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The Will of Mezhkotzy by LaughingScarab The Will of Mezhkotzy by LaughingScarab
Part 2 of a three-part series.

This is the Will of Mezhkotzy the Scarab, piercing difficulties with focus and strength.

The inscription reads, "Force of Will on Mind and Matter"

A dagger, 11in. long, made in 1018 steel, fine silver, carved ebony, carved antler, Sternocera aequistignata shells, almandine garnet and peridot. No parts were pre-fabricated.
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RevampLife Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow
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Iron-Eye Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! - Amasing work, it has been featured here [link]
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mhc4444 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is that a dorodango behind the knife o.o ???
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
It's a copper bowl I forged.
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mhc4444 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ohhh XD
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Black-Feather Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love the teeth in the blade!!!
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Zoe-the-Rune-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely breathtaking! I had no idea you made knives or weapons at all until i delved deeper into your gallery. The antler on the handle is a very nice touch, kind of like a handguard.
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I love the teeth on the blade
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Koeyohte Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! I have never seen anything like this! :) You made everything entirely yourself, too, so that is very cool! :D

~Koey
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pie-r-2d Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
that is freakin awesome!
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PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
antler is the ultimate bitch....or so I've been told. anyway, I've never been so lucky to work with it, so I greatly admire this for both reasons--the craft, and the fact that it's antler.

anyway, great work
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Thanks! Antler is a bugger to carve, and it smells awful as it is pulverized by power tools.
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PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
I know what you mean about the smell. I use a lot of bone, hoof and horn in the stuff that I do, and I try to do as much drilling as I can by hand. It takes forever, but it's very meditative, and there's a greater sense of accomplishment once it's finished. but drilling is so different than cutting...cutting horn with a saw almost as bad of a smell as drilling hooves with an electric drill...yuk
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jemnisimi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Fansaaaaay!

I wish I had all your tools and knowledge at my disposal! It looks like it was extremely fun to make. ;) I bet you're super proud of the outcome, as ya should be!
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
Oh yeah, this was a tremendously fun piece to make. Despite working like a lunatic to meet the deadline, in hindsight it was tons of fun, and the outcome is wicked awesome. Thank ye!
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
1018 is not a tool steel, it is one of the low carbon steels. O1, A2, A36, S2, S7, W1, W2, D2, M70, M2, M7, M4, H13 These are tool steels.

It looks great though. I like the teeth on it but the horn is a little overkill. Over all nice show piece.
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Terame Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
You forgot to mention my favourite steel for blades.... ATS-34 (similar to 134 CM) keeps an edge like you wouldn't believe ;)
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Trust me there are many more that I didn't mention. but I don't think I have heard of ATS-34. I am vary well versed on steels and have not heard of that one. My favorites are the W series and D2 tool steels.
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Terame Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
oops! 154 CM
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Blast me, you're right. Shows my knowledge of steel, I suppose. And yeah, the horn is totally overkill- as a ritual/display piece, it is meant to be over-the-top in ornament. In a way, it ensures that the dagger is not considered an actual weapon or utilitarian in any practical way- it is reserved for magic.
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Jarathorn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah okay. It looks good though.
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twilightelf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Looks fucking amazing.
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Thank ye!
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Thanks!
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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zelgreywards Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Weird... and quite interesting. I like it a lot!
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Thank ye, wierd is certainly my style.
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zelgreywards Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
I can see that, and you certainly handle it well :D

I've been browsing your works; great stuff!
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Student General Artist
that's cool, a bit creepy looking but still cool.
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Thanks, creepy and awesome often go hand-in-hand when it comes to art.
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jadisofeternity Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Student General Artist
lol true up to a point, tho they both also walk alone at times.
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0kHz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist
omg! awesoem!
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Ugrik Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
I like the handle (i would so much like to know how you did it and hows the tang connected) and blade but the horn in the back is bit overkill. I teeth-like thingies on the blade are very refreshing idea. Is it bad if i tried something similar one day?
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
To each their own. If this dagger were intended to be a functional piece I would not have made the design so elaborate, but for its purpose, it is ideal.
The tang was set into a simple drilled hole in the handle, where it fit snugly and was bolstered by epoxy resin. It is solid ebony, carved into shape with channels running up the sides, which were then set with slices of beetle shell. A generous coat of lacquer gives it a shine.
I have no problem with others trying my ideas, as long as none of my original designs are copied of course... the more awesome stuff there is in the world, the better. Go for it!
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IronBeaver Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Very nice. How were the teeth/horns set in the spine near the ricasso?
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
The silver piece that is riveted to the blade forms a series of sockets as it wraps around to the other side. The horns were set from the back before the silver was riveted onto the blade, and a combination of a little epoxy resin and the compression against the blade holds them firmly in place.
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GEOvanneGEO Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
this is too cool, if i was to be stabbed, id want to be stabbed with that
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Void-Hamlet-Herself Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seconded! :wow:
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
That is possibly the best response I have heard to date. Thanks!
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Animal-Obssesed1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Wow that is amazing. I love it. You are amazing at making stuff like that.
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Haha, Thank ye muchly!
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Animal-Obssesed1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Lol You're welcome
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CrazyChucky Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
*has an awesomegasm*
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Clean that up, geez man, I just mopped
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Zyouki Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
very cool, I like the colors in the handle
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Thank ye! Beetle shell is a wonderful material.
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Cehualli Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is pretty awesome. Do you use these for ritual purposes?
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
This one, yes. The three parts of the Mezhkotzy set are the tools for a spell of Inspiration.
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bierderlack Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
lovely :dance:
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