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NADIRAX- Viking war knife, 13 inch multibar twisted damascus blade, heavily carved bone handle - PM

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Petr Melicharek, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Petr Melicharek

    Petr Melicharek KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 12, 2015
    Hi everyone [​IMG]

    After more than five weeks of work I finished this mytho-poetic interpretation of viking war knife. It is not according to any real historical weapon . It is just inspired by various historical pieces and my fantasy over that theme [​IMG] The last picture is not my lame intention to make nude art, but it is more likely for get an idea about the size of knife :D [​IMG]

    Here is short story that is behind this knife .. [​IMG]

    Once, in the begining of autumn, the young hero on his journey was about to cross dangerous valley. The guardian of this place was big Serpent, which was known for his hypnotizing gaze. Whoever looked into his face became stunned and unable to move. The Serpent killed him easily then. The young warrior found a forest witch and asked her for the enchantment, that would help him to beat the Serpent. She promised him to help under one circumstance. If he wins, he will pass through the valley and leave behind the dead Serpent and his treasures untouched. The warrior agreed. So she enchanted his weapon with mysterious carvings and magic runes. She also prepared magical potion from hawthorn, hops, snake poison and other ingredients. Before the fight the hero followed the advice of enchantress. He poured the potion into his left eye. That eye was transformed into eye of the Serpent. By the magic power, when he closed his right eye, he saw what the beast was seeing. He prepared his weapon and approached to the Serpent.Then he quickly closed his human eye, so he wouldnt be hypnotised and waited without single move. At this moment he saw himself, by the eye of the beast ... The Serpent thought that the human is unable to move and attacked recklessly... At the last moment, when the hero almost saw himself bitten, he moved as fast as he could to the side and with one single blow he chopped of the head of the beast with enchanted weapon. So the Serpent made his last breath and the young hero moved towards another adventure [​IMG]to be continued ... [​IMG]

    The Serpent eye was the main symbol for me during making this knife. On the blade, there can be seen eyes changing into the serpents. The stars should represent the Lion pelt. On the handle, there is an engreaving of the Lion facing the Serpent. The runes say something about Serpents eyes, death and fate. Symbols of eyes can be seen on the sheath too.

    Well thats basically it and I will see you soon with more knives [​IMG] thanks Petr
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    NADIRAX

    Blade - multibar twisted damascus steel 1,2842 (O2) + 75ni8 Uddeholm (15N20) , added edge and spine 1,2842 (O2)
    Guard - multibar twisted damascus steel 1,2842 (O2) + 75ni8 Uddeholm (15N20),
    Handle - carved bone
    Average length - 52 cm (approx- 20,5 inches) , blade - 35cm (approx- 13,8 inches).
    Blade width at widest point 35 mm (approx 1,4 inches) , blade thickness 5,5 - 4,5 mm (0,217 - 0,177 inch) - distal taper.
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  2. Petr Melicharek

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  3. FOG2

    FOG2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Stunning work and a great story! Thanks for sharing it.
     
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  4. seanj

    seanj

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    Mar 1, 2010
    That's a beauty!
     
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  5. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 3, 2005
    Masterful. Very inspiring.
     
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  6. naturalist

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    Nov 2, 2009
    Fantastic knife.
     
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  7. Dago Red

    Dago Red Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 16, 2008
    Just so much detail in this, it’s a beauty. If I were the head of one of the Scandinavian countries I’d make this part of my official outfit. :)

    Red
     
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  8. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    impressive work, and a great result:thumbsup:
     
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  9. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    Absolutely. Incredible. Knife, and sheath.
     
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  10. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Great story and fantastic work as usual !!
    Good job on the last picture...
     
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  11. Petr Melicharek

    Petr Melicharek KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 12, 2015
    Thanks you very much guys for a nice comments !! :) I appreciate that !! :) Petr


    Dago Red : lol yea .. that would be something !! :D

    Dusty one : i will tell my wife you liked it .. thanks :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019
  12. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    I don't believe your time was wasted on this beauty, very nice. Your story and pics are nice as well.
     
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  13. R APPLEBY

    R APPLEBY KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 11, 2003
    Excellent as always
     
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