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  1. . Hello how are you! I haven't posted any work for a long time, but we finished several commissions during the time of the pandemic. little by little I will upload material to share! Medusa is a typical one-handed sword from the early Renaissance, with a type XV blade of the Oakeshott classification, very popular in the middle and late fourteenth century, its use reaching the fifteenth century. Its guard has spatulate beds, openwork with a Gothic trefoil, an ornamental shape composed of the outline of three superimposed rings, very popular at the time, used in Gothic tracery, heraldry, il
    7 points
  2. Mosaic Damascus (Filicetty flip) Stabilized Mallee Total length 33.5 cm, Blade 22.5 cm
    2 points
  3. Today I ground a few fullers two on each side of the blade) using a pneumatic pencil die grinder. My one mill that works right now doesn't have table locks and the y-axis has a huge amount of backlash, so using a ball end mill wouldn't work. I've seen others using a die grinder for this recently, and I decided to give it a try. The fullers need to be refined and polished with EDM stones and sandpaper, but I must say I like the results so far. The first picture shows the edges scribed out and guide channels roughly cut down the middle with carbide bits, and the second shows the full
    2 points
  4. Today I decided to do something I have been putting off though wanting to do for a long while, give chape making a go. This was another first for me. In the end I found my cross pien hammer in the vice was a good little anvil to shape the two halves with. I still need to refine and sand the chape some more but overall I am happy with the result. It fits fairly well in the last pic but I will need to shape the wood down further to get a proper fit. I was thinking of heating the chape in the forge and hot fitting it. Kind of like burning in a tang.
    2 points
  5. Hi All Little Pattern welded hunter, I lost track of the amount of layers but around the 570, full tapered tang construction, brass bolster, Black Maire (NZ native) handle. Total length 23 cm, blade 11 cm
    1 point
  6. Yeah, that looks really good. I like that shape and might have to do a couple damascus ones. I think I said this before, but it's been fun watching your forging skills improve.
    1 point
  7. Gonna be making a bunch of these herb choppers this week
    1 point
  8. hello, Recently finished commission for The Witcher sword. Hand forged blade from spring steel EN45, hand finished. Handle made from walnut and steel. Overall length 1560mm, blade length 810mm, blade width (at the widest point) 40mm, blade thickness between 5mm. Thank you Jacek
    1 point
  9. There is no challenge in black smith work so great, that it cannot be solved with a suitable application of heat and pressure. (adapted from a USMC saying about high explosives)
    1 point
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