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by Eric C
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: An Excellent Opportunity
Replies: 7
Views: 8599

Re: An Excellent Opportunity

Well I guess I can make all the excuses I want. But now it's time to dive back in.
by Eric C
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Stump shooting?
Replies: 6
Views: 8780

Re: Stump shooting?

You are inspiring me to get back with it. But with pinched nerves in my shoulder and neck, I'll have to start slow and light. It could be good therapy.
by Eric C
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: An Excellent Opportunity
Replies: 7
Views: 8599

Re: An Excellent Opportunity

It was a lot of fun. I regret not being active here for quite a while now. But I am seeing more face-to-face opportunities lately. I do hope everyone knows that I'm still a ranger and I'm still around. I'm hoping to be of more value here when I fully return.
by Eric C
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: An Excellent Opportunity
Replies: 7
Views: 8599

An Excellent Opportunity

In early October I got the opportunity to be the demonstrating blacksmith for a local event. The time period was colonial. Since I didn't have anything really colonial, I dressed in my ranger clothing to smith. Tonight, the lady that put the event together had an appreciation meal at her home. She a...
by Eric C
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: knives and other things
Replies: 7
Views: 9308

Re: knives and other things

Thanks for the kind words everyone. I needed them about now as I tweaked an injured nerve in my shoulder yesterday in the forge. This is getting old. Anyway, I'm willing to let the file knives go for $75.00 shipped CONUS. If there is anything else you would like to know the prices of, just let me kn...
by Eric C
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: knives and other things
Replies: 7
Views: 9308

knives and other things

Hi folks, We've opened an etsy shop where we post our items now. Here's a link to it: https://www.etsy.com/shop/IchtheanForge?ref=seller-platform-mcnav I encourage you to check out the site, but if you see something there that you like, reply here. I'm willing to cut the prices for my brothers and s...
by Eric C
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Leatherwork: Diapering (pic heavy)
Replies: 6
Views: 12202

Re: Leatherwork: Diapering (pic heavy)

That's a really cool stitch. I may have to practice that one.
by Eric C
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Forum Stuff
Topic: image upload still working?
Replies: 3
Views: 6975

Re: image upload still working?

So we can upload images straight to the forum now? I should hang around more often!
by Eric C
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Outings
Topic: 2017 Southeast Moot
Replies: 9
Views: 13758

Re: 2017 Southeast Moot

Your kits were great last time. So I can't wait to see what you do this time around.
by Eric C
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Outings
Topic: Southeastern Spring Ranger Moot
Replies: 0
Views: 5987

Southeastern Spring Ranger Moot

Okay, so a few weeks ago I caused a little bit of a stir on my knifemaking page on Facebook when I posted some pics of the family out in garb at Medoc Mountain State Park, maybe 15 miles from my house. No, there is no mountain there. Anyway, the question I was asked is, "When are we going to ha...
by Eric C
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Eric
Replies: 10
Views: 10576

Re: Happy Birthday Eric

happy birthday, eric. Thank you kindly! Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. It has been a good day. After working the day job this morning, I spent time with family and moved some knives closer to completion for an upcoming fair. Also, I know I have been absent again. I've started studying thr...
by Eric C
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Eric
Replies: 10
Views: 10576

Re: Happy Birthday Eric

Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone. It has been a good day. After working the day job this morning, I spent time with family and moved some knives closer to completion for an upcoming fair. Also, I know I have been absent again. I've started studying through the good professor's writings in sea...
by Eric C
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Initiate's Blade WIP
Replies: 1
Views: 4932

Re: Initiate's Blade WIP

Hopefully you can see the knife a little better in this video. There are other projects in this video as well.

https://youtu.be/8LtICg_qwJs
by Eric C
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Initiate's Blade WIP
Replies: 1
Views: 4932

Initiate's Blade WIP

Okay, this one is forged from 1095 steel. It has vine pattern file work on the spine, but I didn't get a picture of it. I will try tomorrow. Some stats as they stand now: OAL: ~ 17" Blade length:~ 10 1/4" Blade width: 1 1/4" at the widest point Thickness: 3/16" This blade is curr...
by Eric C
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Question for bladesmiths / historians: steel of the Dunedain
Replies: 12
Views: 10578

Re: Question for bladesmiths / historians: steel of the Dunedain

I'm still behind on the forums, so I'm just coming across this discussion. As a smith, this topic interests me immensely. For a while now, I have toyed with the idea of trying to study Tolkein's works from the Silmarilian onward to see what I can glean about their metalworking. But I can't find my c...