Messerschmieden bei Ferrum

40 Bilder

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Before we begin

  • Pascal: “This is my knife. There are many like it, but this one is mine…”
  • Remo: “I hope no one... [More]

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Armin and Pascal at the pre-smithing briefing

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The home-made forge (made from a propane gas bottle)

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Karin, Marco, Remo and Dani at the forge

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Karin carefully extracts her knife from the forge

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Remo works at the forge while Marco looks on

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Karin at the anvil

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Daniel (the proprietor) shows Remo how it's done

Remo has adopted a position (hands behind the back, looking on with interest) that would serve us... [More]

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The back side of the forge

That’s Karin in the background.

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A row of tongs by the forge

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Armin (talking to Pascal)

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Armin heads to the forge

Three of us (Armin, Stephan and Pascal) used the back of the forge so that all eight of us could... [More]

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Marco and Dani messing around with the anvil

Dani’s idea, not mine. I was genuinely worried that we’d be thrown out if Daniel (the proprietor)... [More]

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First stage is complete

The basic shape of the knife has been hammered/pressed out. We did some of the hammering and... [More]

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Dani is focused ... on getting some water

It was about 29°C in the main room, so we were advised to stay well-hydrated.

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Encodo photographs itself

Karin takes a picture of Urs taking a picture of Karin.

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Pascal shaping the handle of his hunting knife

Check out those awesome safety glasses he’s wearing. He’s clearing the most hipster-stylish member... [More]

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DJ Urs

Urs was the only one that grabbed the Swiss-military–issue ear-protection.