While this is a departure from your usual style I think the really clean and the polished look gives it a very interesting feel that could be taken several different ways. I, as always, adore the designs in your work. Was this piece harder that the normal stuff for you, easier, or just different?
I have to wonder what tool you use to engrave lines? A knife or a pyrgrapher or something else entirely? Your lines are so sleek and lovely. Great work! I love the dark sheen this has too. I imagine this for a rather dapper roguish fellow with flair for dark fashion.
Well, I mostly just use a knife, a hammer and a bevel tool. And I actually have no idea what a pyrgrapher is. Thank you! I imagine the owner uses it for a rather rogueish fellow with a flair for dark fashion too, actually. Though I've never personally met the character he plays when wearing this.
I do tend to vary in styles often, since it'd be a shame to become predictable, kind of. I usually make a set of a certain style of stuff, and then move on. This paticular style was designed for John. And since he really found it to his liking, there will be more stuff made in this style. In fact, I've already had a double scabbard comissioned for him too.
Thank you. The price highly depends on what you want with it in terms of patterning and leather. For a piece like this I figure the price would be somewhere around 200 euro's. But I've yet to make another piece for I pretty much forgot to take note of the hours on the previous one.
Bij mij was 't wel gezellig ^^ 'k was eerst op bezoek bij een vriendin, die overnachtte bij iemand in Maassluis (zelf kwam ze uit Denemarken) 31ste weer naar huis, thuis nog met familie genoten van Gourmet. en tot 12 uur voor de buis gehangen nog eventjes vuurwerk buiten kijken, en toen lekker slapen ^^
'k Hoop dat 't niet te ernstig is, en dat Anne snel weer beter wordt.
really nice done, even if I don´t like rivets so much It´s an awesome symetry on the engravings, looks really nice. But I would like to know, whether there are movable parts (i hope so ^^) and where? Also, did you just stained it quite irregular, or how did you do that "use look"?
Haha, somewhat diffrent, yes. Thanks! I'm not a huge fan of rivets either. Though I think they can look very awesome if used correctly, and in the right quantity. The rivets are a practical thing here, too. The rivets point out the places where the parts move. So there's several moving parts which move back in place. As for the colour, I dyed it that way.
Okay, then it makes sense. I´m still thinking about a stitching way of producing movable parts. But I got actually nothing I want to do with it ^^. All in al it looks like you are trying out some different styles... don´t you like your "own" anymore or are you just looking for alternitives?
There's probably a way to do it stitching aswell. Might try it sometimes for a project where it would fit. And yes, indeed, I am. The fact that you have one style that suits you, doesn't mean that you have to be someone that knows how to do only one trick.