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Vendel Helmet by royaloakarmoury Vendel Helmet by royaloakarmoury
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Vendel Helmetby royaloakarmoury

Artisan Crafts / Metal Work©2012-2015 royaloakarmoury
Vendel helmet, made of blued steel and brass.

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:iconedelmannnielsen:
Edelmannnielsen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Hello there

How do you make the steel blue? Here in Denmark where I am from, its impossible to find something to do it as a private person.

Is it possible to buy at your country?
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the slow response; I haven't been using DA much these days. I just used heat to blue this helmet the low-tech way. I use a small propane torch (really small, like the one you would solder copper pipes with) and heat it very slowly, moving around the helmet and bringing the temperature up evenly and slowly, so that hot spots diffuse out. Eventually the colour will come up through straw, purple and then blue. Get it too hot and it will turn a less appealing blue/grey.

I hope this helps.
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sylamorase Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
You do that by hand? Oooh, I'm impressed, it's really even. I would have thought you did it with an electric kiln or something so that everything would be perfect.
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:iconwoodgolem72:
woodgolem72 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Xcellent detail
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional
your work is exquisite
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:iconbarrowing:
Barrowing Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Beautiful! Is it for sale?
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:icondyb:
dyb Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Veldig kult!
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:iconhildugard:
Hildugard Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Artist
That looks so cool!. :iconthumbsupplz:
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Vendel is actually a place name. It was a village in the Swedish royal estate, and the prevalence of 7th C. royal burials there has led historians to apply the name to the era. So "Vendel" means 7th C. Scandinavian.

Thanks for your compliment!
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:icondanyllex:
Danyllex Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the name Wendel is related to the book Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan?
amazing work dude, really beautiful!
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:iconragimond:
Ragimond Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Now that is sexy
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. I enjoyed looking through your gallery!
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:iconbertjandejong:
bertjandejong Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
cool

the colors are almost the same as the ebony armor of oblivion Lol
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fit for a chieftain :)
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Next one I make should be fit for a king, replete with pressblech panels and garnet set brows! I would advise you to keep an eye open for it, but it will likely be a while before I get around to it.

Thanks for your comment!
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You'r welcome :D and thanks for the tip, I'll keep my eyes peeled for your'r updates then :)
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:iconoenghuslok47:
OenghusLok47 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Top shelf brother. Awesome work.
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it; thanks!
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:iconkampfly:
kampfly Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i've never heard of blued steel before, but i love the effect :D
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:iconrurrumaru:
rurrumaru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
woah!! so great job!!
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, and very neat work.
May I inquire after steel thickness?
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:iconnils-iver:
Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Seems somewhat familiar.
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:iconskezzcrom:
skezzcrom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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:iconekurt:
ekurt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
I have a question, that might be a secret of the trade so you have my full respect in not telling!
The ''eyebrows'' and other decorations, are those made i casts or do you ''smith'' them that way? I am planning to get started in smithing this summer, starting small, but aiming for bigger projects! And also I am curious in these arts since I study archaeology so could be cool to know how you do it :)
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good question. Historically, only the medial ridge was made from sheet; the other pieces were cast. On this particular helmet all of the decorative parts are made from 20 gauge sheet brass, formed by the silversmith's technique called "raising." The brass is annealed between passes; after forming it is chased with lines to embellish the surface, filed, sanded and polished. I will make moulds for casting at some point, because I intend to produce many of them, but raising is probably faster for one-offs.
Good luck with your aspirations! Feel free to ask questions if you need help.
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ekurt Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your answer! It'll probobly be a couple of summers before try that, but it's good to have in the mind :)
Do you have any tips in easy stuff for beginners? I have found a guide in how to do bottleopeners in iron, which I might try to do with scrap metal, and I thought that I could to some easy casts for tin, and later moving on to other metals that melt at ok temperatures ( brass and bronze?).
To start with the working we have ''fish-smoke'' ( I don't know if that's common outside of Sweden) which together with a bellow should reach a pretty high temperature to melt metals. I do know that tin will melt on the stove but that's not very cool ;)
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I would recommend pewter casting for a start - the outset for tools and materials is modest, and the gratification not long in coming. I just use a propane torch, and melt the metal in a small sheet steel crucible that I made. My moulds I make from soapstone, the traditional way - bonus for you; I understand soapstone is abundant in Scandinavia. I have been working on a drinking horn that has some cast pewter parts, so I can send some photos that might clarify things for you.
After pewter, aluminum would be a natural progression toward bronze casting. The melting temperature is lower (I melt mine in a cast iron pot over a hearty wood fire, kept hot with the bellows,) but the casting technology is similar to higher melting metals. I can give you more specific advice for this later, if you choose to pursue it.
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:iconmskoll:
Mskoll Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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:iconseuraaron:
SeurAaron Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Who is Wendel?
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Vendel is actually a place name. It was a village in the Swedish royal estate, and the prevalence of 7th C. royal burials there has led historians to apply the name to the era. So "Vendel" means 7th C. Scandinavian.
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:iconrmikke:
RMikkE Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Magnificent!!
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Many thanks!
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:iconorngeturtl:
orngeturtl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
very cool
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:iconodins-gift:
Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Ooooh... *swoon* AMAZING!! *drool*
The guys from LOTR would be envious!
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:iconroyaloakarmoury:
royaloakarmoury Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. It would be some consolation to have my envy reciprocated; after all, I envy their great hall, their magnificent steeds, etc.
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:iconodins-gift:
Odins-Gift Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Me too *lol*! I'd have bought the whole Rohirrim filmset if I could...
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