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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Mp7, Jan 28, 2014.

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  1. Mp7

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    The above is the name of a "facebook-group"
    and the original name is Freunde handgemachter Messer

    There`s lotsa prof-, semiprof and amateur knifemakers there
    who post their works. Some are remarkable, and very different
    to the styles, ideas and makes one see on this remarkable forum.

    So. I will post the ones i find worth sharing, in this thread.
    Other examples of german makers might be included also
    as i stumble upon them.


    1st - www.messergarage.de
    Maker Uwe Heieck
     

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    Stefan Mast/Arno Buck Cooperation Nicker.

    SanMai damascene steel.
     

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    Maker: S. Wenger, private.

    Forest EDC, 1.2552, 6 mm thick, 308 mm long. Grip Red Mallee.
     

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    beautiful raw material.

    Just wow.
     

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    Maker: S. Mast

    Obviously someone with a lot of skill and aesthetic sense.
     

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    Thanks MP, That is some real fine work. Inspiring designs and craftsmanship from our friends across the pond.
     
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    Those are excellent examples of just beautiful craftsmanship.
     
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    Maker: Maresch

    "Le monstre"

    Steel ULTRAFORT 1.6908

    Length 30cm.

    Outstanding.
     

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    Some more.....

    i find it really amazing what these part-time pros are doing.

    The damascene details on that grip are just mindblowing.
     

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    S. Mast. Again.
     

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    a local guy from my city.
     

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    Nice clay temper on the edge there, but my problem with file sourced knives has always been that the look is interesting, but it promotes corrosion. The other problem you have to concern yourself with as a maker is the quality of the steel since the supply of old quality steel files is finite and the supply of new low quality Chinese files is nearly infinite.

    Are they posting the details of their grinds so everyone can see if the plunges are symmetric and the shoulders square?
     
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    Some post more pics some less.

    The Filebased one is more lowtech, obviously compared to those Bowies.


    Steelwise, germany having been a steel-country and the owners of all those 70-120yr old files dying out - the supply of them on german flea markets do seem endless.

    Just by looking at them you can see they are the real deal from before the war.
     
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    OMG

    ... i want this one so bad.
     

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    Wow, that looks a lot like Valkman's "Nightmare" grind. Shifting from hollow ground to flat ground at the tip.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. ugaarguy

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    Did Valkman do that before Rick Hinderer started doing it? Hinderer's "Spanto" tip blades are also HG body with FG tip, but his transition is nearly seamless.
     
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    Don't know. Have to ask Don. There's little "new under the sun." :)
     
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    damn.

    Now i want one! :)
     
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    What a lovely monster. By Metin Anan.

    C80 steel, selective hardened.
     

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    last one.

    I really like the geometry and looks of this one.
     

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    Recent beauties from the feacebook-group.

    1st Steffen Meyer.
    2nd Kretschmann.
     

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    I don't know, I only did a few knives this way and wanted to try it after seeing some of Mick Strider's Nightmare grinds. They really are a nightmare and I'm sure Rick was much better at it than I was. :)
     
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