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the stick

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by hellize, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    From the brothel's wine cellar a hidden trap door led further down to a dark passage through a jarring staircase, which he hoped will connect at some point to the institute itself.
    He struck a match, its light somewhat enhanced by the bronze pipes bolted to the ceiling and hurried his steps as much as he could, finally reaching the old riveted iron door at the end. It was bolted shut.
    A sudden rattling noise skived his ear, turned his head and looked back in horror. At the far end of the passage, above the staircase, the door was opened. Someone was coming. He was caught between them and the closed door, like a cornered rat. In a surge of strength he took three steps and jumped, bracing one foot against the wall and thrusting off, catching the other foot on the opposite side and thrusting again, higher, so that his outstretched arms could reach the pipes. A pair of legs were visible descending the stairs.
    He pulled himself up, wrapping his legs around the pipes, and then through sheer force rolled over above them, so he faced the floor. He looked down with despair. His stick pulled apart and readied. There was nothing else he could do.
    They were coming. How long had he taken? Had he been seen? Heard?
    A moment later - holding his breath despite his heaving chest - he saw them. One held a torch, the other rummaging his pocket. Finally a large key appeared, gleaming in the torch's blaze, which disappeared soon enough in the ancient doors keyhole. Heavenly light engulfed the tunnel, just for a second, before the total darkness took hold of it again.

    The stick is 785 grams in total, 52 cm long in its closed state. The blade itself is 31.5 cm long, 28 mm wide and 6 mm thick, Forged of 5160.
    The scabbard as well as the hilt is constructed of wenge and iron.
    Closes with a manly click and it also needs considerable force to be opened. Behaves as a mace prior to it ;)


    It is available ;)


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    Hengelo_77, LizaMari, Low_rez and 6 others like this.
  2. Mongo

    Mongo

    Nov 5, 2001
    SWEET! I love it!
     
  3. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff

    115
    Nov 24, 2014
    Another scintilating tale to introduce the hero of the hour. I expect it enabled its carrier to effect his escape after dealing to those who stood in the path to freedom. A fantastic combintion of form and function made to enhance the pleasure of viewing and using it. I like it a lot.
     
  4. TK Steingass

    TK Steingass Knifemaker - Buckeye Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 16, 2010
    well done tale - well done stick. BTW, a good author like yourself will get richer bent over a computer writing tales than bent over a grinder inhaling dust :D
     
  5. Munckmm

    Munckmm

    89
    May 20, 2017
    That's bada$$! Very cool!
     
  6. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    Me likey!
     
  7. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    Thanks a lot :)
     
  8. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    Thanks a lot! :)
    But I can not take the full credit unfortunately. The stick was inspired by Cardinal Chang's weapon and the tale from his adventures in the awesome novel The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters.
     
  9. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    Thanks, but I have to confess, I cheated here ;)
     
  10. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    Thanks a lot! :)
     
  11. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    Glad you do :)
     
  12. Dago Red

    Dago Red Gold Member Gold Member

    879
    Jun 16, 2008
    I love this! It combines two of my favorite things, clubs and blades! You don't even have to open it unless things get really awful.

    Red
     
  13. junglefighter

    junglefighter

    220
    Aug 13, 2008
    Good concept and design.. I first saw this concept in the Philippines where the rattan was hollowed out and the blade was slid into it like a sheath.. question is, how is the wood going to sustain the impact of a "oops, upside your head" application? <G>
     
  14. SpySmasher

    SpySmasher Lead Guitar

    Sep 1, 2016
    That is really great.
     
  15. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    Thanks! Hopefully it won't come to that thou :D
     
  16. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    Thanks! :)
    I think it could handle anything like that! The iron accessories aren't just ornamentation, they actively hold the whole thing together, and there was also tons of epoxi applied :D
     
  17. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    Glad you like it, Sir!
     
  18. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Missed this somehow, love it!!!!
     
  19. hellize

    hellize KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 24, 2010
    Thanks! :) Stalk me at facebook if you wish. I put everything up there too. That way it is harder to miss ;)
     
  20. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    I don't have this often. But this piece had me wondering if I could purchase it from you. And then I remembered that I just purchased a new grinder....so probably not.
     

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