advantages and disadvantages. Very plastic work - you go for wax! But for complicated, though flat interlace patterns leather is the best choice.

Often you have to combine two or more materials. For more on this subject in English, please see Ken Ravn Hedegaards article "Casting Trefoil Brooches" in Viking Heritage Magazine 1/05.

The new master has to be slightly oversize, see above. The finished master has to undergo a close scrutiny, before it can be accepted. Only then can an offprint be made and the real production can begin. But still each Bronze is hand-chiselled to finish and when the product is a brooch (fibula), it is naturally fitted with a pin also handmade according to it's original historical pattern.

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Ken Lofoten
Melting the bronze, working the bellows.