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Mythos Hunters Dagger II by vonmeer Mythos Hunters Dagger II by vonmeer
Sheath made of an unknown substance and blade of a unique copper alloy thats hard as steel....

Ok, I made the hilt and sheath of polymer clay, with a handmade pewter Elder Sign (Lovecraft version) built into it. The crossgaurd is pewter and the blade is steel, both chemically treated to look like copper.

Elder signs are carved on both sides. I imagine it can be a weapon with the sheath on or off and used by a hero fighting against the Cthulhu Mythos.
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MonstrositiesNZ Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow this looks amazing!
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Flash-Fic-Month Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
[link] This art has been featured by FFM. Thanks for your inspiring work.
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vonmeer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010
OMG this is now featured on PROPNOMICON !!!!!!!!!!!!
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NeonEscapist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Dude, that is really cool!
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vonmeer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Thank you, and thank you again for the Fave!!!!
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Morhathol Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
That looks really good, thanks for sharing :)
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vonmeer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Thank you, I'll keep the Cthulhu comming. I need to upload my statue of Tsathoggua soon.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I would love to have something like that! :D
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Taikasieni Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
That's nice :D
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vonmeer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Thank you!! It's sharp too, I wanted it to be a real working knife.
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panaceanplague99 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
I like that you give a brief look into you're process of creation. Very cool stuff! Seeing you're stuff has reminded me of how much I miss being able to do metal working...
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vonmeer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Thank you!!! Yeah metal work is fun. Right now I only really do pewterwork, I had a chance to play with my friend Fearghus's Forge but it will be a long time until I can do Ironwork.

This summer I plan to build a viking Kiln and set up my own blacksmithing forge to expand my arts.
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panaceanplague99 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Nice! I'm pretty much stuck doing clay and mold working only, can't wait to graduate and find a place with a little more room so I can start playing around. I look forward to seeing what you come up with working with a forge, sounds like a lot of fun. :)
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vonmeer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
All you need to do pewter is a few cheap items and a kitchen counter.
1. a set of exacto knives to carve the soapstone or cheap wood Chisels.
2. some soapstone
3. a Cast iron ladle and a propane torch (check local gunstore for the ladle $15-30)
4. A large 1 foot x1 foot, marble tile to pour the molten metal over ($3-5)
5. Some welding gloves, or thick leather gloves.

When I built the dagger I needed to make a pewter crossguard on the knife that looked ...primitive, not factory made. So I made a mold of raw sculpy with a soapstone back and it poured perfectly.
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panaceanplague99 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Thanks so much!
It will be nice to play with some metal again! :)
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a man of many talents I see! Very creative and great craftsmanship. It looks really ancient.
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vonmeer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Thanks!!! I chemically treat it to age and patina.

The chemical that turns the metal coppery, also adds verdigris if not quickly washed off.

The sheath I used layers of light tinting between layers of shellac.
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Mistgod Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome.
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