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Steve Karakostas

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Steve Karakostas last won the day on May 26 2017

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  • Birthday 02/15/1984

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  1. Looks great! I'm looking forward to this one. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Amazing! Great work! My dream is to take a sword class taught by Peter Johnson.
  3. Thanks Jim. This was a challenging one to get right.
  4. Hahaha I definitely will.
  5. Thanks Chris! I'm going to start sharing a lot more of my projects from now on. I have a bunch in the works.
  6. Thanks! Here is a link to the topic I posted in the Show and Tell section. https://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?/topic/35496-roman-gladius-pompeii/
  7. Stunning piece! Thank you for sharing.
  8. Thank you Wes I really appreciate it. The hilt took me longer to make and fit than the sword to to forge and finish. Thanks Jeff I really appreciate it!
  9. Thank you everyone for the kind words!
  10. HI everyone. I was commissioned by a local radio DJ to make a Roman gladius. We unveiled it on a live video podcast. We cut some watermelons just for fun. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155277829584280&id=51570824279
  11. Thank you Collin I really appreciate it!
  12. Hello everyone. Forged Roman gladius (Pompeii). One of my favorite builds so far! I'm sorry to see this leave my shop and go to its new owner. Steel- 5160 Wood- Walnut Handle- Elk antler Overall Length- 28.5" Blade Length- 20.25" Blade Width- 1.8" Point of Balance- 2.5" from guard Weight- 1lb 11oz
  13. Hello everyone. I wanted to show my new grinder made by TDM Grinders in Alberta Canada. Terry is a great guy to deal with, he gets back to you really fast and will take the time to call you and speak to you. The first thing you will notice is that it looks a lot like the Wilmont TAG-101, that's because Terry designed that one as well . One feature that is great is that you have complete control adjusting the belt tension. It runs smooth and the tracking is great. I had a Pheer grinder for years and it served me well but this machine is amazing, I absolutely love it. It comes with an adjustable tool rest. I got him to build me an adjustable 24" tool rest for grinding my swords and I also got the small wheel attachment. Grinding fullers is much easier now with the adjustable tool rest. The small wheel attachment accepts KMG wheels. He has a three arm bolt together grinder that I have and he has a five arm welded version. The price is great for what you get. $1,250CAD for the bolt together and $1,350CAD for the welded version. These were the prices when I ordered mine so they may have changed. This includes the flat plated and adjustable tool rest. The small wheel attachment is extra and I can't remember what it cost me. Since the Canadian dollar is doing terrible this is a steal of a deal for everyone in the US. His online store is under construction right now but you can still order. Steve tdmgrinders@gmail.com Bolt Together http://www.2x72grind...grinder-7359120 and http://www.2x72grind...grinder-7349189 Welded http://www.2x72grinders.com/post/5-arm-welded-super-grinder-8092576?pid=1292133167 Horizontal Tilt http://www.2x72grind...achment-7374208 Knife Grinding Jig http://www.2x72grind...ing-jig-7204331 Adjustable tension.
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