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allessence
04-26-2017, 07:29 PM
Today I spent the day forging and finishing the last piece in the colonial kitchen set.. All that is left for the set now is the holder.. Which thankfully at this point I'll be glad to move off of bowled utensils.. The amount of time to finish them is to much..


. I finished the sharpening of the knife tip and is the reason it has a grainy appearance.. I need to refinish it to get it all matched but that is a job for another day..

Here are the pictures.

Matt Shade
04-26-2017, 08:13 PM
I am impressed. The finish on the spoons especially is great, they look like something that has to be handmade, but they don't really look handmade if that makes any sense. Very cool set :cool:

GWIZ
04-27-2017, 02:48 AM
Nice.

toprecycler
04-27-2017, 05:34 AM
Nice indeed![emoji4]


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allessence
04-27-2017, 08:52 AM
I am impressed. The finish on the spoons especially is great, they look like something that has to be handmade, but they don't really look handmade if that makes any sense. Very cool set :cool:

Thank you Matt.. You just gave me the highest compliment I could have ever hoped for.. To be hand made, but look like they are not.. (factory made).. So to speak..

You made my day..

Nice.

Nice indeed![emoji4]



Thanks guys.. :)

Ironman
04-28-2017, 08:46 AM
Nobody could imagine the time spent on finishing on this set, but the workmanship is beautiful.

milomilo
04-28-2017, 11:17 AM
They look like the best stuff you have done, IMHO. Matt said it best.

terry lingle
04-28-2017, 07:08 PM
Very nice Jenn that was a lot of work. I do have a question though The knife is different at the hanging end why did you make it that way if it is part of a set?

allessence
04-30-2017, 07:02 AM
Nobody could imagine the time spent on finishing on this set, but the workmanship is beautiful.

Spoons and ladle bowls are the worst to finish.. Ideally having the right dishing tools speeds up the process 500%.. I used what I had in the trailer and was a great "how to" for people who don't have the equipment or swages to do it justice.. But Gerry you said it.. I might make a video how to one hammer and swage making...

Thanks..

They look like the best stuff you have done, IMHO. Matt said it best.

Thanks Chris.. In the last 12 years I would certainly agree.. It's a coming back party so to speak.. :)..

Very nice Jenn that was a lot of work. I do have a question though The knife is different at the hanging end why did you make it that way if it is part of a set?

Sorry but this will take a little bit to explain..

Ah, you caught me.. :D... Not really.. I get it.. Why doesn't the knife have a rat tail finial like the rest of the kit????

Being of sound mind and body (oops thats someone else).. The design of the knife blade itself is what makes it period correct.. Actually putting a rat tail on the knife would have been incorrect, and while no one else would have caught it unless they were histortians. The knife was updated to be more user freindly..

I took liberties in 2 areas.. 1 is overall length. and 2 was handle design..

This style of blade traditionally was a kitchen knife and the blade was shorter by a couple of inches.. Also narrower by the handle, Proportionally it is correct for length and width but it's still over sized..

Then the handle.. Of which has a blending of old and new.. Having a belly on the handle is a more modern concept..

Originally i was going to put a coffin handle on it.. That would have been gorgeous with the blade and wood and pins.. I still might make one because it would be that spectacular..

But because the coffin handle is not that comfortable in a larger size like this knife, it would need it got modified to have the belly.. If you watch the video you will see where the blade/handle had the coffin shape and then i changed it..

The loop hole on the end was a traditional item for butcher blades but not seen very often in homestead blades.. But I wanted some way to add it to the hanger.. Ideally it should have been made finer and slightly larger but it becomes what would the hand want if in use for 8hrs out of the day..

It's funny but I got the same question on a few sites but one guy who his avatar is someone in leather clothes with a coon hat said" Wow a full set with a colonial style knife" Was really neat as he picked up on it right away.. It's kind of a rare design..

allessence
05-04-2017, 07:31 PM
Video is done.. Here is the link.. :)

https://youtu.be/IfsbEEOFupg

pepi
05-04-2017, 09:33 PM
Those are ........... hmm what can I say......?.... KILLER !

very nice.

Greg

allessence
05-05-2017, 07:37 PM
Those are ........... hmm what can I say......?.... KILLER !

very nice.

Greg
Thanks Greg.. I'm working at it.. :)