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Bloodhound knife by Ugrik Bloodhound knife by Ugrik
This spring visited Silver11k [link] aka. Jorg Nuffer from Germany and i was presented with this magnificent blade. Now after careful grinding, tedious polishing and some awfully messy episodes with epoxy, acid, vacum and modelling clay the knife is finally ready.

Handle is made from really odd holey eucalyptus burl - i have never seen tree grow like that. Holes in the wood are filled with clear epoxy resin so in some places you can actually see through handle if you look carefully.

Patternwelded blade is forged by Jorg Nuffer [link] . Its honed razorsharp and from the sound of it should hold its edge very well.
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elvinsteel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think that is a beautiful knife.... I do like the bronze work too...
If you every need a stick or two of strange, ( wonderful ) Australian
wood just let me know.

Elvinsteel
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Hehei,

I was packpacking in Australia for two years and returned home 3 years ago so i still have some pretty examples i collected on the way. When looking back i am still amazed when farmer i worked for took me out on the paddock to some 70 year old ironbark stumps and just 2 cm deep it was most perfect thick root wood i could wish for. Sadly i have forgotten the name of the eucalypt this burl was collected from. Im afraid that in few years when i start running out of the stuff i will have to start looking for ways to get new pieces :D On the other hand it might be a good excuse to visit Australia again!

Kaarel-Kaspar
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murkar Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful workmanship :)
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Now that's a unique handle.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh collaboration, from two people I watch, vary cool. As always I love your brass work. I have always admired your artisanship.

Have you ever tried a spalted wood like oak, birch, or maple? They are also excellent woods to work with, and they have interesting grain patterns.
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Hehei! long time no see :D

Jorg gifted me with the blade when i drow through germany in spring. I must say that its one of my favourite knives i have made. I think i try to keep this one.

I have used black oak and i do have some silky oak but mostly i use what i have in the cellar :D Also i have a lot of birchburl - a friend brought me a burl that was roughly 80x80x40 cm :P - now it dries slowly.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice, burl is fun to work with and produces vary nice results.

Recently I have been doing practical/tactical and using a lot of micarta. It is a great handle material as it is easy to make and shape and looks great when profiled.
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immortaldesigns Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful work!!
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work. A great piece with wonderful lines and great textures.
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Thanx! It took a lot of drawing to get the lines exactly as i wanted - the even curve on the back of the knife and repeating curves on the belly. Its nice if things come out exactly as planned.
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Motorbikeman Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice indeed!!
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Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Wonderful work....I luv that beast-jaw Hilt...Lion, tiger and Blades...
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
One of the next knives has saber tooth tiger - urnes viking stile mix - i cant wait myself to see how it looks when finished
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DS-Dasher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
OH MY GOD THAT BLADE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!
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meleck Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
It's a magnificent blade.
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mtnboy64 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Very nice! I know epoxy can be a bear to use if the humidity is up! You should be proud of this!
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
For me the problem was to seal the surrounding of the handle so tight that the epoxy woulndt find its way through.

Also i invested in better containers for easier pouring :D
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mtnboy64 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Your hard effort turned out very well!
The epoxy work I have done was as for ship repair. I could get away with stiffeners and colorants.
Yes having good equipment always help!
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rhianna1992 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Beautiful...
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Tothamon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Beautiful work! The handle goes very well with the the Damascus blade. This knife would be a great addition to any collection!
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Jep :). O really like when i have a nice design idea and it comes out just as on paper
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csufblacksmith Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
that is one beautiful blade
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thank you!
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KageRyu798 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice pattern. Lovely blade~
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Damn ... I just love your damascus. I really wish we had been able to meet while you were out here. So close, yet now so far ...
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Well - the blade is forged by silver11k. As Australia goes - i really wish to visit it again oneday. And Tartu is not very far from latvian border (in Australian terms at least) if you would end up there for some reason so you are welcome to visit. :D
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
3 3/4 hrs from Riga to Tartu ... Maybe I can find myself a Ukranian or Latvian girl and move over there ...
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I cant imagine why anyone would want to move from Sunshine Coast to Latvia though :D
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
To find a Latvain girl of course ...
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boogerscat1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous!
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thanx! Its nice when experiments turn out even better as you imagined :P
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somk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glorious hilt as well ! <3
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Thanx - its good looking knife indeed :P
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fpens Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Beautiful - excellent!
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Quill-of-Wonder Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...really pretty blade. Very nice...
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elote Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I am utterly in love with this new knife. The blade is like a fairy tale, a map of layers of secret tales. But the handle is the thing I want to feel with my own hands, feel the surface and the intermingeling of the burl and epoxy, the wonder of the result. Kallikalli! I bow before the co-operation of Kaspar and Jorg ;).
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Kallikalli!
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Evolyin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Beautiful blade, no doubt :)
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thanx!
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Evolyin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
You are welcome :)
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