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Spoon pendants 5 by Astalo Spoon pendants 5 :iconastalo:Astalo 62 10 Viking props 1 by Astalo Viking props 1 :iconastalo:Astalo 39 5 Viking costume 2 by Astalo Viking costume 2 :iconastalo:Astalo 41 22 Forged objects 21 by Astalo Forged objects 21 :iconastalo:Astalo 36 6 Jewelry from recycled silver by Astalo Jewelry from recycled silver :iconastalo:Astalo 21 3 Steel brooches and pendants 4 by Astalo Steel brooches and pendants 4 :iconastalo:Astalo 55 13 Spoon pendants 4 by Astalo Spoon pendants 4 :iconastalo:Astalo 42 7 Forged objects 20 by Astalo Forged objects 20 :iconastalo:Astalo 10 0 Penannular brooches 5 by Astalo Penannular brooches 5 :iconastalo:Astalo 51 5 Wall clock 1 by Astalo Wall clock 1 :iconastalo:Astalo 25 2 Oriental cross memorial by Astalo Oriental cross memorial :iconastalo:Astalo 37 13 Clockpunk pendants 14 by Astalo Clockpunk pendants 14 :iconastalo:Astalo 74 13 Penannular brooches 4 by Astalo Penannular brooches 4 :iconastalo:Astalo 54 17 Forged objects 19 by Astalo Forged objects 19 :iconastalo:Astalo 12 3 Forged eating set by Astalo Forged eating set :iconastalo:Astalo 1,117 125 Clockpunk pendants 13 by Astalo Clockpunk pendants 13 :iconastalo:Astalo 76 13


Pectoral of Senusret II by jeanburgers Pectoral of Senusret II :iconjeanburgers:jeanburgers 3 0 Scarab and Horus Pendants by jeanburgers Scarab and Horus Pendants :iconjeanburgers:jeanburgers 3 0 Geometric Pendant by jeanburgers Geometric Pendant :iconjeanburgers:jeanburgers 4 0 Postapocalyptic Steel Bracer by Tharrk Postapocalyptic Steel Bracer :icontharrk:Tharrk 10 2 Celtic wolves by BDSart Celtic wolves :iconbdsart:BDSart 33 4 Postapocalyptic hunter bracer with trophies by Tharrk Postapocalyptic hunter bracer with trophies :icontharrk:Tharrk 7 0 Secret Eye by Ugrik Secret Eye :iconugrik:Ugrik 104 10 celtic belt buckle by RhouenRhu celtic belt buckle :iconrhouenrhu:RhouenRhu 48 6 Chain of freedom by Ugrik Chain of freedom :iconugrik:Ugrik 329 15 commission - Star Trek inspired by WallaceReg commission - Star Trek inspired :iconwallacereg:WallaceReg 2 4 Northern hunger by Ugrik Northern hunger :iconugrik:Ugrik 131 10 Skitarri squad close up by muttoz Skitarri squad close up :iconmuttoz:muttoz 14 4 Wolves cufflinks by TRYBcomPL Wolves cufflinks :icontrybcompl:TRYBcomPL 122 1 Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (III) by AMechanicalMind Articulated Watch Parts Creature 'Gadget' (III) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 466 13 THE GUARDIAN - UNIQUE NECKLACE by TRYBcomPL THE GUARDIAN - UNIQUE NECKLACE :icontrybcompl:TRYBcomPL 186 29 Baltic Seax by Heisenblade Baltic Seax :iconheisenblade:Heisenblade 16 0



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Mikko Anttonen
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Current Residence: Simpele, Southeastern part of Finland
Favourite style of art: Surrealistic, fantasy or sci-fi themed paintings and sculptures.
Favourite cartoon or comic character: Lobo, Ghost rider, Wolverine, Slaine, Nemesis the Warlock, Ren & Stimpy, Samurai Jack, Nick Knatterton, Vash the Stampede, Great Teacher Onizuka and Guts from Berserk.
Personal Quote: When it`s too loud, you`re too old!

Hi!  My name is Mikko Anttonen (A.K.A. Freaky Mike) and I work as a traditional blacksmith and jewelry artist in a small countryside village. I'm pretty mad on science fiction- & fantasy art/literature, historical times and metal music as well.. I have always liked drawing and making objects from metal, wood and other natural materials.
Link to my personal web gallery: - (Text is mainly in Finnish..)

I drew a lot, when I was a kid.. In my teenage years that went to the backround, but after 2002 I got extremely interested it again, and draw and paint a lot of scifi- and fantasy themed works etc. (Mainly in Wacom tablet and Photoshop.)
I made all kind of metalworks for hobby over ten years and I started finally my own business in 2007. My blacksmith workshop is located inside the old barn house which was built over hundred years ago. The actual company is called "Taidetakomo Astalo", so I decided to use it also for my nick in here. (Astalo is really a finnish name or legal term for temporary striking weapons.)

Many people have asked, that do i sell my metal works online or make some commissions in there, but i have to say no for all of them.
I have already so much work to do in our farm/forests and with my little company, that i don't have any meaningful reasons to expand my "business" outside Finland. I started posting my crafts in here, because it's interesting to hear some feedback and comments also from around the world, and not only from my local circles.

Sorry about typos. English is not my native language. :)

Ps. Can you please stop sending new badges for me, because I don't want to "level up" anymore.
I give llamas only for my new watchers or maybe trade them for points, so that llama for llama practice is only a waste of time with me.


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NonsensoAki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018
Thank you for the link to an interesting site! I'm watching the channel Torbjörn Åhman. Smith with a lump of metal can conquer the world :) Your work with these details and finish ... magic. I bow and admire!
Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks also you for adding me to your watch-list. :thumbsup:
They keep "Iron age market" on that Pukkisaari place in every september and I have been there few different times selling my own metal works. It's quite small event, but it's always fun to meet historical reenactors from other places. (Mostly Finnish folk, but there is usually some people also from Baltic countries, Sweden & Russia.)

Cool.. I also like Torbjörn Åhman. There is also some other quite interesting artisan youtubers: Joey van der Steeg, Alec Steele, Primitive Technology, Niels Provos, Mr. Chickadee
Islander-60 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama! :)
Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem. Thanks also you for faving my works. :)
Sarah10387 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Thanks for the llama.
Astalo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks also you for faving one of my picture montages. :thumbsup:
windsormagistus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
kiitti favesta!
Astalo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
No pitäähän sitä kannatuksen vuoksi. :D
"Sektorikelloja" näkee muutenkin tosi harvoin nykyaikana..
windsormagistus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
joo ne on jostain syystä aika harvinaisia
slavaemris Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the llama badge!
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