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Imperial gothic dagger by hellize Imperial gothic dagger by hellize
I made another gothic dagger, this time an imperial edition with a fancy damascus blade ;)
I forged it of 1.2516 and 5160 in 120 random layers.
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Reyn-Khuprus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
That is a very interesting blade. What would the cost be for one of these?
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hellize Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, one similar would be 300 euro.
It is around 38-40 cm in total. its layer count could go up to 480 ;)
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hail-the-oblivious Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man... how long does it take you to get the steel in such shape?
love your blades :la:
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hellize Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Several days, I'm afraid ;)
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Dark-Vengeance912 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Copper wire on the hilt?
Great knife, what kind of steel? :)
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hellize Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! If I remember right, I used 5160 and 1.2516
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Great work!
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hellize Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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SethKat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Photographer
I'm seeing that you really like using 5160 in your forging, and I absolutely love that. 
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hellize Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, it's a good material. Relatively easy to forge, easy to forge weld and it hardens well ;)
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SethKat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Photographer
What kind of forge do you like to use?
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hellize Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use a simple forge with charcoal ;)
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SethKat Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Photographer
I've seen more better quality blades come from coal than anything else.  I like the oldfashioness of it.  
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hellize Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, steel can pick up some extra carbon from the charcoal. Other forger just burn out of it, that's the reason ;)
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SethKat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Photographer
Really, I didn't know that.  I always thought that was because of things like uneven heat distributions.  
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hellize Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But it's true ;) Charcoal has lots of free carbon, which the steel can pick up.
A gas forge on the other hand, has none :) 
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Thebluegecko Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
is that actual damascus or merely an effect?
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:iconhellize:
hellize Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
All my stuff are real! ;)
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MysticJones Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
beautiful work!
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hellize Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
glad you like it, sir! :)
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DS-Dasher Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
how do you make the fuller on your blades? do you have a dull chisel set to punch them in or do you grind them away?
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hellize Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are grinded away
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DS-Dasher Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
with an electric grind stone?
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hellize Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nop, with a simple angle grinder ;)
If you have a steady hand and patience, it's quite a versatile tool!
My father used to say: "If you have an angle grinder and a good axe, you can make just about anything" :D
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ComradeCatArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Artist
Great job!
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hellize Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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ComradeCatArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Artist
So you forge these?
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hellize Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep! ;)
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ComradeCatArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Artist
Herly shert where do you get the equipment?
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hellize Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What equipment? All I use is a simple 3 kg hand hammer. ;)
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ComradeCatArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Artist
kg? keirkegaard? and you don't use an anvil?
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hellize Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have one, but it's pretty beaten and old so most of the time I use a piece of railroad instead
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ComradeCatArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Artist
Crap ignore that comment.. and umm you only use a hammer? no other tools?
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sgainbrachta Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Meant to comment on this before- Love the simple yet fancy look of this one! Well done!
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hellize Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks
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Filasis-Nome Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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hellize Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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Obsidian-Sun Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work!
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hellize Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! You did a great job on this ^_^ I like the textures.
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hellize Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it :)
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course XD
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