scrapmascus adventurer

hellize

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After the fall of the barrier, my first clear thought was to somehow get to the city alive, enter it and buy a decent weapon. Good thing they didn't care much about coins back in the valley, so I could easily collect and stash away some for harder times.
I tell you, those orc scouts roaming the woods were quite hard to avoid. They have the nose of a bloodhound and as if that wouldn't be enough, I bet they can see in the dark too, or at least hear my clumsy trashing I call stealth...
I reached the gates in one piece, tho I ran into some wolves before and in the middle of the fight (I was running actually, but that sounds not quite heroic in an epic tale) a few nasty goblins managed to lighten me of my purse. Damn those rascals! I would like to skin 'em alive so bad!! Only I had the means...
Anyway I guessed right. The city still was secure and with the help of my old friends, a few jingling coins tucked into my boots, entering it proved to be a piece of cake. The guards are still under payed, just like in the old days, so they are always open for a little "discrete discussion".
The mighty city of Khorinis, prized jewel on the King's crown!
Well, at least that's what it was before the invasion. Now only a pallid shadow of its former self, a backwater settlement, nothing more, waiting to be ransacked and sweeped away from the face of the earth by the horde. Which, by the way could happen any moment, as soon as the last of the paladins leave. Lucky for me they are still here and not too lucky for me, they also confiscated every weapon in town, and the smith Harad is also kind of seized by them, working day and night, forging swords like a madman. - "DUTY" - he says, huh... don't make me laugh...
But he saw the remaining silver coins I fished out of my boots, and you know how the saying goes: "every saint has a past and every sinner has a future" so now I sit here, in this seedy inn, wait and drink. He said he has some off cuts and bits of steel, leftovers from previous swords. Maybe he can forge something useful out of them. Who knows...
"Buuuuuurrppp" - erupts a stout belch from the audience, a chronic boozer and last man still in the alehouse at this hour, before collapsing under the table.
Well now... I guess it is time to see, what the smith came up with...
And here she is!
It is 33.5 cm long, the blade is 18.5 cm long, 4 cm wide and 5 mm thick, forged of many off cuts, bits and pieces of previous blades and billets. A scrapmascus!
The handle is made of antler and bone. All housed in a thick leather sheath.


Hope you guys like it! :)


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I always like your stories and your style.
I find it very interesting the unusual filework on the spine of this knife
 

hellize

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I always like your stories and your style.
I find it very interesting the unusual filework on the spine of this knife
Glad you like it! :)
Actually that is not filework, but arc welding marks (melted and hardened steel really) :D I first used it as decoration on my roach killer knife about 2 years ago, to enhance the post apocalyptic look.
 

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Very cool Hellize. Love the usage of scrap cutoffs (waste not, want not). Like always I enjoy the details. The lanyard ring is cool, and the spine has texture. Well done sir!
 

hellize

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Very cool Hellize. Love the usage of scrap cutoffs (waste not, want not). Like always I enjoy the details. The lanyard ring is cool, and the spine has texture. Well done sir!
Thanks a lot! :)
Yeah, I hate to trow away perfectly good bits of steel :D And anyway, we do live in the golden age of recycling, don't we?
 
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That one I really like as the antler handle really complements the blade shape and pattern of the scrapmascus.

You really should take up writing a much longer piece than these great introductions to the blades you show us
 

hellize

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That one I really like as the antler handle really complements the blade shape and pattern of the scrapmascus.

You really should take up writing a much longer piece than these great introductions to the blades you show us
Thank you very much, glad you like it! :)
Well, if I start to write longer stories, there is a strong chance that most fellows would get bored till they get to the knife itself :D
 

hellize

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That scrapmascus looks better than a lot of my damascus. :p
Nah!! I do follow you on DA, and know that you are talking nonsense, my friend! :D You will not fool me...
I can't imagine what you do with your blades, but those contrasts are completely otherworldly! ;)
 

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enjoyable read and cool looking blade too!
 

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Nah!! I do follow you on DA, and know that you are talking nonsense, my friend! :D You will not fool me...
I can't imagine what you do with your blades, but those contrasts are completely otherworldly! ;)


Lol! I love dA. I haven't been very active on there lately though. They did give my last bowie a DD, but now I keep getting notes asking if I died. :p
 
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Fantastic! I love the rough edge on the spine a lot. Also, that ring at the end, forgive my ignorance, its not a pommel, but it's awesome! I really like it a lot.
 

hellize

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Fantastic! I love the rough edge on the spine a lot. Also, that ring at the end, forgive my ignorance, its not a pommel, but it's awesome! I really like it a lot.
Thanks :) Yeah, I also like those little rings at the end of knives, it makes them look ancient in away.
 
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