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Mad Surgeon by BLOODSTORME Mad Surgeon by BLOODSTORME
This knife reminds me of the large bladed surgical knives used by Renaissance surgeons, but with a gourlish twist.

The blade is high carbon steel, honed to a razor's edge, and the handle is 316 (marine grade) stainless steel, with a bronze inlay along the inner grip.

There are so many angles on this knife that it was difficult getting a shot where part of it wasn't in shadow, so that I could show off all that shiny metal ...

*** UPDATE ***

Since recieving a DD for this piece, I've recieved a lot of comments about how weak the handle is, and how ineffective this knife would be in combat, so to alay all those fears, I offer the following comments to put your minds at rest :

There is no weakness in the handle where it joins the blade what-so-ever. It is actually larger than it looks in the photo, and was actually made for combat, as are all of my pieces.

This knife does indeed have a very serious and effective use in combat, despite it's unusual design, but it's design reflects that purpose. Just because you do not understand how this knife is used, please don't assume it has no practical application. This one train of thought among comments has led to me to create a video describing how this knife is used in combat, and the concepts behind it's design and application, which you can view here.

Thank you for all the comments and the views, both good and bad. I do appreciate them.

Ray.
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Given 2012-06-21
Mad Surgeon by ~BLOODSTORME ( Featured by FrockTarts )
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DerPidder Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Very aptly named. o.O
Also, I believe the blade parts to be quite useful for slashing and chopping motions, so I would definitely NOT want someone coming close with this thing, or worse, a pair of these. >.<
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
A pair would be even more lethal ... and make one awesome bad ass looking cartoon character too!!!!! LOL
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DerPidder Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Exactly what I had in mind. Either cartoon or LARP - or simply as a description for the local surgeon in a P&P-group. o.O
Awesome quote: "You wanted badass - I give you bad ass!". >.<
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL ... Love the quote! I think I might have to talk to my comic book artist about creating this character.
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DerPidder Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Nice, I'll keep my eyes open. ;)
Have a colourful weekend and keep up your amazing work. :)
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ideas are forming .... I feel a new comic series coming on!!!!
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DerPidder Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Mwahahahahahaaaa! Doctor Crazyscalpell and the Blitzes of Steel? ;)
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL .... I can see the images in my mind now.
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UniquelySane Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Found the video link in the comments (link in the descritions still isn't working :(), I thought it looked like a wicked knife before but seeing you actually hold it made me realize a) exactly how long it was, and b) how much I'd want to have my hand/arm protected in a knife fight. Having the handle mostly behind the blade looked mostly like a stylistic thing before, but now just seems like a damn good and practical idea.

 

Also, that notch in the middle. Didn't really clue in to how much damage that could cause until the video. Owch.

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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Loved your comment, and a huge thank you for taking the time to seach out the video and watch it. I'm pleased you found it helpful in explaining this piece. I've fixed the link so thanks for that too.
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UniquelySane Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome :)

And, um, the video link now just leads right back to the dA page for Mad Surgeon :/
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I noticed that???? I'll try again.
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major-azrael99 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW

i could see a super villain surgeon using that
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm super glad you like this piece. Thanks for the comment.
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha Ha Ha ... yes indeed. He would be a really good foil for batman!!! Maybe he could be called "Doctor Death" ... oh right ... that's already been taken ...
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Ravrohan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
You know, it's the exotic weapons that people don't believe can work, end up working the best BECAUSE people just don't get them. I'm really enjoying your art.
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You know, it's comments from people like you that actually think about what they are seeing that makes it all worthwhile. Thank you very much for your insightful and gracious comments.
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Ravrohan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Long time for a response I know, but I just wanted to say thank you and your welcome. :)
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LTgoatRoper Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the way you incorporate the flow of a surgical instrument into this design. The handle is extremely similar to orthopedic bone hooks or large abdominal retractors. When I first saw this picture I took a few moments trying to figure out which instrument you modified to make the handle before I realized it was custom.
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the comment. It's great to get a comment like your's.
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Hogia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your blades are beautifully forged. The fact you take into consideration how they would be used is also impressive.
I love sharp things X3

Keep it up!
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for your comments. My view of the pieces I make is that they must function as what I have designed otherwise they aren't weapons, but just pieces of art. I try to incorprate art into my pieces as well, but they must function as they were designed.
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
the link in your artists comments doesn't scan... which is a shame... beautiful shapes and lovely metal working... bravo, P.
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmmm ... Indeed the link isn't going where it's supposed to. I'll have to look into that, so I appologise, but for now, the video can be accessed here : [link]
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Althazaire Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
too much want.
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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aaroquinn Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
nice knife
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. Hope you checked out the video too.
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IMInfinity Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Awesome. I would love to have it. [link]
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's for sale ...
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I-am-a-Thief Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
BUT STILL... This is a wicked piece of steel.
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much.
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I-am-a-Thief Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
The link to the video doesn't seem to work...
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you do a search on youtube for Mad Surgeon, its the fourth one down ...
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FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The link doesn't lead to a video :noes:
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
NNNNOooooooooooooo!!!!


Try this then, and please let me know if it still doesn't take you to the video.
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FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great video. Very informative about knife fighting :nod:
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I felt that to demonstrate the function of Mad Surgeon, a basic concept of knife combat was necessary, and I'm glad you understood it.
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FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
I actually already understood the basics because my boyfriend has military training with knives. I just liked seeing it demonstrated :la:
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's cool. I was trained by an army Major, who has worked with Special Forces, so that's where I get my training from. I wanted to actully pad up with Bob and do some actual combat, instead of just demonstration, but when it came to shooting I didn't see the need to get all rowdey and agressive. I think what we did was sufficient.
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FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome :la:
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HundredHands Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Explosively creative design and beautifully crafted! Incredible lines. Well done.
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. I truly appreciate your comments. The design is actually more practical than it looks. The video I've just posted for this knife is now on youtube.
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TheSortedBead Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work :)
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly. I appreciate you leaving me a comment.
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TheSortedBead Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are most welcome :)
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katatonia91 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Looks like a weapon from some fantasy story. I would like to see a case for that, it must be as interested as the knife.
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am currently editing a small video that shows how this knife is used in combat. It should be up within the week.
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BAMillustration Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wowzers!!! That is one wicked looking blade! Amazing design.
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BLOODSTORME Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
::hug:: Thanks Bree. I love designing things that are out side the square (which is why you see a lot of curves in my weaponry).
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