The magic and Pure Alchemy of Iron

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Not much but happy 2015.

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A few new forgings/creations. Day job continues to erode my forging time.

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New Daggers Knives and Jewelry Gallery.

 

 

Many new works of Iron! Some of which are forged from a special source of Iron that has been struck by lightning!

Everything above is basically Iron works.

New HC knives will be posted soon!

 

Thanks for looking!


Cold Chiseling Runes Gallery

Katala spelled in Elder Futhark. Chiseled pre hardening.
 
Typically a Runic engraving on a blade served as a name tag and name of the blade itself . The blade above is named “Katala” it is an Athame or Witches Dagger. If I had the blade for myself  I would have written “Katala”  Hröð owns me” naming the blade and owner. So if your setting out to cut Runes this is a good start for having something in mind when you begin.
 

Athame: A tool used by a Witch, Sorcerer or Shaman for various energy practices and rituals. Done in Nordic style with chiseled Runic marks.

 
 
 

Recycled Wrought Iron with Visigothic influence. ATHAME.

 

Wrought Iron Athame with Chiseled Runes.

 
 
 

Wrought Iron Athame with Antler handle.

 

Recycled Steel: Wroughr iron Athame with brushed finish.Cold chiseled Runes. Heat Steel to orange and allow to cool fully for best result.

 
 

Hand stamped Runic engraving. (Cold chiseled in to steel while still soft)

 
 
The most important trick to cutting Runes is being very relaxed and realizing that most Runic engraving are very freehand. This is not latin script so please by all means be creative with your engraving and try a nice organic format. It will end up looking truly authentic. Any High carbon steel tool that makes a perfect vertical line will do nicely for chiseling and remember to soften your steel before attempting. Runes are combinations of straight lines for this exact purpose of cutting them into metal, wood and bone.
 
 
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Viking Iron Work Jewelry Gallery

 
 
 

This gallery features Viking jewelry pieces forged from iron. Iron was a very valuable metal in the Viking age and is still to this day believed to be a holy metal for warding off evil spirits. This makes it the ideal material for jewelry and charms related to repelling evil or negative energy.

Traditional Mjollnir recycled from a steel band.

 

Small Iron Mjollnir with ring

 
 

Traditional iron work Mjollnir

 
 

Viking Ormr

 

Thor's Axe/Hammer inspired by stone age and bronze age concepts of Mjollnir

 
 
 

Pure Iron. Over 100 year old material. Acid etch.

 

Traditional Mjollnir with ring.

 
 

Brushed iron Mjollnir.

 
 
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Athame Gallery and Explanation.

 

The Athame is a ritual dagger used in various forms of  Witchcraft to cast circles and transfer energy similar to a wand. Like any tool for any job I design my Athame or Witch Daggers for the purpose of energy work and symbolism. Modern wrought iron or 1018 is my prefered material.  The more iron content the better for this use as I am a believer in metaphysics and energy utilization. Pure wrought iron if available is the finest for this type of item because there is no edge on an Athame. The blade shape is symbolic. In ancient Norse culture iron is a holy material of great importance.  A Norse custom of hammering iron nails above the door is believed to guard your home from unwanted spirits or Trolls because they dislike iron.

This gallery contains some of my favorite creative pieces for this purpose.

 

Hardened iron blade with Runes hand chiseled. handle is mule deer antler. Design on Antler is inspired by bronze age Slavic pottery.

Rams Head With Custom Sawback.

Dragon Spear Athame with Leather vand hemp handle wrap.

 
 
 

Nordic Bronze Age Inspired Athame

 
 

Dragon blade, Norse handle and Labradorite accents.

 
 

Solid hammer hardened copper. Great energy.

 
Thanks for looking.
 
 
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COPPER GALLERY.

Hammer with Thor image.

Hand forged copper Thor’s hammer amulet.
 
 

Copper Athame/Seax with Antler Tine.

 

Forged Gotland inspired spiral with mat patina.

 
Acid etched Thor’s Hammer with forged ring.

Engraved Thor's hammer. Copper art.Copper Athame. Viking style.

Copper fork.

 
 

Gotland Spiral.

 

Copper grouping.

 

Viking spirals.

 

Textured Hammer.Norse Spoon.

 

Zoom.

 

Acid etch.

 
 
 
 

 Copper works.

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