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Offline Unknown

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Finnish
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:47:29 PM »
A video

I think it would've been nice if there had been a recipe for Brimestone. Ric F. was named in a recent post. When I saw the knife master pouring the Brimstone; I was immediately reminded of his Cutlers Resin. Not exactly reminded in the sense of full recollection- I do remember frankensese (sp?) and iron filings.

I do think it is a hot-tip to use a red hot tip on the tang to punch through the birch bark hilt demonstrated. As well, when the seating of the pommel is shown, imho, it shows ( as I have stated previously) that the use of spacers or other hilt fittings were driven down to act as clamps. Also of note is the use of a knife and files to shape the hilt.

A studied smith would likely have some issues with terminology used in the forging, HT segment, but I am tending toward a problematic issue with translation.  Or it could be a matter of rural terminology not matching exactly with our bookish studies.

I'm going to look for the second episode. Hope you have opinions to share
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Re: Finnish
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 09:05:19 PM »
Interesting video.  My interest lies with the techniques that are very useful to see in both the construction of the knife handle and the making of the sheath.  I am particularly interested in the method they use to place the decorations on the leather as I have a large flintlock rifle sheath that I am going to decorate with plains indian patterns but the method the use in this video is worth considering I think.
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