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Josh A Weston

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About Josh A Weston

  • Birthday 06/19/1981

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    Charleston, SC

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  1. Josh A Weston

    Irish Skean

    Beautiful piece! What's the final weight on that?
  2. Josh A Weston

    WIP, Heavy duty camp Knife

    Excellent thread! Very nice work.
  3. Josh A Weston

    CeltIberian War Knife for Knife or Death

    Small world! I spent almost a whole day in that museum. I want to go back and measure all of these. Here is a shot of the info card but it was not very helpful for measurements. Thanks for posting what you have. That will help to get some proportions right for the next one.
  4. Josh A Weston

    CeltIberian War Knife for Knife or Death

    You know what, I didn't actually measure it. I was going for as close to a full flat as possible. I will have to measure the thickness of the cutting edge, which I left a little thick and convex. But the blade is 2" wide at the base with a flat grind from spine to the edge bevel. It's a pretty sweet design, I am looking forward to making more of them. Oh, and the sheath is just leather. I molded it with a sharpie end and a polished antler tine. Takes a bit of time but with the aid of some clamps, water and a heat gun it can happen.
  5. Josh A Weston

    CeltIberian War Knife for Knife or Death

    At least one of the seax guys said seax inspired, but it drives me so nutso when they say "Viking Seax" and it's clearly Anglo Saxon and even then it's more of a bowie... oh well
  6. Josh A Weston

    CeltIberian War Knife for Knife or Death

    That was going to be my initial blade choice but for various reasons that didn't work out. Mainly I didn't know what the targets would be and I was worried about the tip breaking cause, you know, a real broken back is more than just the 45 degree angle cut on the end we see all over the place. Had I gone with one I would have gone Sittingbourne profile... maybe not multi-bar though... well, maybe. Wrought iron spines are so good for absorbing impact. Yes! I will be bringing it to blade with me! I will be there Friday and Saturday. Hit me up on my instagram when you are there @joshaweston
  7. Josh A Weston

    CeltIberian War Knife for Knife or Death

    It was a good experience. I used the opportunity to test out a historically inspired design and that was awesome. Of course, I had to make some modern additions for safety reasons but I tried to stay somewhat true to form. The show needs to be taken with a grain of salt or a few beers. I will continue to watch as we do ge to see different blade shapes, geometry etc in serious action on some tough targets. So worth a watch for sure.
  8. Here are some screen grabs from my run on History Channel's latest show, Knife or Death (season 1, episode 4). I forged out a knife inspired by a set of CeltIberian War Knives I saw in Germany last year at the Reichstadtmuseum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. I made a few modern modifications to it for comfort and safety. The forward lanyard hole, a bottle opener forged into the ring pommel and the rubber handle slabs to absorb impact. The knife worked really well. It is 80crv2 and has a cutting edge of 12.75" and an overall weight of 1lb 13oz and the blade is 2" wide at the base and 3/8" thick spine at the break. I was excited to try a historic weapon on such a brutal course. I think it is a great proving ground for knives and I am happy with how this knife style performed and handled. I was pleasantly surprised with how snug my hand felt with this type of grip. The ring pommel does a fantastic job at locking the hand in place and allowing it to grip for a solid chop and follow through. I would really like to get real measurements from the originals I found in Germany. If anyone has connections with that museum I would really appreciate any help. I'd like to make a more accurate recreation of this piece. Thanks for checking it out.
  9. Josh A Weston

    Rare artifact of the kingdom of Norssex, via Gallifrey

    Love the "wibbly, wobbly, timey, whimey" history of this piece. Excellent write up and fantastic artifact quality piece!
  10. Josh A Weston

    Viking Sword Fingrbitr

    Absolutely, f*@#ing incredible work! It's one of those posts that I wished would never end. Makes me want to move to New England to work with you guys. Such a fine piece. I love the edge bars and the carvings are just superb!
  11. Josh A Weston

    A Battle of Two Wolves. WIP

    What fantastic work! I really love how you brought both wolves to life.
  12. Josh A Weston

    Normalisation

    I have been doing some water jet blades using Aldo's 10 series and I have not needed to normalize. The blades heat treat well, have good flexibility and good grain structure.
  13. Josh A Weston

    A Sword Fit For a King

    This is so fantastic and wonderful that it's hard to come up with a compliment worthy of the work, the writing and the whole process. Your work, your attitude and your thinking is an inspiration. Thank you for making this and continuing the spreading of knowledge and skill in this modern age. It looks like that sword is a pleasure to hold.
  14. Josh A Weston

    Sköll - a Knife in Ringerike Style WIP

    I absolutely love this knife! You did a great job. I can't wait to see the sheath. I really like the butt cap and ring.
  15. Josh A Weston

    How thick do you want your 15N20

    I'll throw in my request for some .25" too. I have some projects that could use that in some multi-bar scenarios in bars I don't want layered steel. Makes a few tricky things less tricky.
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