dominated by bronze. Here are a few and them. Zoomorphic dagger. Koban culture, 1100 - 400 B.C,Caucasus. Length 30 cm, weight 210 grams. Scythian set. Ax head length 16 cm, weight 235 grams. The length of the whole 56 cm. Tin bronze + wood + boar bristle and horse mane + braided cord made of linen. Knife length 27 cm, weight 170 grams, hand engraving. Bronze Age in Carpathian zone. Two axe,Bronze Age in the Carpathian,1300 B.C. The larger one with round head, 17 cm long, weight 190 grams, smaller, with decorations 13,5 cm, weight 220 grams. Koban culture,axe. Koban culture, 1100 - 400 B.C, ax. Weight 220 grams, head length 14.5 cm, length 66 cm. Hand engraved. Scythian bronze axe. Scythian ax. Head weight 200 grams, length 14 cm. The length of the whole 64 cm. Hand engraved.
  5. Last only forest and wild boar, wild boar and forest .... hahahah .. I made three knives: one modeled on finds from swamps of Denmark, Germanic 2nd century AD (next to him too a neolithic vessel made of white granite) and two other knives: one Roman to the fruit, an old iron blade, a brass handle, the other Roman-Thracian mix, a Thracie blade riveted to a Roman brass handle ... and a beard comb from a wild boar bone.
  6. For help I had a man who just does not have this picture ..... Was it thrall or apprentices .. here I do not know .... hahahaha ....
  7. Thank You guys! This longest, Celtic is 67 cm. Last weekend I was at the ancient "Dymarki Świętokrzyskie". The event concerned the object of iron and steel industry in the early centuries of our era. It is mainly about reconstruction of the process. Spin the charcoal spears in the simplest furnace they could use in those times blacksmiths. Here are some photos ..
  8. Cool movie. Many different tools use this blacksmith .... I wonder what length has this spear and how much brew? Let me introduce my process of forging a spear or a javelin ... unfortunately for now only photos. When my wife comes back from vacation, I'll make a movie. Recipe for a spear with a " fish bone" after the old. 1.Clear the hearth 2.Start fire 3. Iron rod with a thickness of 2.2 cm infuse to flatness at one end 4.The flat end of the mold formed in the sleeve. 5. Move the rod under the "leaf" of the spear 6.profile the leaf on the anvil 7. Apply the leaf in the form of a 5-kilogram hammer 8.Co some time profiling on the anvil Serve your neighbor sharpened on a long wooden pole. Bon Appetit!
  9. In the last week several new spears and javelins were made. Mostly it is reproductions of Illerup Adal and Nydam, but also Celtic (the little to javelin). I present them. AAA .... I would like to add that I do not use power tools .... no ... I try ... at least. I try to do as much as possible with a hammer and work with a file or a stone, at the end with sandpaper. None of my spears were, and probably will not, but at least welded electrically ....... I have a welder but until today I have not learned ... hahahaha
  10. Today such an early medieval cross, Gotland silver I did. It is about 5 cm X 5 cm. I used the simplest methods that blacksmiths could use in the early Middle Ages: a sandstone form ... simply a circle, a crucible made of clay mixed with crushed granite, burned in the sun then in fire (withstand about three castings). I cast a silver disc, without high temperature tempering, then cut the shapes with the chisel and finally finished the file. Then I dug the decoration. I chopped it cold and then at a high temperature and hand-made with an iron spike I punched in it and in the cross a rivet hole (I did not drill with a drill). I realized ... and ready.
  11. Ibor

    My "Art Trench"

    Such a "stand" under good drink ... in the shape of early medieval warrior. I made it from the debris of the first war with shrapnel. Height 40 cm, weight 15 kg
  12. Two ax hammers. I did it with black granite originating in the Republic of South Africa. The larger is 15 cm long and weighs 400 grams,17 mm hole. Second, smaller,220 grams and 15.05 cm in length, it has a hole of about 17 mm. Now I bought the so-called Swedish granite" Vanga" is red and I will try to do more.
  13. And here, an example of mounting a hammer made of granite. Branch hazel, goat leather and granite. This smaller hammer is made of sandstone. Both quickly consume, but for this type of attachment you do not need profiling stone. On the blackboard with wood hammer and anvil from the Bronze Age on the basis of European discoveries .... except the Netherlands and France in 1100 B.C - 800 B.C And hatchet flat and the manner of its attachment, and two knives from the Polish one in the frame of the antlers.
  14. Flat ax with ornaments dating from 1100 B.C. Ax with a circular floored, culture barrow graves in 1700 B.C-1300B.C. Central Europe. Small casserole is molded out of clay mixed with sand. I used this type of crucibles for casting small things, such bracelets or blade daggers. Mostly they stand 1 to 2 casts .... but there is no trouble in the summer because I've done dozens of them. Then the production of the pedal; I used of broken, cracked ground shells crucibles. The photo is a sandstone with a hole, it is a whetstone to sharpen knives, sickles ... but also great that sandstone is machined bronze, especially kneading dents.