Time Machine Art is:

The Idea of allowing an object to be more than just what its name says. Creating a piece that can take one on a journey in their mind just from looking at it, that is a real Time Machine, letting a person travel in their minds to places they may have only read about. There will be pieces from all time frames created in this style, not just the victorian industrial age pieces, but things from the future. Within this style all things are possible.

"The doors to your future can only be opened with the keys forged in the creative fires of your mind"  

 

 

The Art of Van Barnett - Time Machine Set AKI 2013. The handles are sterling silver, with copper, brass, glass and gold. This is the new full suspension blade made with stainless San Mai damascus over a patterned core. The tiny piston on the back is only 3/8 long and is fully functional as are the gears and Irises. This piece has my new piston lock system, just touch the lever on the back where the hydraulic lines attach and the blade drops halfway so as not to hit the fingers, it has a magna closure system that keeps it closed. No secondary buttons or levers to open the knife. there are almost 250 different parts and pieces in this knife. The pen has a functioning piston also, and is made from 27 different pieces, it uses a super fine standard roller ball cartridge. The box is all hand fabricated with hand bent brass and rivets, dark hunter green Italian lamb skin, the gears on top are fully functional, and the fitted box has black leather interior, with a magna closure, so no locks on this one. The Blade
Time Machine Set AKI 2013. The handles are sterling silver, with copper, brass, glass and gold. This is the new full suspension blade made with stainless San Mai damascus over a patterned core. The tiny piston on the back is only 3/8 long and is fully functional as are the gears and Irises. This piece has my new piston lock system, just touch the lever on the back where the hydraulic lines attach and the blade drops halfway so as not to hit the fingers, it has a magna closure system that keeps it closed. No secondary buttons or levers to open the knife. there are almost 250 different parts and pieces in this knife. The pen has a functioning piston also, and is made from 27 different pieces, it uses a super fine standard roller ball cartridge. The box is all hand fabricated with hand bent brass and rivets, dark hunter green Italian lamb skin, the gears on top are fully functional, and the fitted box has black leather interior, with a magna closure, so no locks on this one. The Blade
The Art of Van Barnett - Suspension bladed Time Machine fixed blade AKI. 15 overall, there are 456 separate pieces, it has many moving parts. This piece took over 6 months to create. This shows a totally new way to look at knives as functional art, as you hold the knife and look at it each angle reveals new and unseen things that could not be seen before. This piece is very unique as it is completely see through, the guard has irises that when opened show a fully functional semi planetary gear system under the glass. The four handles are wrapped with leather and form a very comfortable handle. The skeleton style frame structure was completely hand fabricated, as were all the layers of material.
Suspension bladed Time Machine fixed blade AKI. 15" overall, there are 456 separate pieces, it has many moving parts. This piece took over 6 months to create. This shows a totally new way to look at knives as functional art, as you hold the knife and look at it each angle reveals new and unseen things that could not be seen before. This piece is very unique as it is completely see through, the guard has irises that when opened show a fully functional semi planetary gear system under the glass. The four handles are wrapped with leather and form a very comfortable handle. The skeleton style frame structure was completely hand fabricated, as were all the layers of material.
The Art of Van Barnett - AKI
AKI
The Art of Van Barnett - AKI Close view of the guard area, showing the complete hollow structure to the piece, and fully functioning semi planetary gear system.
AKI Close view of the guard area, showing the complete hollow structure to the piece, and fully functioning semi planetary gear system.
The Art of Van Barnett - Time Machine AKI 2013
Time Machine AKI 2013
The Art of Van Barnett - AKI 2013
AKI 2013
The Art of Van Barnett - AKI 2013
AKI 2013
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The Art of Van Barnett - Time machine 2012 ( Best Artknife Blade Show 2012)   This piece has a rounded gear case

Time machine 2012 ( Best Artknife Blade Show 2012)

 

This piece has a rounded gear case

The Art of Van Barnett - Time Machine 2012 spear point   This has the spear blade, and the rounded gear case. These two 2012 knives are the last locking liners in this series.

Time Machine 2012 spear point

 

This has the spear blade, and the rounded gear case. These two 2012 knives are the last locking liners in this series.

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