Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind
- Feb 17, 2009
When i see old picture like this one i think that we reinventing the wheel next time when someone start thread to accuse someone about coping design .............i will use this pictureA while ago I found out about the Opera da Bartolomeo Scappi, and the famous illustration of knives.
I've had a go at making a couple of knives inspired by these. This is my second attempt.
I interpreted the drawing as a cleaver type blade, but with a finer tip for slicing. Obviously some of the details are different: my understanding is that craftspeople at this time worked more to a general pattern rather than making precise copies, so i decided to tweak small details.
Blade is 5160 with a forced patina, handle is red gum and brass. There are a bunch of little flaws because i was trying forging and finishing techniques, but overall it seems ok.