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Adomas Sviklas

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About Adomas Sviklas

  • Birthday 06/01/1992

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    Lithuania Vilnius / Kaunas
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    Bladesmithing, leather working, history, reconstruction, sculpture

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  1. It is dated for 10th century. Yes! It feel really good. A bit front heavy, but also very light.
  2. Hello! For a long time I posted nothing here. But recently made one sword with full finish and decided to share with you guys. This is replika of sword from Baltic, Curonian region. Full length - 68cm, edge - 56cm It is very light ~ 340g. Adomas S
  3. Hi guys! I'm looking for steel to make damascus. Found local supplier selling L6, but a bit different composition than usual. This is what they give: 5XНВ / 55NiCrMoV7 / 1.2714 / L6 C 0.5-0.6 Mn 0.5-0.8 Mo 1.8-2.1 Cr 1-1.3 Ni 1.4-1.8 Carbon content is lower, wonder if it is still good enough for blades. What do you think? Would combine it with 90MnV8 / 1.2842 /O2 C 0.85-0.95 Mn 1.8-2.1 V 0.1-0.25 Thank you!
  4. I had to polish the underside of the T all by hand, with sandpaper. I couldn't use belt grinder for that, also I think it would be too dangerous to grind too much. I've made T-back just like Alan Longmire explained. I used vise with copper on both sides. Heat the blade very hot then quickly clamp it in vise and use rapid light blows with a ballpoint hammer, just like making a rivet. Although copper still bruised the blade a little bit, but I guess not as much as steel would have.
  5. No, quenching was successful, no bending or anything. Although I worked in a small forge so I had to move blade back and forward to heat all the blade, but as you can see from hamon it was good enough.
  6. Profile is T shaped so the blade could be thinner, but wouldn't bend.
  7. Hi! I've been absent here for some time, but I'll try to do better. A few month ago I asked how to make T-back blade and thanks to Your advice it was pretty easy. So here it is. About 48cm length.
  8. Thanks a lot guys! This blade is from Baltic region. II a. - III a.
  9. Hi! So, I have to make reconstruction of single edged sword, but the geometry is pretty uncommon. Back of the blade is wider, so I am thinking what is the easiest way to forge that shape. Can anyone suggest something? Here is the picture.
  10. Sorry to hear, though lesson was learned. Is nerve okay? Do you feel that side of your finger? I had an accident about 4 months ago, cut the same finger and the same side and also nerve... It is still numb, not the best feeling. Hope you'll be able to use it soon Adomas
  11. Beautiful pattern, looks like water in the rain.
  12. Really nice! Looks like post-apocalyptic style.
  13. Beautiful forest! This is how I imagine fairy-tale atmosphere should look like.
  14. 1. These were used by semigallians (žiemgaliai). They are also called "kertapeilis", it means chop knife. Length varies 27–53 cm. Widest part 3,4–8,1 cm. 2. These also were used by semigallians. Length varies 32–43,5 cm. Width 2,3–3,6 cm. They usually have brass ring on handle. If I'll have time and if You are interested I can scan more from archaeology books in library.
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