Here’s the latest blade to come out of the shop this week. It’s also a piece that Jeremy and I had been wanting to make for almost an entire year. The blade is san mai forged from 1084 & 15N20. Fittings are all mild steel. Handle is lace wood, copper, leather and ebony. I forged a companion knife out of the same steels designed to be kept in a small pocket in the sheath. Blade is 15″ & overall is 22″. Construction is all traditional, using a peened nut to make a compression fitting for the assembly. Here’s some pictures of the process and finished piece. The sheath is veg tanned leather with forged s-chain. This particular piece is available at Pyrates Treasure at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Price for a similar set is $900.
These were the simple designed knives that really made me first become interested in my craft. Yeah, there’s no woodwork, it looks easy to make, but let me tell you, getting it “just right” takes a lot more skill and effort than most people think. Anyway, these particular pieces are on their way to Warren for the Paranormal Faire taking place June 27 & 28.
Come on out, say hello! It’s the last weekend of the New Jersey Renaissance Faire and it looks like it’s going to be beautiful! I’m finishing up a few knives before I hit the road, just wanted to share them! Thanks again to everyone that’s stopped by, I’ve enjoyed talking with you all! My next show will be the Celtic Fling at Mount Hope in Manheim, PA June 27 & 28.
This coming weekend, May 23&24, plus the two weekends following, I’ll be demonstrating and selling at the New Jersey Renaissance Faire! Stop on out, see me, pick up that knife you’ve always wanted, I’ve got 28 new unrevealed pieces just for this show, there’s bound to be one that suits your fancy.. Or just hang around, eat a turkey leg and say hello! Look forward to seeing you!
Why? Because I can! This is a seax style chef’s knife, guaranteed to be unique in your kitchen! 12″ overall with a blade just shy of 8″.