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Rafał Garbacik

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  1. Thank you guys Now I roughly grinded the surface and marked the top line of hawk Then I cut and grinded to that line, and marked shape of it And now I started work with file, I improved the shape of eye and cut the mark for the chevron Using angle grinder I roughly cut the chevron shape, and then using a file I finished it And after the 80 grit sandpaper Enjoy
  2. Hello! Yesterday I started new project - pattern welded pipehawk. It is my second attempt to forge pipehawk. I started with a sketch with dimentions: And then I cut pieces of steel for billet, one were made out of 50HF spring steel and S235 low carbon steel, and second out of 50HF and NCV1, Billets ready for forge welding, the bigger one have 30 layers and 1640 gram of weight, smaller one has 20 layers and 888 grams of weight. Few pictures of forging using power hammer, fluxing and heating up. Billets ready for grinding, cuttin
  3. Thanks all of you for appreciating my work, Your support is meaningful for me, also thank You for letting me join Your fire beard group, I wasn't even expecting that. It's a great honour. I promise I will keep working on interesting, demanding projects. Regards, Rafał Garbacik.
  4. Hi After a long time I have finally finished one of welded sabres. Handle is made out of polished brass, 1mm thick leather, and ash wood, the dimensions are the same as previous ones Regards, Rafał Garbacik.
  5. Thanks all of You Well, I like making photostories of my most challenging projects It will be great if it helps anyone with their own project
  6. I collaborate now, but I made also handles, and sheaths. Lately I just haven't got enough time for making handles, so I post only the blades that I made. But I hope it will change during this summer
  7. Only to the seax blade Maybe the black oak and silver on handle and sheath
  8. Hello, I would like to show you a few of blades that I welded in a last couple of months. Everything is welded from S235 low carbon steel and 50HF spring steel. Only axe is made of C45 steel and 50HF welded into the cutting edge. First I want to present viking sword blade, the core is made of 2 bars with separate sections of twist pattern and solid blades. It is 75 cm long, 5,2 cm wide and the thickness starts from the 7mm near tang and ends at 4mm at a tip. Next one is the long knife with wolf teeth blade, 42 cm long and 3cm wide. It is welded from 2 twis
  9. Hello! Some time ago I have started the project of wolf teeth spearhead that Niels Provos had posted, and I discovered that in the middle of process So firstly, I want to show you ready spearhead, and then photos of process of forging step by step. Please enjoy and comment The spearhead's socket is 21cm long and blade is 45cm long and 7cm wide, socket is forge welded from old iron, blade is made of 50HF spring steel and low carbon S235 steel. Each teeth is welded from separate piece of tooth. Firstly , I drew the project in the 1:1 scale with ever
  10. I have made another blade with better proportions, weight and pattern, Dimentions: 76 cm length, 59 mm width, 7mm thickness and around 800 grams of weight Before etching: And after etching: Regards, Rafał Garbacik.
