Sheath for Art Deco Explosion.

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Fred.Rowe, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Fred.Rowe

    Fred.Rowe Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    May 2, 2004
    I draw inspiration from the art deco and art nouveau periods. The sculpted jewelry and bronze castings done during the era amaze me.

    The knife and sheath pictured below, I realize are gaudy by today's standards; but they were inspired by art from another time period.

    These days my design interest is not focused on the contemporary; its more about experimentation and "going where no man has gone before":)

    The sculpted bauble is by Ann Murrell a local craftswoman.

    The knife in the sheath measures 17 inches tip to tip.:eek:

    Tell me what you think.

    Regards, Fred



  2. indian george

    indian george

    Feb 15, 1999
    Sweeeet!!! LF:thumbup::cool::D
  3. Salem Straub

    Salem Straub

    Oct 20, 2008
    Fred, that's really beautiful and inspiring. I love that sheath. It's SO elegant. Art Deco and Art Nouveau are some of my favorite styles of decorative art, I had a coffe table book on the work of Edgar Brandt (french Art Deco blacksmith) that was mind blowing and I've always wanted to try something in that style.

    I guess I haven't yet, because I don't think I have the chops to pull it off. It sure looks like you do.
  4. Phil Dwyer

    Phil Dwyer

    Feb 28, 2006
    Gaudy is not a word that would ever have occurred to me to describe that knife and sheath. I believe Salem hit the proverbial nail on the head...elegant!
  5. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    N-I-C-E, Fred, real nice!
  6. tryppyr


    Feb 5, 2010
    I'm in love...
  7. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Beautiful knife and sheath.....
  8. Kevin Jones

    Kevin Jones

    Oct 28, 2006
    I agree, not gaudy at all. Though I'm not crazy about the guard
    design I like the overall knife and sheath package very much.

    And yes, elegance describes it well.

    Is the pin face different from side to side?
  9. justintyme


    Oct 9, 2009
    It reminds me of my ol lady...both have sexy curves I could admire all day.
  10. moon59


    May 2, 2005
    Yet another stunning piece Fred!!!
  11. Burton Harruff

    Burton Harruff

    Oct 1, 2007
    Sheath turned out very nice Freddie. -Burton

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