Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mark Thomas Pipe Ax

Maple haft with silver inlays, silver/brass snake inlay inspired from the Ben Franklin cartoon of 1754 and the Gadson "Don't tread on me" flag of the same time period. The bronze head is of my creation to enhance the theme of the haft. The inlays are sterling silver, as is the overlay and rope on the pipe bowl. The steel bit is made from an old file. M.T.

More of Marks' work can be seen on his web site.

Photos by Jan Riser.

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