EMS Week Sculpture

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From sketch to prototype to finished piece.

A sculpture to recognize the scars that are left on our first responders from the emergencies they respond to.

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Knife Trophy

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I belong to the Northern Minnesota Metalsmith Club.  We take turns making trophies for contest that are held at our spring contest.

It was my turn this year to make a trophy for the knife contest.

I went “old school and created a sculpture that honored the first cutting tools mankind created during our ice age.

The Curly Handled Knife

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Knives and primitive tools fascinate me.

In our modern world, we’re so protected from the reality that is nature, we take for granted how important this one tool is.

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It gave us tooth and claw to better protect ourselves from predators and our enemies.

It gave us the ability to make other tools to more easily acquire food shelter and clothing.

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In my book, a man should never have to ask another man for a knife, unless he’s broken his in mortal combat.

Butterfly Season

It’s butterfly sculpture season here in the studio.

If you see something you like on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com

Fishing Hook

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A fun door handle or towel rack for the cabin.  I make this hook when doing blacksmith demonstrations. After, I bring it back to the shop and finish it up for sale up here in Lake Country.

If you see something you like on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com

Story Board Sculptures

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Story board sculptures are not only good for a student to understand the process of forging a particular item.  They also educate the customer on the skill and patience that is needed to accomplish a project.

Here I’ve turned a story board sculpture into a business card holder that will sit on my display table.

If you see something you like on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com

Crysknife

AB7B9468-62CB-4EA4-BC1D-079335109522Since reading Frank Herbert’s novel Dune, I have always had a fascination with the Fremen desert warriors depicted in the book along with their Crysknife.

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I’ve even commissioned knife maker Jerry Hobbs to hammer forge one from my own design. You can read more about that journey by clicking HERE.

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However, I just had to make one myself.

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If you couldn’t tell, my creation is the one on the bottom with the red handle.  It’s made from a farrier rasp.

If you see something you like (besides this knife) on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com