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Damascus Seax by Ugrik Damascus Seax by Ugrik
What would a proper viking be without a trustworthy seax? Useful for choping anything from food to small trees it also serves as decent sidearm.

Blade is forged from damasteel and is about 17 cm long. Back of the blade is thick like many seaxes from vikingage - allmost half a centimeter in this case.

Handle is made from woodburl with bronze fittings. Ring on the back of the handle provides something to hold when unsheathing the seax since typical sheaths of the time covered the whole handle aswell.
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:iconsaxumsando:
saxumsando Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconflickeno:
flickeno Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
wew :D
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:iconheisenblade:
Heisenblade Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice.  I love the guard.
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:icongarbo3x:
garbo3x Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconiron-eye:
Iron-Eye Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
featured here [link]
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:iconbeornson:
beornson Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
please tell me... wath steels did you use i have bin working for ages to try and find this contrast
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Hehei,

Its made from damasteel, which is Swedish company that makes powder metalurgic damascus. High nickel content makes the contrast with proper etching.
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:iconmajor-azrael99:
major-azrael99 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
NICE

love the design, and the damas is gorgeous
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:iconaverant:
Averant Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. Is. Amazing!! What a fantastic and striking damask pattern! Brilliant! +Fave!
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:iconchrimsonandclockwork:
ChrimsonAndClockwork Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, I would love to here how you went about making this beautiful piece.
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I can`t really understand the question...
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:iconchrimsonandclockwork:
ChrimsonAndClockwork Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so sorry, I meant hear.
I'm curious as to how you got the intricate patterns and mounted the blade? Is it a decorative piece or is it functional as a knife?
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Hehei,

What you see are different steel layers that have different chemical composition - the silvery lines contain more nickel that makes them resistant to acid, so after some etching the pattern appears. You may want to look up patternwelding and damascus steel from wikipedia. The knife is completely functional.

Best regards,
Kaarel-Kaspar
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:iconlyraenos:
Lyraenos Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Absolutely love this... such a useful tool that was also a weapon in a pinch! Great job! :D
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:icondoomfullord:
Doomfullord Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I want it soo badly...
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:iconmaddwarfworkshop:
MADdwarfWorkshop Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the steel Ugrik! Such a stark pattern is beautiful.
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Thats why i love damasteel (tm). Also since its stainless the knives need much less maintenance. To be honest only negative aspects are price and that its very difficult to forge.
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:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   Artisan Crafter
What kind of wood burl is that, it looks really amazing.
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Its eucalypt burl i piced up from australia - to be honest i cant recall the name of the species at least this early in the morning
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:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Haha, ok :)
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:iconpantherstar613:
PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous.
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
thanx!
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:iconwindsormagistus:
windsormagistus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
nice one :) what did you use to get the damasteel patter visible here? because I've been using 25% nitric acid but the results have been somewhat disappointing
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Thanx - i used concentrated HCl
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:iconwindsormagistus:
windsormagistus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
ok :)
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:iconds-dasher:
DS-Dasher Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
how many layers and did you use historic (weaker) acid or modern (stronger) acid? :D
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
it should have roughly 180 layers and i used concentrated HCl
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:iconds-dasher:
DS-Dasher Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
ok. dankescon! :D
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:iconwulfward:
Wulfward Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing work!
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Thanx!
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damianGray Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Although I absolutely love the texture in the blade, is that what knives and swords looked like back when blacksmithing was the only way to make them or was it more like what you see in the movies where the blade is smooth and textureless (at least before it is used)? How would you get rid of that texture to get a smooth looking blade?
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Both examples were most likely used - im certain that pattern was wisible in many blades because otherwise all the artistic and hard work put into it would have been wasten - most known examples from vikingage would be ulfbrecht swords. On the other hand im certain that there were swords that were just polished and textureless in that sense. If i were to grind a bit (since etching creates 3d texture) and then polish this blade it would just have simple plain reflective sides.
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:icondamiangray:
damianGray Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Ah, ok thank you for the info! Is it normal to use acid etching on blades or is that simply for artistic design?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
I think its both normal and also simply artistic design :D
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:iconadhras:
Adhras Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Precious!
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thanx!
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:iconvankuilenburg:
vankuilenburg Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
where the hell is mine?!?!?!;) haha
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
As im poor art student at the moment i would have nothing against selling it to you :D
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:icondrakora5588:
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Awesome knife.
Nice icon btw
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thanx!
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:icondrakora5588:
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
:D
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:iconzinarc:
Zinarc Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist
I do hope I'm not the only one who happens to fall in love with good craftsmanships.
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Certainly not :P Well made things make such a big contrast to the disposable junk you see so much around us these days.
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:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Artisan Crafter
That is awesome! (fav for sure!)
what kinds of steels are in the blade?
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Its forged from Damasteel - factory made powder metalurgic stainless damascus. You can find the details on their website
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:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Cool, thanks :)
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
No worries :D
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:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   Artisan Crafter
It sounds pretty good, usually I don't like stainless. (I prefer something like 1095)
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:iconugrik:
Ugrik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
well - its most difficult to forge but since its powdermetallurgic it doesnt have some weaknesses usually societed with stainless steels.
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:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Cool!
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