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  1. Alrighty, fellow smiths! I have been working on this project for a little over a year now, and I finally feel like it is safe to post about it. I don't have a lot to show, at the moment, but I plan on keeping track of my progress throughout the creation of the various hilt components. The blade is made of 1084, and the blade is sitting just shy of 36" with an additional 10" of tang. These first few pictures are from before heat treat and polishing. A picture of my ugly self holding the blade for scale (pre heat treat). Here are two pictures of the
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  2. Bah! With the right press dies, you could do all the fullers and hollows you could want. Forging is the only true path to a worthwhile blade. Which is why every time I set up my gough jig, I flagellate myself, and burn a tool in penitence to Haephestus.
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