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Stéphane A.

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  • Birthday 03/19/1980

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  1. That's gorgeous and some excellent forging work ! I love it
  2. Hey Guys, Yes it took a while but without power in my workshop for almost two years, it was not easy to keep the flame alive. I would like to present you the finished project. Very happy about the result I admit. Stéphane
  3. Thanks for this. Always appreciated as we all know a lot of work goes into this forum Stéph
  4. All good but I think it is a lot of work and unnecessary effort. I would only arc weld the tang, make a sound weld, grind, make sure there is no hole and normalize the whole blade before HT. I'v done it many times and a lot of people do that to save on damascus when they cut blades from bars Do not underestimate a good arc weld, it is very solid. Stéph
  5. I cross my fingers ! Good luck !
  6. Aie aie aie, that was close, heal well and be careful. Drink more wine to have spare corks
  7. Thanks for sharing Peter, Outstanding work as always ! Stéph
  8. It seems the steel was way too hot for any kind of quench. It exploded. In my opinion you ruined the whole piece beyond any fixing trick. At least for this cracked part. Cut it and use the rest. Quench tests are good to do, but use small samples You learned something today Stéph
  9. Hello Peter, This is brilliant. A question please as I've been struck by the beauty of the sword used for the book and exhibition cover. I think it's called the boy's sword. The pommel intricate design and overall proportions are very appealing to me. Do you know where I can find the measures and proportions of that sword ? I would love to re-create it someday. Thanks Hope to see you again soon Stéphane
  10. Fantastic ! Looking forward to see you in Solingen and (maybe) touch this beauty
  11. Thank you all, Yes I think it can make great piece once all finished. -> Emiliano, the boxwood is a local source. These trees grow very slowly in Switzerland. Big pieces are very dense and magnificent to carve. By chance, Boxwood is quite common in western Europe but quality can vary a lot. Stéphane
  12. I used the same process as the Langsax. After casting, pieces are quite massive, there is a few hours work to file them to shape and remove most of the inside to lose weight. Pommel and guard before carvings and patina. At this stage, I prepare the boxwood bloc for the handle. Adjusting the bow shape is tricky and all pieces need to be precise before carvings. Adjusting later will not be possible without damaging carvings. Research on designs from diverse inspirations. I chose the Mammen style and merged several sources to adapt this design to the handle After transferring the sketch on the wood with paper starts a long but very enjoyable carving work. Thank you Jake Powning for sharing this disease J To help a bit, malted lubricant is a must. Not to be consumed all the time due to obvious injuries… I posted two videos on my Facebook page about these carvings https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-forge-du-Morget/485814894874725?ref=hl The bronze pieces are also carved and a liver of Sulphur patina applied to darken and age the color. The boxwood handle also patinated with permanganate The pommel with the adjusted nut And the final scram Not 100% final as the color and minor details will be adjusted once the scabbard is done. Yes, there is a lot to do on the leather and bronze fittings! Better pictures will be made by a pro once the project is all done Thank you very much for your attention and do not hesitate to share the FB page if you like Stéphane
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