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Archet by CouteliersduValBlanc Archet by CouteliersduValBlanc
So named for its resemblance in balance with a violin bow. I know what you're thinking. What kind of handle is that and how do I hold it? The proof is in the holding, it balances magnificently and precisely between thumb and forefinger at the neck of the handle. We took advantage of the balance similarities to take some design cues as well. Hence the ebony scales with mother of pearl inlay. The rivets are silver, and the blade 01 steel.
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wbyrd Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
it looks like it would just about become an extension of your hand .
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FischbroetchenJones Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I would buy it :3
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Gale-OneOfMany Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a beauty. Looks like it'd be fun to throw.
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CosmoMaker Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student General Artist
it looks very good for cutting leather!
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hornethornet Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
If you made a utilitaian version, maybe it would throw well too...
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kayceethe166 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is beautiful. so simple, yet clearly so dangerous still. well done!
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Mnkewrench Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
one of the best ways to establish scale in these is to have it held in hand..would love to see a larger version of this..fighting axe size..I think the balance would hold true//although the other end might need a bit of a counterweight ball with the blade size increased..great shapes..thanks
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CouteliersduValBlanc Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm... I handn't considered that in an axe direction at all. You may be on to something there, while I don't think I'd just upscale this and turn it into an axe, with a few tweaks.... You've got my mind rolling now. Thanks for the input :)
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Mnkewrench Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
No problem ..will be looking forward to seeing what you make of it...Thanks again for your inovative bladework..certainly inspiring..
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bkh1914 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An elegant knife, and something I could see using all the time in the workshop. :thumbsup:
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MechaCloud Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
looks rather like a scalpel a rather fluid ornate looking scalpel but scalpel none the less, it's pretty cool
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CouteliersduValBlanc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
A bit of a large scalpel, but my sheathmaker would wholeheartedly agree with that assessment. Glad you like it.
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vinousReverie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I would like to buy 2, maybe more.. very cool. sale?
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CouteliersduValBlanc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Not quite for sale yet, but will be eventually, if you keep an eye on our website, we should have a price up around february.
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CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
While elegant, I'm not seeing the purpose of this knife. Does it have a specific purpose, or task/s that it is well suited for, or just a different looking knife? It looks like it might make a good skinning knife due to the angle of the blade in relation to the handle, but there isn't much actual blade. That might be a good thing, when I think about it in that purpose.
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CouteliersduValBlanc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It makes for a good leather working knife, or so says our sheath maker, its is indeed a good shape of blade for skinning. This one is really on personal feel. Once you hold it, you know if you'd have a use for it or not.
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CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fair enough.
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dianxue Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I love how elegant the lines are.
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CouteliersduValBlanc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
We put quite some work into the designs to exactly that purpose. We could receive no higher praise. Thank you.
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Densoro Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I'm trying to get a sense of scale -- is this an an axe of some sort, or some kind of knife? It's beautiful regardless, and the motion of that handle makes me think you have a serious understanding of ergonomics ^^
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CouteliersduValBlanc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Its a knife, the blade is a little under two inches long, that should give you a better idea of the general size of it. We're still trying to decide how to reference scale in the images without the ugliness of laying a ruler beside it. Anyhow. Very happy you like it!
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neophot Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Beautiful! For sale?
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CouteliersduValBlanc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Soon to be, around february perhaps, we'll put a price up on our website as soon as we can.
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neophot Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Great!
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