2017-01-14

Birka seax.

In the very last of 2016 I finished up this large Scandinavian seax, inspired by a knife from Birka (Bj581). Handle is curly birch with brass bolsters and draw ring.

Cuir bouilli leather sheath with brass mounts and brass rivets. Step shaped filings on top mount with tinned bronze underlay. Three point suspension like the original. Full flat grind knife blade in O2 from the very talented George Ezell.

I hope you like it!









Viking knife with bog oak & elk horn handle

Just finished this viking knife with bog oak and elk horn handle, brass bolsters and draw ring. Pattern welded blade in 15N20/1060. Birka style mounts with brass rivets.

Total length 320 mm, blade 160 mm. Brown leather sheath with brass mounts and brass rivets. Two point suspension.

Hope you like it!







2016-08-15

Fibula knife with flame birch handle.

Small women knife. Flame birch handle with brass bolsters and draw ring. Hot waxed leather sheath with brass mounts. Step shaped filing with tinned copper underlay, brass rivets. Blade length, 55 mm. Total length 130 mm.






Fibula knife

Small women knife with hot waxed leather sheath with brass mounts. Step shaped filing with tinned copper underlay, brass rivets and bolsters. Fantastic pattern welded blade from the very talented George Ezell. The handle is a piece of 300 year old curly birch I've saved for a special project. The leather for the sheath is elk and vegetable-tanned by hand from a student at Bäckedals folkhögskola and later treated with hot beeswax.







Gotland style viking knife with sheath.

Another Gotland style viking knife with sheath. Box wood handle with brass bolsters. Simple crosshatch pattern cut in the leather. Brass fittings and two point brass spiral suspension made for a belt divider. Step shaped file work with tinned copper inlay. Pattern welded blade from bladesmith Karlo Ban in Croatia.

Very pleased how this turned out! Hope you like it!








Viking knife with sheath

Viking knife with sheath. Sheath with brass fittings on vegetable tanned leather, brass rivets. Single point suspension strap. Handle is walnut with brass draw ring and bolster. Blade in 80CrV2.







Gotland-style viking knife with ash handle

Gotland-style viking knife with ash handle, brass bolsters and draw ring. D2-steel blade, full flat grind. Sheath and fittings are based on several pieces from Gotland with polished brass mounts. Single point suspension, brass rivets.







Simple 14th century eating knife

Took some pictures of this simple 14th century eating knife with leather sheath. Handle in alder root with brass pins. Back stitched leather sheath with some simple floral motif and incised hatch pattern. Full tang blade from Rasmus Rasmussen.

First medieval knife I've ever done! Hope you like it!