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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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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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