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    Spear with a ball, length 54.5 cm, width 3.5 cm, hole 2 cm, weight 410 grams. Knife, length 41.5 cm, width 4 cm, weight 320 gram. Javelin, length 19 cm, width 2.5 cm, hole 1.8 cm, weight 110 grams. Ax, profiled, eight-wall, 16 cm long, blade width 4 cm, hole 2.5 cmX 3.5 cm, weight 390 grams.
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    Crunch,munch,munch,munch, slurp ,...Belch !!................
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    Here's what yesterday's efforts yielded me. Once I weld the two halves together I will probably square this one the bias before adding it to my other design in a 4-way. It's purely by chance and not predetermined but I believe that the pattern has taken on a bit of a Navajo or Southwestern look to it.
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    Reading a book on making folders and lock blades is what got me into this hobby but, I have yet to make one ....... This thread has re-lit the fire of interest in folders for me, thanks for the share and good job ............
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    Agreed the nick is too short and the pin stands out, but I see nothing wrong with the peening. I also like the way you relieved the edges of the spring/spacer instead of leaving it flush with the liners.
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    Same thought comes up each time: If I could make something like that I'd be making only that..... Well done Brian.
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    Thanks for the encouragement! Gazz, what you describe has been also done in the past. They inlaid a silver chain into the steel guard, which would look nice, but not hold up well to abuse and is well beyond my skills! James, of course 3D printing a wax model and then casting would be the easier option by far. Yet, I don't have access to any of this and think it would be prohibitively expensive for parts of this size. Milling is not an option because of the organic and sweeping curves of most of the guard parts. The process I settled on for the moment is as follows: * Drill the lateral holes first * File (on the outside curve) and grind with a rotary tool (on the inside curve) the two steps on the edge that make the chain shape * File the vertical chain divisions and smooth everything * Drill the vertical holes * Finish with chiseling the details The next challenge is getting a proper period engraving pattern onto those narrow strips... Stay tuned!
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    I did not expect that........can't wait to see what you do with it Gary!
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    I admit I drank Kevin's Koolade, he's just such a nice and enthusiastic guy in person with great micrographs to show. As I've said before, I'm a steel nerd.
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