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Postby Hugh » Fri May 02, 2008 1:05 pm

I have become very much attached to the work of Michael "Tinker" Pearce out near Seattle, WA. He is a master swordsmith and does great things with steel but what I admire most is his wood carving work on the hilts. I now have four of his pieces, a friction folder made from a deer antler tine, a seax knife, a cinquedea, and his Vendetta Corse. This latter is a smallish knife rather like a Scottish Sgain Ochles, the hideaway knife that the Highlanders carried around their necks under their shits or tucked up into their armpits. All of the above may be seen by looking in his Gallery or Archives. His site address is:
http://www.tinkerswords.com/

I am especially taken with the work that he does on his Highland Dirks. These are especially nice.
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Postby f.Channell » Fri May 02, 2008 1:38 pm

You might enjoy these Hugh.

Beautiful work.

http://www.hammersmithknives.com/gallery.htm

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Postby Hugh » Fri May 02, 2008 1:49 pm

I like his coffin hilted Bowie. That is a very nicely done version of an American classic.
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Postby Hugh » Fri May 02, 2008 2:05 pm

Here are links to pictures of the Tinker work that I have. The seax, which Tinker calls a "Hand Sax," is about 2/3 of the way down the page at
http://www.tinkerswords.com/knifearch.html
The cinquedea is the second item down on http://www.tinkerswords.com/Daggers.html
While the Vendetta Corsa is at the bottom of the same page.
The friction folder is at the top of this page
http://www.tinkerswords.com/Folderarch.html
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Postby Hugh » Tue May 06, 2008 9:48 pm

Regarding that friction folder, the one made from a deer's antler tine, it is the only one of my rather large collection of sharp and pointy things that my wife calls "beautiful." That is because she really likes the carving on the antler tine. For me, it is the carving on the hilt of the cinquedea as well as all of those fullers in the blade that grabbed me. How could I resist something with six, count 'rm, six fullers on each side of the blade? :D And that Vendetta Corsa is just so sleek and pretty for what is, in reality, a very deadly weapon.
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Postby f.Channell » Wed May 07, 2008 1:19 am

Going to look at a WWII Japanese dagger tomorrow night.
If I pick it up, I'll try to post a picture.

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Postby f.Channell » Sat May 10, 2008 1:05 am

Now how could I resist it?
This is almost exactly like it.
http://www.medalsandmilitaria.co.uk/cgi ... item=JD001

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Postby Hugh » Mon May 12, 2008 9:43 pm

Whatever floats your boat, Fred. I am not a great fan of the Japanese sword arts or of their bladed weapons. Oh, I appreciate them for their fine workmanship and, in some cases, for their beauty, but I am much more taken with Western Sword Arts, especially the swords and seaxes of the Migration Era.
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