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  1. real nice! this actually inspires me to make one myself. I do Medieval full contacts fighting in full armour.. the swords we use take a beating, especially the long swords and we seem to have a bit of a problem with the guard that goes loose after a while even though its properly fitted. anyone have an idea to make it stronger?
  2. sure I can get a small resistor to do the job. thanx Brian
  3. haha as far as i know im the only Afrikaans guy on this site. I know what you mean Charles. dank je Karim, il do vinegar next time on a test piece or use less salt in the water.
  4. ag dankie man haha. jy van Suid Afrika af na Engeland toe getrek?. i also think the hardning process can effect the etch.. I used N690 stainless.
  5. thought id share my new knife I made with my Logo etched with salt water and a small electric gate motor battery.. etched real fast. anyone know how to make it etch a little smoother and slower.?
  6. Not at all Kevin. It was a thin piece i had to work with, that being said i think you are right about the ricasso. working on something different now that will have just that. Viktor if i were you i would try and find someone that offers a course in making Damascus rather than trying to do it and fail, dont get me wrong, trying new things and trying them by yourself and practising is good. we all have had that one knife stay too long in the forge and melt away haha.
  7. Thanx Charles indeed fits nicely I Prefer my "Bear" on the dark side, black bear is good, grizzly not so much haha cant believe it was missed spelt for so long and I didn't notice haha. thanx. As for mead I make it myself.. haven't made it for a while since thee are more important things that keep me busy these day. ferment for 9 months and do the transfer every 3rd month, also experimented with added some berries and oak.
  8. Forged it a while back. finally something worth showing. K600, O1, EN45 174 mm blade, 120 mm handle from camphor burl wood, silver guard Sheath is cow hide with ostrich shin leather.
  9. second knife from the top has a curly maple handle and very thin to carry and conceal easily. at first i only had one notch but looked crap. so put 3 in... but that looked stupid haha.
  10. yep tell me about it. there was a bad flaw in the steel so had to improvise.
  11. Hi everyone i went off the grid a bit and trow myself into work and forging etc. so finally i have sum thing worth showing. . a Damascus blade made from K600, EN45 and O1. the Damascus was made by a friend of mine. unfortunately i did not keep it up to Japanese standards.. take a look. mind the other knives, thats the best picture i had taken before it sold.
  12. Hi Jerrod Thanx ill have a look at it. I found a place online with patterns and historically accurate. just copy to URL http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/
  13. Hi Ron. That was my next step, i will surely go have a look in a library. Google mostly offer fantasy based armor, although i did come across a few things here and there.
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