This is my first attempt at making a sword. I'm an amateur at this stuff.
This is Oskar's dad, we have been lurking around here for quite some time and he is just so dang excited about pounding metal. So without my knowledge (both signing up and learning how to use this site) he has posted his first thing that he is working on. The steel is something in the area of 1080-1090 drill rod, not quite sure but it hardens nicely in oil and seems to keep an edge with test blades.
Oskar is 11yrs old and VERY independent...so any pointers you tell him he'll probably appreciate and try. I will tell him about his picture size. This is not finished yet but he has done it with his own muscles and brains(and a few pointers by me).