Shed in the forest

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Shed in the forest

Ibor
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13 Jan 2018, 17:20 #1

In the production of many iron objects, such as knives, spears, javelins, axes, I try to use the simplest tools and techniques.
I work at the moment with two hammers, one with a weight of 500 grams, the other 800 grams ... around, and one tick.
I do not have an anvil but a piece of iron ... such a cylinder with a height of 18 cm and a width of 14 cm.
It used to be a stone but after half a year it burst .... now I found another suitable one in the forest, I just have to think about transporting it to me, because I brew over half a ton ... hahahah ...
When I will have it, I will start shaving on him.
Everything is hand-made, I do not use power hammer or welding machines.
Two years ago I refined the technique of forging spearheads with"bone".
Here I will post pictures and share my impressions.

At the beginning two knives and a beard comb.
The comb is made of a wild boar bone,early medieval.
The longer knife has a blade in the shape of typical Thracian knife from before the era, the handle is made of tin bronze.
The blade is riveted to the handle with copper rivets.
The second knife is a Roman fruit knife, from the turn of the century
The blade is forged from old iron, fibrous.
Such as was once obtained in the smoke-making process.
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Matt Moore
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14 Jan 2018, 01:15 #2

Very interesting. Very unique workmanship. Good job .


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Ibor
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15 Jan 2018, 14:01 #3

And here are some things from the Bronze Age from Europe:
- necklace and bracelet, culture Pilińska,1200 B.C Poland,
- two pins for clothing, a spearhead and a dagger 1500B.C - 1100 B.C, that he made the tools for the help of copper and stone tools .... in addition to the decorations which I made with an iron stylus,
- two knives, one with a hilt from a wild boar bone,a blade from the Bronze Age, Europe, Poland, the other has a handle made of beech wood oiled with boar tallow and a cold-pressed blade,
- two axes, one flat, 1500 BC - 1100 BC,
- Roman mirror with a wild boar bone handle and an acacia tree tip,

- dagger, Bronze Age, Northern Europe, bone shield pasted in the hilt.
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Ibor
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16 Jan 2018, 09:33 #4

Here are three knives that I made this year.
The blades are made of old iron, fibrous, wild boar bone and deer handle.
Sheets of oak and beech boards, wrapped in a thin goat's skin
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18 Jan 2018, 14:48 #5

And here are some Celtic knives and daggers, forged on the basis of archaeological finds from Europe.
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19 Jan 2018, 18:05 #6

The blade of the knife is of old iron, fibrous, the handle of acacia is polished, and the scabbard of wild boar snout.
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20 Jan 2018, 12:17 #7

Bronze pins, from the Bronze Age to the early Middle Ages.
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20 Jan 2018, 12:19 #8

...more pins...
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