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  1. Hola amigos, no he mostrado ningún trabajo por un tiempo, he estado terminando varios pedidos de cuchillos, les dejo algunas imágenes de ellos. espero que te guste
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  2. Lol yes it definitely is I think my problem was that my oil drum heat treating furnace just isn't long enough for the stuff I make and the tip had been touching the bottom. I'll have to get another oil drum to extend it soon as I have sillier sized things in mind for the future. But the bend came out easy enough while tempering. This could have been tricky though as in this spot there is no flat but bevels on all sides.
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  3. I was just thinking yesterday, what ever happened to Faye? Good to see you back in the shop. Yes, it is much better now.
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  4. Well I for one am watching this thread Alex, though far above my engineering skills. Gary LT
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  5. My smithy has been pretty dead - however my wood working shop has been rolling. I had to put down my next smithy project and am in a limbo. As I've been working a little more with rough cut lumbers, I've been finding how much I like the old hand tools. Then unfortunately, I decided I had to fix these! These were hanging in my garage untouched for about 40years if not more. The two man saw had something interesting fall out of it when I started to take it apart. Wedged into one of the handles (which looks like a repair) was this little bugger. What looks
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  6. I've been enjoying this thread. Thanks! That looks like the exact amount of bend I used to keep in my sport fencing saber It is a nice clean curve. No kinks. Should come out easy enough.
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  7. Sounds like a plan. Keep us up to date with how you’re doing.
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  8. A wise smith once told me that half the art of swordsmithing is correcting warps.
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  9. So I finally got back to my shop for the winter and picked this project back up. I put a new handle on the seax knife because I really hated the last one and couldn't bring myself to scrap the blade. Overall I am much happier with this handle. I added some length to it, as well as some thickness, and it feels much better in the hand.
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  10. My bottom die is the one that moves, but my top die is about chest height. If anything, it is a bit lower than I like, but not difficult to use.
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  11. OK folks, that's a wrap. (Pun intended) I'll post a new thread with final pics, and a justification for how this fits with the "Seasons" theme. In the meantime, I'll leave you with one last pic. Completed Project Post: https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/41131-haust-gjalda-a-miniature-viking-sword/
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  12. I got the upper guard peened on... And then peened on the pommel cap. I've got some touch ups to do, and I'll call it done.
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  13. Ok, it shows a lot of signs of being a first attempt, but I think it is much better than what I had. This is 1oz goatskin. I am shocked at how well details (flaws) in the wrapping underneath showed through the leather. The biggest mistake is that I didn't skive the starting edge of the leather as thin as I did the exposed edge. As a result, you can see the line of the edge through the surface of the grip.
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  14. We'll, you guys will find out how well this turned out shortly after I do...
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  15. I did a bit of cleanup and patina work on the bronze bits. I haven't peened anything together yet because I'm not happy with the leather wrap. I'm thinking of doing something different there.
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  16. Thanks guys. I don't think this one holds a candle to some of the others, but it's turning out to be pretty unique. I did the final etch on the blade last night. Turned out about how I wanted...
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  17. I made a handle core out of some scrap oak I had laying around, and then attempted to cover it with leather. I've only tried a leather wrap one other time, and this one turned out marginally better, but not great. I need to develop this skill...
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