  11. The blade is after grinding,The customer will make final grinding and etching. When the handle is made I will post a picture of it. I etched it lightly to show You the pattern and inscription The blade is 76,5 cm long (without tang), 56mm wide and 5mm thick at the crossguard. Regard and thank you for comments and supporting me
  12. I forget about it The thickness before welding letters and forging was 9mm thick and 35mm wide, after forging the fuller is 28mm wide, all blade is 63mm wide, after grinding the shape it must have around 58mm wide, and 5,5mm thickness in place where the inscription is Now the weight is 900 gram, after finish I want to get around 750-800 gram, blade without tang is 75-76 cm long
  13. So, due to that the blade was forge almost to the shape there is a small amount of material to grind off, so, to prevent lose material on fuller I first hardened the sword without grinding and now I slowly grind the fuller and then edges. I etched a little the pattern and it looks like that in this moment: In the next 2 days I want to finish this project and give the blade to the customer. He made the handle and scabbard
  14. Thank you all for your advice. It helped me a lot and I forged blade successfully First I forged the fuller a bit, then blades and the fuller again in high temperature. For heating I use my gas forge In the middle of forging: The die for fuller, and a stopper that let me forge a fuller only to the 3mm thickness in the middle of fuller And ready blade: Now I must carefully grind it and heat treat Kris, I think it is possible, the structure of letters on original blades shows that they are forged from one piece, so, in the blade you need only a shallow
  15. Photos of blade after welding: Everything welds good, so now is time for the hardest part, forging everything. I know that important is to forge in high temperature to prevent from delaminating. But what should I forge first? Edges and then fuller, or on the contrary? I don't want to damage the blade at this stage
  16. A few pieces ready to be press inside the grooves, I do it in vise, piece after piece: Ready one side: Second side: Now it's time for welding it
  17. Thank You Emiliano, Thanks do advice, for inlays I use a welded bar, I used it previously and it weld perfectly, without any fail failing, but it cracked during forging the blade. Today's work in pictures: 10-layers billet of 50HF steel only After welding and forging, bar ready to turning The turning: After that I forged it into square, and added 2 pieces of S235 2mm steel: I welded it and forged into 3mm thick bar ready for being inlayed for inscription: Now it's time for cutting and filing pieces that fit inside grooves
  18. Hi! I want to show You my current project, it is an ulfberht sword blade, welded from 4 pieces, 2 turned 18-layers bars(50HF and S235 stell) and 2 blades(50HF steel). At the moment the blade is fully welded and place for inscription is chiseled(2 days of chiseling, the grooves are 3mm wide and 4mm deep) Tomorrow I'm starting to weld a bar for inscription. After matching the bar inside the grooves and welding it, it is time for forging edges and fuller. It is the hardest part for me, previously I failed at this point. The blade delaminated on edges a little after forging the fuller on die
  19. Hello, I want to sell You pattern welded spearhead (Viking, M-type, X-XI century, it is based on second spearhead from the left in the picture with original spearheads), welded from the core (50HF steel), 2 pieces of turned left/right 18-layer bars (s235 and 50HF steel), and 2 edges (50HF steel), it is hardened and tempered in 230 C. Dimentions: length 49,5 cm Blade length: 38 cm socket length: 11,5 cm, socket diameter: 28mm, spearhead thickness near socked: 9mm, width: 45mm The spearhead is sharpened, etched and polished. Price is 380 USD+costs of shipment from Poland. If you have a
  20. Thank all of You for appreciate my work Jeroen, that swords You show looks like a grandparents of the saber that I show, almost the same blade curve and degree between handle and blade.
  21. This is first time, when I welded the spearhead, as You can see, for welding I have full-forged socket, after welding process the socket stay in the same form as before welding, I cannot see any deformations on it
  22. That sabres are based on sabre from Radymno: http://znaleziska.org/wiki/index.php/Szabla_(Radymno) Forged from the spring steel 50HF, the blue one is sharped, the rest has 2mm edge. On handle is leather, european ash, brass and bronze (cap and hilt). From hilt to ring there is 10,5 cm length, blade dimentions: length: 73 cm width: 2,8cm thickness: 5mm And last, 2 blades pattern welded for sabre, the same as above, first has 128 layers, second 256 layers, welded from NC6 and 50HF steel, with the same dimentions as above. Regards, Rafał Ga
  23. Hi everyone, I do not show anything for a long time, but I think now is a good time to do this First, a welded viking spearhead, M-type, X-XI century, it is based on second spearhead from the left in the picture with original spearheads. Welded from the core, 2 pieces of turned left/right 18-layer bars, and 2 edges, it is hardened and tempered in 230 C. Dimentions: length 49,5 cm Blade length: 38 cm socket length: 11,5 cm, socket diameter: 28mm, spearhead thickness near socked: 9mm, width: 45mm The spearhead is sharpened, etched and polished. Before welding: And ready spear
  24. Thank you for appreciating my work It's very nice to hear all of a good comment, It really motivates me to keep working I'm having a break at work now, I have also other thing to do, but I will post all pictures if I continue work with the sabre
  25. The blade after etching, I must regrind the fullers, becouse of that i take too little diameter of bar to grinding there left a little scratches from belt grinder, in acid it has been etched and become very visible. For me the pattern is little too dense, in the next blade I will make about 150 layers
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