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Philip Patton last won the day on February 2 2018

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About Philip Patton

  • Birthday 03/17/1992

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    Viking Age re-enactment, Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Bone carving, Growing orchids and bonsai, Scandinavian folk dance, Music, Photography, Technology, and learning/making things in general!

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  1. Hi all, I have a project I have been tasked with, that could possibly turn in to a few, and they revolve around making historically inspired Crusader swords. Right now I am gathering information so any info on them that you geniuses know of or links to info on them would be appreciated. For this first sword it is to have more of a german theme if possible, but for the others they will be different but all revolve around Crusaders. Also I am curious of any examples of engraving or decoration on them, both pattern styles and wording. Another thing
  2. Thanks guys! I have a friend that wants me to make him a 20sh" seax and I am working to figure things out to make him an awesome one to his liking. For this style of this sheath are they only Vendel age or do we have some that are Viking?
  3. So what is up with the line along the blade here? Is it a thin fuller, an inlay, corrosion in a bad weld, or something else? Also, do we have any remains of the sheaths with these blades?
  4. Will be keeping an eye open for more. Keep it up. And yes your thoughts on the photo are right, they are shield bosses and spurs.
  5. Nice WIP! Looks like another thing I need to add to my list of things to try.
  6. This is my first attempt at a frame handle knife, and it has taught me many things The blade was made from some Randy Haas stainless steel damascus, and is friction fit into a channel in the frame and is pulled tight to the guard by a bolt. The handle is made from horn I stabilized, wrought iron, and copper. The handle is held together with 9 pins and epoxy.
  7. Yep should have put heat treat oven in the title... I will have to try that ATP stuff out. What kind of alcohol do you mix it with, and I am guessing that you mix it fairly thin?
  8. So heat treating in tempering ovens is something I am learning about... What do you all do to avoid scale and carbon loss? And where do you get your heat treating foil or anti-scale powers/pastes? Also, do have any other fun things ideas one can do with tempering ovens? ~Philip
  9. Thanks Mohd and Scott! The fit up was time consuming.
  10. This project started out with what was going to be a w2 kitchen knife that I screwed up. For this project I feel that I went at it like a madman as I could not find anyone who as done anything like this online. By that I mean on the main of part of the blade I went over it several times with my Harbor Freight wire feed welder. All the welding was done with the blade at 400-800°f, and as soon as the welding was done I put it through 4 thermal cycles, and then I annealed for about over an hour of time in the forge as it cooled down. I did this to avoid stress. I knocked the welds of
  11. Thanks Jonas and Craft! It dose helps having a plan. Sometimes they come along and other times I struggle. For example: I have another knife I am working on finish up the blade currently, that I have done some kind of experimental things with as well as some things out of my comfort zone. The blade is looking awesome at this point I think, and I know everything I want to do with that..., but now I'm working on trying to figure out what I want to do for the handle and sheath but I'm just not quite sure as of yet on the how's, what's, and transitions involving those aspects.
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